Archives for: March 2009

A High Degree of Difficulty

March 31st, 2009
We're raiding Naxxramas last night, and we're about to fight Gluth, and there are a couple of people who have not done the fight before. So the raid leader explains the fight, which is a bit intricate with some people running one way and another group d… more »

Cooked Offerings

March 25th, 2009
I noticed the other day that without realizing it, my wife and I have been engaging in an ancient Eastern tradition. In Asian homes there are frequently small shrines to the family ancestors. These ancestors are remembered at meal times with small porti… more »

Not a Fan of Friars

March 18th, 2009
Geoffrey Chaucer, Prologue of the Summoner's Tale For you have often heard, by God, how a friar's spirit was once carried off to hell in a vision, and as an angel led him about to show him all the pains there, he did not see a friar in the entire p… more »

Reviews: Coraline, Revelation, India after Gandhi, Watchmen

March 18th, 2009
Coraline - 8/10 I really enjoyed Coraline. Not an ambitious film but very well executed, and replete with the odd, imaginative touches that are a hallmark of Neil Gaiman's work. The story is simple but elegant; I particularly appreciated the realism of… more »

Ow! My Brain!

March 17th, 2009
I am working from home on Mondays. This means that I am taking my lunch at home on Mondays, and this in turn means I am receiving some exposure to daytime television. And I have to say, "Ow! My Balls!" would be an improvement over almost all of the d… more »