Entries from September 2010

Film Test

Kodak 1922 Kodachrome Film Test Background here: Kodak Blog – Color Motion Pictures – The Earliest Days: 1922

Categories: History

Religious People Go To England

RC2′s been bloggin’ the pope’s visit to the UK: On the visit to Westminster and his lovelorn druid girlfriend On the protesters On the lovely address to children And on the (apparent) end of the Reformation Meanwhile, we have this, on the usual levels of fomentation preceding the trip: The Times – I have no […]

Categories: People and Current Events

I <3 Rachel Weisz

Ever since The Mummy. I’ve always thought she was just lovely. Showbiz 411 – Rachel Weisz Thriller So Intense One Woman At Premiere Faints By the time I finished watching Rachel Weisz in her new thriller, “The Whistleblower,” I wanted all my money back from those UNICEF cartons. This exciting film debuted at Toronto on […]

Categories: Entertainment

Nibble

Wheat & Weeds reels me in. Also: The Queen welcomes him at Holyrood (doesn’t the weather look lovely?!):

Categories: People and Current Events

*Bows, Preens, Takes Full Credit*

Benedict’s Tartan Silly English.

Categories: People and Current Events

Bullhorn

The President visits Ground Zero, on this day in ancient history, September 14, 2001. Statements from primary sources and video at the link.

Categories: War and Peace

The 1920s

The other day I was musing that when I’d really like to live would be ‘tween the Wars, England. It was stylish, modern, doctors used soap, their was an air of excitement and social change in the air, women could smoke, men still wore hats, the stately homes all had lovely gardens and hadn’t yet […]

Categories: History

Cats! Ikea! Cats!

I admit, I cried a little. I mean damn that’s a nice Ikea.

Categories: Catblogging

A Beautiful Day In September

The skies weren’t quite as solidly blue today (but great swathes of it were), and it may not be a Tuesday and I may have written it three years ago, but I stand by this, for today. I’d also like to point everyone to this Onion article from September 26, 2001 which I tweeted earlier […]

Categories: War and Peace

Winston! In Colour!

CDR Salamander – Fullbore Friday 70 years ago – The Blitz. An entire nation, Fullbore. Video, in colour! of Britain at war, including rare colour footage of Winston Churchill! at the link. 43,000 people died in the Blitz. And it’s been 70 years. Curtsy to HalfEmpty for the heads up. At the rate I’ve been […]

Categories: War and Peace

As Someone Who Spent Large Portions Of Last Year On Some Very Lovely Drugs

I find this pretty effed up.

Categories: People and Current Events

Hitch on Praying For Hitch

I forget which bit of this I wanted to quote while I was reading it, so I’ll just leave it with a Read the Whole Thing: Vanity Fair – Unanswerable Prayers What’s an atheist to think when thousands of believers (including prominent rabbis and priests) are praying for his survival and salvation—while others believe his […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Women, Public Schools and Irish Mobility

This is very interesting: The Times – Schools are not the way out of the working class, by Philip Collins Social mobility is now more or less stuck. A man who is 40 today is more likely to be in the same social class as his dad than a man who was born in the […]

Categories: History

And Because It’s a Baby Monkey Riding a Piglet

In Japan, natch…

Categories: Science and Nature

And I Don’t Even Watch Glee

Much less just about any television… God tho I love Tina Fey. And of course: It’s Hugo!

Categories: Entertainment