Tuesday, August 27, 2019

TV Series Opening 40: The Borgias

The costumes alone should get ALL the awards for this series. It was just beautiful, visually orgasmic. Oh wait...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

BBC Earth From Space: Episode 4

Last, fourth episode of the series.
This episode was about the change that human is causing, so I didn't take many screencaps, because those changes would work most as gifs - drying of the lake, widening of the mine, disappearing forests...

TV Series Opening 39: Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers

In two language versions, because first I knew it in Polish and will always prefer it. Sorry.
It remains one of my greatest childhood memories and yes, I do watch it sometimes.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Why Navajos Love Their Country Music

An anthropologist who is also a singer-songwriter explores how Southwestern Native bands shake up the notion of “cowboys and Indians.”

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019

TV Series Opening 38: MacGyver

It's classic in my book. Classic. I was so addicted to it.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Monday, July 08, 2019

TV Series Opening 36: True Detective


The opening is from Season 1 and actually the video is doubled the intro, as the song is longer and someone wanted to loop it because of that nice, nice song.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

[Drama Review] Hymn of Death (사의 찬미)

With any tv production or a movie based on real people and real events there comes one unpleasant twist - the stories make us wish the history could have been different. We tend to wish a different outcome. I remember I wished, against the reason and all my historical knowledge, the final of Gyebaek would be different, despite knowing all too well the brave general would die. Hymn of Death also deals with real, historical figures, and yet does it in such a tepid manner that I really didn't care whether they die or live.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Saturday Poetry Corner 11: A Hard Rain's a-gonna Fall

Picture from Pixabay
I may or may not like Bob Dylan's mannerism of singing, but the lyrics to this songs are poetry. A haunting, vivid description of the world.
Also, I might or might not write about those lyrics in one article. So yes, they give me the goosebumps.

Sunday, June 09, 2019

BBC Earth From Space

I present you the additional pictures from the episode 1 & 2. After the series is done, I will create another post with pictures from episodes 3 & 4.

Friday, June 07, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

TV Series Opening 34: Doom Patrol

OK, I just started to watch the first episode, but godsdamn, the opening credits are BEAUTIFULLY done.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

TV Series Opening 33: Texas Rising

A miniseries directed by Roland Joffé.
I won't lie. I watched it for Bill Paxton.

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Saturday Poetry Corner 10: Solitude

Today, a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. THIS poem that probably half of the human population knows two first lines from.
Because I'm sad.

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Saturday Poetry Corner 9: The Rubaiyat

Illustration for The Rubaiyat from wikimedia

Today, some excerpts from The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam. One of the most talented scientists and poets.
Umar Khayyam was a polymath, scientist, philosopher, and poet of the 11th century CE. Whereas his mathematical works and poetry have been the subject of much discussion, his recently edited and published philosophical works have remained a largely neglected area of study. In what follows, we shall review and comment on the salient features of Khayyam’s poetry and philosophy, their relationship with one another, and Khayyam’s pioneering views on mathematics.
Traditionally, Umar Khayyam’s significance in the annals of Islamic intellectual tradition is due to, his Rubā‘iyyāt (quatrains) and his scientific works, especially those in the field of mathematics. The latter have always been overshadowed by his poetry. In recent years, critical editions of the philosophical works of Khayyam have been published which not only provide us with an insight into his philosophical thought but also provide a context for a more philosophical interpretation of the Rubā‘iyyāt.
In his Rubā‘iyyāt, Khayyam challenged religious doctrines, alluded to the hypocrisy of the clergy, cast doubt on almost every facet of religious belief, and appears to have advocated a type of humanism. It is no wonder that some referred to him as the “Eastern Voltaire” (Dole 1901, 81). This Western image, solidified by the Victorian sense of the exotic, romantic, and often erotic notions attached to the East, was echoed through the rendition of the Rubā‘iyyāt by Edward FitzGerald in the 19th century.
 (from: Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy)

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

TV Series Opening 32: The Black Sails

Oh man, that series was a blast! It had blood, treason, fights, sex, dirt! Everything that a growing pirate needs.

Monday, March 04, 2019

TV Series Opening 31: Da Vinci's Demons

I do have my reservations about the series, but anyway, the opening is nice.

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

TV Series Opening 29: Vikings

This series is not for those who faint at the faintest sign of blood.
Cause here it's not the faintest...

Sunday, February 24, 2019

TV Series Opening 28: The Game of Thrones

OK, I do have an ambiguous stance on the series, but the opening IS really well made and powerful.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday Poetry Corner 7: Night

Today, some sample of Blake's poems. I chose Night from his Songs of Innocence, but those of you who haven't tried his verses, might want to read it. I know his most famous is The Tyger, that is why I wanted to avoid it.

TV Series Opening 26: The Night Of

This series tired me. It was worth it, but godsdamn tiring.

Bookshelf Part 7

Photo by Anthony from Pexels
It's been a while I've done it, but on an incomprehensibly quavery Saturday like today, this might actually help. The Sun is shining, the sky is blue and yet something's not right.
Like +13C in the middle of February.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Throwback Thursday Part 45

On this day in 1873, Thomas Andrews, Jr. was born. That is why today's Throwback Thursday is to ships. And sailing. And drowning.
And Balthazar.

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Saturday Poetry Corner 6: Der Handschuh

Today, Friedrich Schiller with his poem. I know, I like classic poets but I like the melody and rhythm and sometimes modern poetry lacks those. Funnily enough, both of those qualities are, more than not, found in song lyrics. 
The Glove I liked from the times of my junior school. It has that subversive kind of twist that stayed with me - I'm prone to like ie. songs with such element.
It's fluffy and light but mocks the vanity perfectly.

TV Series Opening 25: Carnivàle

This series kept me in its grip the longest.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

TV Series Opening 23: M-A-S-H

I remember watching this as a kid and somehow the absurdities of the war were lost for me. Now, when I'm older, this series is so bitter and well crafted.

TV Series Opening 22: Kingdom

The opening is simply beautiful.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Throwback Thursday Part 44

adorable animal baby cat 

So today's TT is to the days we all had a good night's sleep.

Which was probably in utero. I know I've done a similar Throwback a while ago. But hey, new songs!

And no, I know where Lion Sleeps Tonight.