Category: History & Culture

not art, music, performing arts or literature

A word from Gates of Vienna

From Rossa’s mother: This is a comment from GoV’s 17th July Newsfeed which sums things up very well…………….. There comes a point when the abrasiveness of a rough-edged individual no longer detracts from—and instead contributes to—their role as an intellectual…

This is historical bias

There’s much in common with what is going on downunder and what is happening on the BBC and ITV. First, the licence fee – the cowardly govt are really going after the over 75s, which has surprised many but not…

Try these

1. What’s the full name of the Kalergi Plan? 2. Which utilities bill is set to fall in this country? 3. DJT – which town in NC was the rally? 4. Whose bat did the ball ricochet off? 5. Which…

The Clowns at the Capitol

Didn’t really have anything for 18:00, didn’t have any music, had run a film already … hmmm. Let’s do a reaction to the risible House rubbish today, ignoring May’s last whimper: Wow, just watched the first – the highpitched female…

Midweek matinée noire

If you broaden the definition of film noir to any highly stylised, melodramatic film, usually black and white, with a hardboiled element, many might squeeze in under that umbrella – from Casablanca to real noir, as in The Third Man.…

Obstacles to the moon landing

1. Radar range https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/radar-range https://www.pasternack.com/t-calculator-radar-range.aspx The maximum range of astronomy by radar is very limited, and is confined to the Solar System. This is because the signal strength drops off very steeply with distance to the target, the small fraction…