The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide To Knife Fighting – a complaint on behalf of Prius Owners everywhere

I have just sent the following letter of complaint to ABC-TV.  Since it is riven with left-wing bias and post-modern wankery I don't expect a reasoned response of even a response.  Therefore I post this to my blog in the hope to raise awareness of this insidious attack on our society. UPDATE: 9/04/2013 10:51. My complaint has been … Continue reading The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide To Knife Fighting – a complaint on behalf of Prius Owners everywhere

Must-See TV – All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

("Must-see" is a relative term.  This 3-part documentary can be fairly hard-going.  I first saw the series along with several other works by Adam Curtis early this year, so I've had the chance to view them a few times; first to let them wash over and again to drill down deeper.) Adam Curtis is a film-maker and … Continue reading Must-See TV – All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Must See TV (possibly) – Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy

I'm not entirely sure that I should recommend Luxury Comedy.  It is very bizarre and doesn't have anything like the cogent story lines that everyone could relate to in The Mighty Boosh. By way of experiment I lent a copy of episode 1 to a colleague whose appreciation of the absurd and Gary Numan should have placed … Continue reading Must See TV (possibly) – Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy

The Iron Chef experiences are adding up! (Kyo no theme – KYOTO!)

There are some foods associated with Iron Chef: Fois gras; truffles; matsutake mushrooms; hamo (pike conger eel); consomme jelly and piiman (capsicum).  Last night I had 3 in a single meal. First entrée was chestnuts, ham, cheese and matsutake mushroom croquette. Second was abalone, sanma and piiman. Hamo and snapper carpaccio seasoned with hamo bones was next.  It's the one with … Continue reading The Iron Chef experiences are adding up! (Kyo no theme – KYOTO!)