Submarine movies

Films seen: Das boot [1981] Counter Measures [see Crash dive 2] Crimson tide [1995] Crash dive 2: Counter measures [1998] The hunt for Red October [1990] In Enemy Hands [2004] Nautilus — which version ??? Oasis of the oceans — not ??? (cruise liner ???) Run silent, run deep [1958] The Russians are coming, the…

Trivia – Queen Victoria

Did you know that Queen Victoria spoke English with a German accent? Her father was German and she was largely brought up by a German nanny. “Speaking the Queen’s English” takes on a whole new meaning.

Best screen productions of all time

Movies Blast from the past The Bourne identity The fifth element The Matrix Pleasantville Serenity Terminator Terminator 2 Terminator 3 Best TV series The big bang theory The Bill (the early years) Doc Martin Firefly IT crowd My hero Pushing daisies Spooks Star trek: The next generation Terminator: The Sarah Connor chronicles The twilight zone…

Words, contractions

Contractions Common contractions include: can not = can’t is not = isn’t will not = won’t (unusual, in its placement of the ‘o’) would have = would’ve Double contractions she would have = she’d’ve (colloquial) it is not = ’tisn’t (archaic) More contractions: of = o’ of the clock = o’clock (e.g. 12 o’clock) madam…

Non-contiguous areas within the contiguous United States

Who would have thought it? You learn something new every day. Some parts of the contiguous United States are not attached by land to the main body of US land. Three are accessible by road only by travelling on Canadian soil: Point Roberts, Washington Elm Point, Minnesota The Northwest Angle, Minnesota One is not directly…

Post-apocalyptic fiction, films and TV shows

TV series: The Changes Jericho Jeremiah The Last Train (six-part serial) The Stand Survivors The Tribe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_holocaust_fiction http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tribe_%28TV_series%29 * The Odyssey (TV series) * The Colony (TV series) * Miri (Star Trek: The Original Series) * City Limits (film) * The Sparticle Mystery * 2030 CE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_%28TV_series%29 * Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction * Mad Max…

Stuff I want

Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick, a 1952 movie about a shy farmboy who loves his next-door neighbor, but she dreams of going to the big city. Then she gets mixed up with big-city gangsters. Thought it was great when I saw it when I was a kid; maybe I might be disappointed to see it…