søndag den 6. april 2014

Look in the past posts

One feature of my neigh defunct blog is the bit of work I did publishing old SPGB material. Check the blog archive for interesting material on socialism from my party's viewpoint.

onsdag den 20. april 2011

Sarah Jane

Oh this is so unfair. First the Brig, now Sarah Jane. It is terribly sad news for Doctor Who fans.

I first saw the show as a child. Tom and Liz were a part of my Saturdays.

Goodbye Sarah Jane, my favourite companion.

Elisabeth Sladen, 1946-2011.

onsdag den 23. februar 2011

Doctor Who: The Brigadier Remembers

Nicholas Courtney - "the Brigadier", who passed away yesterday.

fredag den 22. oktober 2010

lørdag den 25. september 2010

Bent Larsen (1935-2010)

The Great Dane of chess died after a short illness at the start of September. His importance for popularising chess in Denmark cannot be exaggerated.

Slack Bastard

No, not Anarchist Andy in Aus', but yours truly.

Blogging isn't the fun it used to be. The paucity of posts here for 2010 should reveal that! Mind you, I have spent most of my summer working on and playing chess.

The chess was great, the highlight being the Copenhagen Chess Festival, where there were more GMs than you could wave an inflatable pawn at. I had a few drinks and chats in the Hotel bar with legendary Lajos Portisch; he was in the world elite for donkeys years and is very kind towards the average chess fan. Peter Svidler, one of the present top 10, stopped by for an exhibition match against Denmark's nr. 1 Peter Heine Nielsen. It was really inspirational to see all these great players in action.

onsdag den 21. juli 2010

Doctor Who Monsters and Villains

The Guardian has entered "nerd corner" as it tries to compile a list of the villains and monsters of Doctor Who. Needless to say, the fans have obliged!

I have spotted some flaws and omissions already, even on the updated list. (The benefits of having seen and heard every TV story transmitted.)

Some of the comments make interesting reading:

The North Sea gas seaweed monster in "Fury from the Deep" was the scariest of all the Doctor Who creatures, for me.
At the time, in 1968 when this was aired, Britain was converting from town gas, to natural gas from the North Sea, so this was a very topical story, and as a 12 year-old, it all seemed so much closer to home, so much more real, and more likely than beings from outer space.
The creature came out of the plumbing, and gassed people, before taking them over and transforming them into seaweed monsters, themselves.
Absolutely terrifying!

Bonnie Langford appears to have been missed off the list.