Category Archives: paranoia

Is this Normal Behaviour?

In early 1978, I met the woman who would later that year become my second wife, and her two-year old daughter. The details are unimportant, but the relationship that I split up is the point of this story. Background Sue … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Oz in Space?

I saw a gif the other day on Facebook which showed a short clip of Han, Chewy, Leia and C3PO in the woods (obviously from The Empire Strikes Back), followed by a shot of the four main characters from The … Continue reading

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Duck Soup

…and quackers.

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Is There Anything New Under the Sun?

Bert and Ernie After watching Sesame Street for years with my children, you can imagine my surprise when I watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the first time: I heard the names, Bert and Ernie, spoken in the same sentence, … Continue reading

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Walk-ins: do they exist?

Angel on My Shoulder   Yesterday, I watched a very old movie (1946) which involved a gangster getting a second chance at life, after he was shot dead by his partner. The devil, played by Claude Rains, had made Eddie … Continue reading

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Conspiracy!

Do you want to know a secret? We are all in this together, but due to cultural and biological programming, we believe that we stand alone against the World. If you step outside your genetically-determined ‘box’ you will see that … Continue reading

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Background Noise: sounds used to sell?

Have you noticed, lately, how much music is being played while discussions are taking place on television? Is it just me, or does this bother you, too? The Voice The Voice (Australia) This year, while watching the American version of … Continue reading

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