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Entries from March 2011

My review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

March 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

I’m a little late to the party, but I finished reading this Swedish crime thriller last night. It’s been on the best seller lists for a while and thought I would give it a go. The story centres on a downtrodden journalist, Mikael Blomkvist as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of a girl who went […]

Tags: books · review

A fitting end

March 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

Serenity is undoubtedly a movie for the fans. After Firefly's abrupt end, the absence of any kind of denouement left a gaping hole in the fabric of this fictional universe, and left the fans howling for more. This movie does fill that hole somewhat, but not completely. Answers to nagging questions still linger… Who were […]

Tags: movies · review

Netflix steps it up

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

There was some good news on the Netflix front yesterday as the company announced a deal with Paramount Studios. This brings some serious cool to the Canadian version of Netflix, which has a astonishingly meagre library compared its big brother in the States. We now have Iron Man 2 – and the USA doesn’t – […]

Tags: geeky · Netflix

Firefly: My review

March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

I recently finished watching the complete Firefly series on Netflix. That sounds like a lot of TV watching, but it only ran for 14 episodes before it got cancelled due to low ratings. Most geeks agree, however, that this show was a little gem, was poorly marketed by Fox, and should never have died so […]

Tags: geeky · Netflix · TV

Hilarious job ad

March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

This is a real job posting. I appreciate the brute honesty because it doesn’t sound like a job I’d be that interested in. But some sicko might be. And yes, they actually are looking for a “sicko”: We want to add some talent to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune investigative team. Every serious candidate should have a […]

Tags: employment · humour · writing