[kottke] Is this, perhaps, how Jesus would react if mugged?
Having learned of the swiss water decaffeination process, I wondered how some of the brands available in Sydney make their decaf. Campos use Swiss Water Grinders use Swiss Water Harris doesn’t say on their website Lavazza uses CO2 Musetti – doesn’t say on their website Piazza D’oro appears to have a broken link on their […]
In bible study tonight, we read through the preamble and the crucifixion narrative in Matthew’s gospel – my very patient group put up with an hour and a half of looking at the different segments, and thinking about who was there, and what was going on. It’s not completely unlike a season of 24: so […]
Grab & fly, christchurch international airport. Surprisingly, once you prepare to board, there’s the opportunity for fresh food and even for passable coffee. They even accept australian currency, though they give NZ change. Coffee is good: well above airport standards: you can taste the coffee above the weight of the milk. There’s a lingering aftertaste, […]
Cityside café, christchurch international airport Picco premium coffee. A spot for weary travellers to gather and grab some standard airport fare: pastries, the ubiquitous ham-and-cheese-croissants, and some toasted paninis, salads, or yoghurt cups. Food is not incredibly fresh, but it’s not too bad for an airport lounge. Coffee is not too hot, and looks safe […]
c1 espresso, christchurch C1 coffee. High st, christchurch. Themed after an old cinema, with a range of trendy, bohemian types, there is a rich scent of coffee throughout the inside of the place. Coffee is good: there’s a thick head of foam at the top to keep the heat in, and just a hint of […]
Movie: Run Fatboy Run It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the movie Hot Fuzz, which is another Simon Pegg vehicle. It felt that in this film, he was out of his depth trying to portray the emotional range that the character needed, though somehow, amidst all the reaching for laughs, there are some […]
[inflight movie] The Kingdom I found this movie about americans investigating terror in the UAE to be disappointing: it seemed to be a way of justifying the caricature of muslims, without really explaining any of the interplay between the US and the Middle East. Watch Syriana instead: it manages to make the case a little […]
DVD: Eagle vs Shark Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement stars in this odd, indie film romantic comedy, about the romance between two hapless losers and their journey to find acceptance. Has some profound lessons buried under a lot of indie-ness.
[NZ TV] Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure It amazes me how much of the dialogue from this film I can still remember, though I haven’t seen it in years. I suspect it’s easier to enjoy this film if you’re under 20, but it’s aged reasonably well.