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Moneyball and Wallstreet

One of my favourite sporting movies is Moneyball.  Those outside of the US may not have watched it or even heard of this oscar nominated picture. It’s a movie about the adaption of innovative sabermetrics which changed how the game

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Posted in Movies and TV, Sport and Adventure

Two Astronomers discuss Alien Lifeforms, Science Fiction Movies and Astrophysics

From the end of the much acclaimed 1997 Sci Fi Thriller  ‘Contact’: ‘You are not real, none of this real….. You are an interesting species…In all our searching all we found is each other.’ If you are a Sci Fi

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Posted in News, Science

Keep On Sleeping With Ham Sarris #1 – Against Empathy (With Plaul Boom)

I am a big fan of Ham Sarris’ podcasts and this one in particular really got me thinking: If you are after more insightful podcasts by Ham, tune into the follow up podcast with Peter Jordanson:

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Posted in News, Reflections

I think Neil deGrasse Tyson just invented Intellectual Porn

Watch from 3.44 on mute… Warning the following You tube viewer comment may offend some readers:

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Posted in Movies and TV

The greatest cover up in history – The unheralded Robert Zimmerman

Few Hollywood insiders know that Robert Zimmerman’s deftly nuanced acting performance in The Night We Called It a Day landed him a lot of movie scripts. If you have seen Robert in this; his manner holding the gun beside his

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Posted in Movies and TV, Music

Did the RIO Olympics Deliver?

Just finished reading this article on BBC about Rio Olympics 2016: Did the IOC’s gamble pay off or did Brazil fail to deliver? What are your thoughts? I personally feel the Olympics didn’t pay off. Sure there are always stellar

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Posted in Movies and TV, Sport and Adventure

Fallen Angels – Bob Dylan (a snappy review of Bob Dylan’s latest album)

Like its predecessor, the masterpiece Shadows in the Night ( my review here), this album is enticing a whole new audience to the Bob Dylan musical repertoire; the type of audience which lounged their music away and didn’t think twice,

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Colombian Police Are Just Doing Their Job

I was stopped by Colombian police on the street today because I looked like a delinquent and was asked to show my ID. As they ogled my ID, I removed my sunnies from below my hoodie so they could match

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Hail, Caesar! – The Latest from the Coen Brothers

I finally saw the Coen Bros latest Hail, Caesar! (click for IMDB overview). It’s very  playful, multilayered, satirical and witty as you would expect from the highly original Coen duo. At times, stylistically and comedically it reminded me of a

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Posted in Movies and TV

Meanderng Thoughts about the Beatles Anthology

In Australia, my first recollection of hearing The Beatles was at the tender age of six.  In primary school we danced incessantly to Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da and Yellow Submarine. It seemed like a daily exercise ritual and I became increasingly disheartened

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