Posted in January 2012

Jane Austen’s Naughty Bits

Jane Austen’s Naughty Bits

As the need to start making concrete moving plans and actual, real contracts for adjuncting are arriving, I needed something to really take my mind off questions of quitting work, taking leave, moving back to the city and taking leaps. In such times I invariably watch more than I should. Don’t get me wrong, I … Continue reading

Reservoir Docs

Reservoir Docs

I like Tim Roth. I don’t think he is the greatest actor since Philip Seymour-Hoffman and he has made some dodgy choices in roles but he is charming, and he can fill a screen – large or small. My first date with Roth was seeing him in Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and he was sublime in … Continue reading

I’m not sick, but i’m not well …..

I’m not sick, but i’m not well …..

I discovered “Peep Show” somewhat late in the game and it took me a little while to warm up to Jez & Mark but once I got on board with the psycho-social commentary and interior monologue that the show is based around, I was hooked. “Peep Show” is based on two London lads, Jeremy Usbourne … Continue reading

The X-Files S1

The X-Files S1

I was never a big fan of the X-Files in it’s hey-day. I watched some episodes and usually enjoyed them but there was something a bit science-ey that threw me off back then.Over the years I have watched episodes spasmodically and I actually may have already watched S1 in order from E1 as many of … Continue reading

That NYU Girl Everyone is Talking About …

That NYU Girl Everyone is Talking About …

You know the one right? Sara Ackerman has been called everything from privileged to lazy and downright crazy. If you aren’t familiar with the saga, the original emails can be found at nyulocal.com (Briefly, Ackerman was enraged by being given an assignment whereby she had to attend OWS in NYC and gave her reasons as being … Continue reading