Lolita has left the building!
by Bag Man on 2019-12-28
Actress Sue Lyon, 73 passed away in Los Angeles on Dec. 26. To most, she was probably best known for her first major role, at only 14, as Lolita in Stanley Kubrick’s adaption of Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel. She won the role as one of 800 young actresses auditioning for it. Her portrayal of the teen nymphet earned her the Golden Globe in the most promising newcomer-female in 1963.Sue Lyon was born in Davenport, Iowa, but moved to Los Angeles with her family after her father died when […]
May I have your attention please? Will the real Jack the Ripper please stand up?
by Bag Man on 2019-12-27
I repeat, will the real Jack the Ripper please stand up? We’re gonna have a problem here …During a clear-out of stock at the University of Melbourne’s Theology department an old document was found between the pages of a book. The document was a letter, sent in 1889 from a Reverend William Patrick Dott, telling of an attack on a woman named Mary by a ‘Kosminski’ who ran screaming at her with scissors in London’s East End.The letter ended up on eBay, where amateur ‘Ripperologist’ Tim […]
Love is a burning thing, And it makes a fiery ring
by Bag Man on 2019-12-26
In a number of countries icluding Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia, crowds of people have gathered to watch the annular eclipse. In an annular eclipse, the moon covers the centre of the Sun, giving the appearance of a bright ring of fire.A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse. Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season. This was the first eclipse this season. The second eclipse this […]
The times they are a changeing…
by Bag Man on 2019-12-25
Come gather round people where ever You roam, and admit that the waters around You have grown…No, this isn’t about Greta Thunberg or the environment again but old Santa Claus and his Christmas antics. Well, maybe it’s a little bit about the environment also …Every year Father Christmas travels around the planet with his reinders and his sleigh to deliver presents to all nice kids, but maybe it’s time to upgrade this procedure for let’s face it – flying reinders might have been top of the […]
Straight Space: Disney Cuts Lesbian Kiss from Star Wars
by Bag Man on 2019-12-25
The last Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker features the franchise’s first same sex kissing scene. Reviewers has described the scene as “a brief flash of two women kissing among a crowd of other characters”.Prior to the films premiere director J.J. Abrams hinted at a same-sex scene in interviews and said “In the case of the LGBTQ community, it was important to me that people who go to see this movie feel that they’re being represented in the film.” Even so the scene […]
A Sign Language for Space Travellers
by Bag Man on 2019-12-24
Sign language is different in different countries. Not as different as spoken word language, but still different.Brittish sign language (as, I’m pretty, sure most) is missing signs for many new discoverys in especially astronomy and space research. Now an astrophysicist tied to the University of Leeds and a group of deaf astronomers collaborate to create new signs to fill up this gap in the sign language.If Brittish sign language becomes more up to date within the fields of new science than […]
Make the Galaxy Great Again! – Trump launches US Space Force
by Bag Man on 2019-12-22
OK, I’m no big fan of Donald Trump. Since I’m not american and don’t live in the US, I don’t really know about his politics, but from the way he acts I’d say he a ravin looney. As president of the United States he is probably the most powerful person in the world but yet he acts like a child, and most of the time seems to act without any consideration of the consequences. When Barack Obama acted with dignity and respect towards other world leaders like a true statesman, Trump throws tantrums […]
The Witcher has monsters and witches doing topless magic.
by Bag Man on 2019-12-21
Netflix has launched their sword and sorcery series The Witcher, and most reviewers compare it to Game of Thrones. Well, it has heroes with swords, it has magic and it has monsters, so the comparison is obvious. Most reviewers I’ve read so far agree that it doesn’t reach GoT’s heights and some claim it’s just boring.Those familiar with Andrzej Sapkowski’s, novels or width the video games his writings inspired tend to disagree. They tend to see the dark humor of the story and the faithfulness to […]
Substancial parts of the wizard world distance themselves from Harry Potter author.
by Bag Man on 2019-12-20
J. K. Rowling has tweeted in support of British researcher, Maya Forstater, who was fired over her anti-trans social media posts. Today Rowling changed many fans’ views of her own character when using the hashtags #IStandWithMaya and #ThisIsNotADrill. There has been an uproar among Harry Potter fans in the LGBTQ+ community, and Rowling’s name was trending No. 1 on Twitter alongside “JK Rowling is a TERF” (trans-exclusionary radical feminist). She even put Donald Trumps’ historic […]
Kylo Ren walks out on interview in fear of hearing himself sing Being Alive
by Bag Man on 2019-12-18
Kylo Ren, the wayward son of Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo, who like his grandfather Darth Vader turned to the dark side. After killing his father, trying his best to kill his uncle, Luke Skywalker, and just being the bad boy of the galaxy in general he now walkes out on an interview.Kylo, or Adam Driver, was doing an interview with NPR’s talk show Fresh Air, and after they played a soundclip of him singin, from the movie Marriage Story he just got up and left.Driver has previously […]
Baby Yoda: Sunscribe to PewDiePie I won’t
by Bag Man on 2019-12-18
We have a weird situation on the Internet right now. It doesn’t happen very often, and if it does it’s usually at times of the Olympic Games, but we seem to have what is usually referred to as a “junction”. A junction is basicly when two (or more) very powerful trends or phenomenas crosses each other. The results may vary. Sometimes they equal each other out but sometimes they enpower each other and affects the whole or at least very big parts of the web.We can see this now when the US (apart […]