Category Archives: Popular Culture

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer! – Don’t ruin the legacy with a remake.

Like several other people trying to forget about big issues in the world, this weekend allowed some of us to become pre-occupied with a small one…. they want to remake Buffy The Vampire Slayer! At its heart was Buffy – … Continue reading

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I met perhaps the most famous tree in the world at Sycamore Gap

If you think of how many trees are famous; there are quite a few of them but compared to the countless billions of trees on the planet they are really few and far between.  Some famous trees are no longer … Continue reading

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So long Harlan Ellison, writer of my favourite hour of TV ever… The City on the Edge of Forever

On Saturday I was sad to wake to the news of the death of the writer of my favourite hour of episodic television and indeed many peoples favourite hour.  Harlan Ellison the writer of the beloved original Star Trek episode … Continue reading

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A visit to Clava Cairns

Everyone knows I like my history and the older it is the better.  I spend much of my time visiting prehistoric and neolithic monuments. Everyone knows of Stonehenge but there are hundreds of other stonecircles across Britain as well as … Continue reading

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An Outlander Day Tour of Scotland

During my recent 9 day tour of Scotland with 7 lovely ladies from the USA, one of the top priorites was to see as many Outlander sights as we could.  For those who are unfamiliar with Outlander (and that is … Continue reading

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All about driverless cars!

Today (or yesterday when you read this), I was taking a walk outside Parliament and I had the opportunity to jump in a driverless car!  More about that later but it made me think of how in just a few years, … Continue reading

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Black Panther Movie Review

Earlier this week I went to see the Black Panther movie.  Some of you may know that I despise comicbook based movies.  Just going from the trailers they seem very generic, derivative and not very deep; I like science-fiction but … Continue reading

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