Sarah Connor: Season 2

September 17, 2008

Have been refreshing myself with the series in preparation for Season 2 which I intend to begin watching tonight.

Re-watching season 1 on Blu-Ray has been interesting.  There are still the faults I noticed the first time round such as a very weak first couple of episodes.  This is matched with poor acting from all the main leads, with the exception of Summer Glau who has to appear wooden as part of the role…..  Again, the series perks up a little further in and I have to admit I really am looking forward to this new season.

What else have I been up to?  Finished reading “The Life and Times of the Thunderbold Kid” by Bill Bryson.  Hilarious.  I was litterally crying with laughter in places.  Bryson has got to be up there for me in the favourite author stakes.  Am still reading Moondust about the astronauts who landed on the moon and the collection of Richard P. Feynmans letters.  And…. have started a new book called “The Long Walk” by Slavomir Rawicz, it chronicles the capture of a Polish solider by the Russians in WWII.  Harrowing so far but then that is entertainment…

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Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman by Richard Feynman

April 7, 2008

And no, he isn’t.

When you think of a Noble Prize winning Physicist you would be forgiven for picturing a rather dry and crusty, tweed wearing character. But how wrong you would be when it comes to the marvel that was and is Richard P Feynman.

Feynman was part of The Manhattan Project and many other ‘discoveries’ that changed the world of physics. But this collection of stories, edited in a somewhat random fashion, have little to nothing to do with the physics. The book is a collection of anecdotes that chronicle aspects of the great mans life and I can’t overstate what an interesting and entertaining read they are. Don’t be put off by his stature in the world of science, this is a wonderful read for anyone; and I mean anyone.

From his safe cracking, art shows, appearances as a drummer in Brazil and as a musician for a ballet To his mixing with profession gamblers in Las Vegas and frequenting of ‘Gentlemens Clubs’. The extremely strange to the out right hilarious and outrageous, this man has obviously lived a life that would put the rest of us to shame.

His almost child like wonder and method of conveyance simply cements his brilliance.
And what a read / ride it is.


Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman by Richard Feynman

April 7, 2008

And no, he isn’t.

When you think of a Noble Prize winning Physicist you would be forgiven for picturing a rather dry and crusty, tweed wearing character. But how wrong you would be when it comes to the marvel that was and is Richard P Feynman.

Feynman was part of The Manhattan Project and many other ‘discoveries’ that changed the world of physics. But this collection of stories, edited in a somewhat random fashion, have little to nothing to do with the physics. The book is a collection of anecdotes that chronicle aspects of the great mans life and I can’t overstate what an interesting and entertaining read they are. Don’t be put off by his stature in the world of science, this is a wonderful read for anyone; and I mean anyone.

From his safe cracking, art shows, appearances as a drummer in Brazil and as a musician for a ballet To his mixing with profession gamblers in Las Vegas and frequenting of ‘Gentlemens Clubs’. The extremely strange to the out right hilarious and outrageous, this man has obviously lived a life that would put the rest of us to shame.

His almost child like wonder and method of conveyance simply cements his brilliance.
And what a read / ride it is.