Month: February 2018

Film Reviews: Black Panther

Welcome to a revolution. The 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (yes, eighteen and still going) is a cultural tour de force, a reckoning for how African cultures are portrayed, as well as providing a platform for black people that’s been sorely needed. Beyond that, the film is very good, throwing up some interesting… Read more

Guns and Stats

The following is part of a discussion I’ve been having on the issue of gun control in the USA. Where I’ve read the article, which appears to focus more on the left/right political divide in the US, rather than focusing on the problem of gun crime and how to stop it. The fact remains –… Read more

Brexit and Patriotism

Someone at work regularly brings in a copy of The Sun newspaper and each day, without fail, there is the jibe/inference that if you voted to remain in the EU you are A: a ‘Remoaner’ (gee, how witty) and B: for daring to voice concerns over Brexit, you are unpatriotic. There is one particular columnist… Read more

Perspective

Sometimes life will give you a jolt that reminds you of what’s important and what matters. Today, I received news which served as such a jolt. I’m not going to go into detail, out of respect for the people involved, but it involves people I value as good friends and very serious news. Thankfully, the… Read more

Into Month Three

I’d meant to post this a few days ago but got sidetracked. I am now into my third month in my new job and I am starting to settle in, with the results starting to show this too. I had a review today, which went well and gives me renewed confidence. Some nice orders have… Read more

Addressing the Lie

I’ve been accused of running a hate site. Specifically, a hate site against this fellow. It’s true that we have had several disagreements and it’s true we have exchanged harsh words in the past, but what’s not true is that I have ever ran a site that directed hatred toward him. Such accusations have never… Read more

Could the Switch hurt Nintendo?

Now I know what you’re thinking. ‘He’s mad, the Switch is a huge success!’ Yes it is, having already sold more units inside of its first year than the Wii U managed across its entire lifetime. Nintendo are reporting better profits than expected because of the Switch’s performance. So what, you may ask, is the… Read more