Trick or Trick It’s Halloween, and you just ran out of candy. If the neighborhood kids (or anyone else, really) were to truly scare you, what trick would they have to subject you to? To really scare me? I think they have to tie me to a chair, hold my eyes open Clockwork Orange style … Continue reading The Scariest Thing in My World
Doppelgänger Alert You step into an acquaintance’s house for the first time, and discover that everything — from the furniture, to the books, to the art on the wall — is identical to your home. What happens next? I stopped there blinking in disbelief, my mouth a jar like that of a slack jawed yokel … Continue reading House Doubles
Showing off my fan boy credentials here. Interesting starting point, though as a threat it’d need to be refined.
Imagine we lived in a world that’s all of a sudden devoid of color, but where you’re given the option to have just one object keep its original hue. Which object (and which color) would that be?
What a fantastic idea for an episode of Doctor Who.
Show synopsis: ‘The Doctor and his companion arrive on Earth to find something is very wrong with what they are seeing. Everything they see is black and white, except for the bright blue box they arrived in. Very soon all of the colour from the TARDIS and themselves starts to drain. Can The Doctor fix this before all the colour and energy on Earth is drained as he comes up against a new enemy- The Monochromes.’
The Monochrome– Creatures that devour the energy and life that colour provides.
Calling the Grand High Moff- The man that brought Doctor Who…
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Local Color Imagine we lived in a world that’s all of a sudden devoid of color, but where you’re given the option to have just one object keep its original hue. Which object (and which color) would that be? A world of monochrome, a world of darkness on street corners, strong bright lights and creeping … Continue reading Aren’t Things More Simple in Black and White????
Singing the Blues I've been too three excellent gigs at the Harp over the past few weeks. The first was the Wabash Jazz Quartet (not too be confused with the Wabash Jazzmen) which was a very good Dixieland/Swingband. I was a little late arriving as I had to do my washing for the week and … Continue reading City on the Edge of the World
Out of Breath We all seem to insist on how busy, busy, busy we constantly are. Let’s put things in perspective: tell us about the craziest, busiest, most hectic day you’ve had in the past decade. My busiest day in recent years was probably the day the Kynnersley Arms opened. We have a go live time … Continue reading Setting the Pace
In case you didn’t twig…. the film is Citizen Kane. It may be a standard film school/film critic answer to the favourite film question, but I actually love the film and have done since I was about 9. Believe me, at 9 I had no idea of the films status
You get to spend a day inside your favourite movie. Tell us which one it is — and what happens to you while you’re there.
I hate being the caretaker for Charles. How am I supposed to keep this house up to scratch if he hasn’t evening finished building the damn thing? Look at him sitting up there on his own, miserable sod. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him entertain anyone, least not since his wife left him. Here is living in a half built giant house he is all alone in. I thought hermits were supposed to live in small remote places, not some ridicules over the top stately pleasure dome. Who does he think he is? Mighty Khubla Khan? Well, I guess he goes have three of the same letters in his surname.
Oh well, I better get on with sorting the junk of his…
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Grand Slam The World Series starts tonight! In your own life, what would be the equivalent of a walk-off home run? (For the baseball-averse, that’s a last-minute, back-against-the-wall play that guarantees a dramatic victory.) Turning the tables in a bleak or seemingly insolvable situation, basically my Grand Slam moment when I have my Sherlock Holmes/Columbo … Continue reading Big Finish
Finite Creatures At what age did you realize you were not immortal? How did you react to that discovery? I genuinely cannot recall any time when I didn't understand the idea that I would die, but I do recall that for a long time I believed that all TV programs were fictional. My wake … Continue reading The Immortality Engine
Fourth Wall You get to spend a day inside your favourite movie. Tell us which one it is — and what happens to you while you’re there. I hate being the caretaker for Charles. How am I supposed to keep this house up to scratch if he hasn't evening finished building the damn thing? Look … Continue reading The Caretaker