Friday, December 31, 2021

Films I Saw in 2021

 Now that I've started using Letterboxd I can pull up neat statistics about what I saw this year. Here's a list of what I saw:


and here's a world map of where they're from (Hong Kong not visible at this scale):


Saturday, September 25, 2021




From Camilla Townsend's Fifth Sun: A new history of the Aztecs (2019).

Tuesday, August 31, 2021


 Extract from Sean T. Collins' Pain Don't Hurt: Meditations on Road House (2020).

Friday, July 30, 2021

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Heavy Overhead

Heavy Overhead by Jen Orpin

"Heavy Overhead" by Jen Orpin.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The British Way of Life

...I swallow my dreams like my beer...

The British Way of Life - The Chords (1980)


Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Archaeology of Dealey Plaza (2)


Photograph by Michael Parks.

A bit of industrial stratigraphy. Some theories claim that the fatal shot fired at Kennedy came from the storm drain on Elm Street, at the foot of the grassy knoll, hence the potential importance of the differing street levels between 1963 and the present day in terms of determining whether or not such a shot would even have been possible. 

Given that the only exits from the drain are a manhole up to street level and pipes that are 12" and 15" in diameter, it is perhaps an unlikely location for someone who would be looking to get away quickly.