October 16th, 2007

Burn, Baby, Burn!

In keeping with the spirit behind a long-ago post of mine wondering, based on unshakable photographic evidence, whether the current occupant of the Throne of St. Peter might have been separated at birth from Emperor Palpatine, I give you this photograph, recently snapped in Poland, showing what appears to be the former Pontiff in his current abode.

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Really interesting article on photography on this blog by Errol Morris, and some interesting responses. Liz, you seen this?


I just finished the DVD of a five-part mini-series that I believe is playing on HBO at present: Five Days. Excellent stuff. A missing woman and her kids, a criminal enterprise, lots of psychological interplay--it's the kind of thing the Brits do very well. I found the ending a bit wanting, but you're left wishing there was more--always a good sign. This was a 2005 BBC series. The DVD is for sale on Amazon UK.

Has anyone seen Summer Heights High, a faux-reality show about the day-to-day of an Aussie public school. I think it's funny as hell. I found half a dozen episodes on Youtube. Here's the trailer: