First Crusade – Part 1 – A Christian Folly?

Soldiers from western nations rushing to the Middle East to fight Muslims. Death, destruction and suffering on a vast scale, especially for those who live there regardless of whether or not they’re combatants or civilians. New military technologies employed to further imperial ambitions. Greed and supremacist beliefs driving the carnage. This is what took place […]

House Of The Rising Sun – Novel By James Lee Burke

House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke Hackberry Holland is a man out of his time. He was a Texas Ranger, involved in many gun battles with the Mexican Army as well as the indigenous people of North America. But it’s 1918 and time has moved on. The old ways employed by men […]

Monty Python’s Holy Grail – Crazy Bunny Clip

This is a memorable scene from a memorable movie. Here the Monty Python lads find that not everything is as it seems. They soon discover that the cute rabbit has ‘sharp pointy teeth‘. This scene gave rise to the oft heard drunken shouts of Charge! followed quickly by Run Away! – If you care, give […]

Gilliamesque

Book Review Gilliamesque   by Terry Gilliam This is an intriguing auto-biography by the only non-English member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Terry Gilliam started out as a cartoonist in the US. He was involved in political activism in the States at a time when the Vietnam war was developing. It was there that he […]