Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

A few weeks ago, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows came out. While it’s not the Sherlock Holmes production most of my friends were anticipating — that would be the second season of the BBC’s Sherlock, which began airing on BBC1 yesterday — it’s the Sherlock Holmes event I was most anticipating. Don’t misunderstand. Much … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

On Death Comes to Time and the new starship Enterprise

Earlier this week the first picture of the Enterprise from next summer’s Star Trek film was released. In case you’ve not been paying attention to the development of J.J. Abrams’ new Star Trek film, it’s a tale of the classic characters — Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and all the rest — during their original five-year mission. … Continue reading On Death Comes to Time and the new starship Enterprise

On What Others Would Do

Ah, Mr. Stephen Fry. He wrote, in his most recent column for The Guardian, “Some Christians have What Would Jesus Do? as a motto; I have What Would Douglas Think?” Douglas being, naturally, Douglas Adams. What an amazing motto. “What Would Douglas Think?” Doubtless it would be something snappy, something witty, something that brings with … Continue reading On What Others Would Do

On March’s Greatest Hits

I haven’t done a search phrase round-up in a while. Let’s take a look at the top 20 of March. 20. “Jason Gronberg.” A friend of mine. He passed away in November. One of my favorite memories of Jason. 19. “Napoleon.” One of my favorite sparring partners in Age of Empires III. Except for when … Continue reading On March’s Greatest Hits