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Troilus and Cressida

This was the toughest play to read yet. Half of the play is about the love story of Troilus and Cressida. The second half of the play is about the bigass battle going on between Troy and Greece. You would … Continue reading

February 12, 2010 General, review, shakespeare

The Greatest Book on Earth?

According to recent public polls, most people don’t believe in evolution.  Dawkins undertakes the task of educating the public about evolution.   He assumes that the reader knows nothing.  He then goes into painstaking detail explaining exactly why evolution occurred.  He then piles … Continue reading

February 4, 2010 book, evolution, General, review

Titus Andronicus

When I think Shakespeare, I think about a guy wearing tights, fluffy pants, a ruff, a hat with a feather, and a hand reached into the air and spouting poetry which no one is expected to understand. Shakespeare was the … Continue reading

January 25, 2010 General, review, shakespeare

Into the Wild Timon of Athens

Tim throws Gatsby style parties he can’t afford.  When he finds out he is broke, he asks his friends if they can spot him.  They are all strapped.  He realizes that no one is truly his friend and becomes a … Continue reading

January 22, 2010 General, review, shakespeare

Edward III

This play starts off on a good note.  A married King Edward III tries to woo a married lady.  She’s interested, but doesn’t want to break her vow of marriage.   Ed tricks her father into a promise he will try … Continue reading

January 20, 2010 General, review, shakespeare

King Lear

Move over Reservoir Dogs. There is a new bloodiest story in town.  This story is about a King, who has 3 daughters.  He divides his Kingdom to his daughters based on who proclaims their love to him the most.  He … Continue reading

General, review, shakespeare

What is in your backpack?

What is worse than waiting in an airport for 2 hours?  Watching Tom Hanks in The Terminal?  No, it is watching George Clooney stuck in an airport AND stuck on a plane for 2 hours.  Dr. Ross goes around firing … Continue reading

January 4, 2010 General, movie, review

Canadian Exception

I normally hate everything relating to the arts that comes from Canada.  Dr. Joe Schwarcz’s books are an exception.   The first book of his I read was Radar, Hula Hoops, and Playful Pigs: 67 Digestible Commentaries on the Fascinating … Continue reading

November 16, 2009 books, General, review, skeptical

Book Review

While Shona is reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting, I just finished Richard Dawkin’s The Selfish Gene.  This version of the book has been supplemented with footnotes some of which are over 2 pages long.  That is to be … Continue reading

October 13, 2009 books, General, review, Richard Dawkins