The Trip is an unusual concept for a film: two British comedians, playing fictionalised versions of themselves, go on a road trip together to visit some fancy British restaurants in the North of England. The original plan was that Steve Coogan would have taken his girlfriend, and so there’s much discomfort to be had in watching […]
Walking home today I passed a house running its sprinkler in the front yard. It was a hot day, and for a fleeting moment I thought it would be fun to run through the sprinkler and cool down. So of course I didn’t.
Cartoon: advanced social network [via barb]
Brewster’s Millions (1985) It’s a risk watching a movie that you only remember from childhood. Will it have aged well, or will you be left wishing you’d left it a memory. Happily, the premise underlying this film (Richard Pryor has 30 days to spend $30 million and have no assets left, so he can inherit $300 […]
Espresso Botero Coffee. 13/27-31 Crinan St, Hurlstone Park. I’ve never spent much time in this suburb, but had this place recommended to me and thought I’d check it out with the family. There’s not much to see from the street – a couple of sets of tables and small stools next door to a park and playground, […]
Nathan brings his usual thoroughness to the topic of how to do (good) coffee at church.
I found myself at a funeral this week for the mother of a friend. My attendance was more about supporting and encouraging the friend – I hadn’t actually met his mother, and so it was a different experience to most of the others I’ve attended. Instead of the photos summoning up memories of shared experiences, […]
Instead of resolutions this year I have a rough list of accomplishments that I’m trying to work towards. If I can’t get them all done, that’s fine. If I set out to do something once a month, but can only manage it 8 or 10 times, I can live with that. My main aim is […]
I was watching an end-of-year social media trend video today, and one line stood out for me amidst the usual information. The job of “community manager” – someone who looks after a social media community and steers the conversation, keeps the tone on track, and encourages civility in general is apparently on the decline. In […]
The Invention of Lying is a Ricky Gervais film (starring, co-written, co-directed). It’s a thought experiment – what would our world be like if everyone told the truth all the time? And such a world is a funny one, as we’d expect (I loved the coke commercial early in the film). Gervais plays the central character […]