In a five-star review, ’s Peter Bradshaw was effusive about the return of Craig’s “handsome-Shrek face and lovable bat ears”, and praised the romantic, sensitive tinge he’s given his final take on the character.
critic John Nugent similarly praised Craig’s new-age Bond, calling the actor’s performance “the most interesting it has ever been”. “This Bond is more passionate, more impulsive, more sensitive and - dare we say - more romantic, breathing remarkable new dimensions into a decades-old character,” he wrote
The Independent labelled the Grammy winner's Bond theme as "one of the best we've had in some time".
"The flourish of violins, electronic guitar and faint brass all pay tribute to classic Bond theme tropes, but Eilish's subtle synth motif makes this song her own," wrote Roisin O'Connor.
On Ian Fleming as Craftsman Russell Kirk Center
Wagging the Bitcoin Dog Counterpoint. Yours truly was not cynical enough: “Living up to its deserved reputation as a tool associated with criminality, the Salvadoran move to Bitcoin is very much political theater.”
8 important and overlooked questions to ask before buying a home - Washington Post: “…A Flood Factor score, which assesses the likelihood of a flood on a scale of one to 10, is available on Redfin listings and directly from First Street Foundation, which produced the score. Consumers can check Free Home Risk for an assessment of both natural and manmade property risks or a free Home Disclosure Report to check for environmental issues such as whether the area was used as a landfill, there was an oil spill nearby or if the property was used for a meth lab..”
The Aussie government insisted afterward that the rioters were the aggressors, even scolding them for urinating on Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance. Is that the truth or just part of the state’s PR effort to keep the balance of popular opinion on the side of lockdowns by demonizing those who resist them?
The most disturbing video circulating today has no violence in it. It’s this scene of police officers in another part of the country interrogating a man in the interest of “public safety” about whether he knows of any protests coming up. I can’t tell if that’s because they’re worried about a riot in their jurisdiction too or if they’re really willing to go this far to prevent people from congregating in public for fear that they’ll spread the virus. Australia has lost very few people to COVID thanks to their lockdown strategy, but they’ve lost other important things in the process.
All the more reason in America to: Thank God for Rednecks.Who else could keep us from turning into Australia?
As bad as things are getting here in the States, we can’t fathom how much worse things would be without these down-home heroes. Sure, they might carry their paranoid anti-government theories a little too far. But their paranoia is far from unfounded, and even if they sometimes over-react, they keep America from falling into the opposite extreme: creeping tyranny, Aussie style. You can’t boil a frogs if he flips out every time you reach for the knob.
Like them, I’d prefer the burdens of liberty to a warm, sterile despotism. And that seems like an old-fashioned, all-American instinct to me. I can’t see Davey Crockett “sheltering in place” because the Department of Public Health asked him to. I can’t see Teddy Roosevelt triple-masking. I can’t see Johnny Cash stanning Dr. Fauci.
So, my apologies to those anti-maskers in Virginia. I rushed to judge you last summer, and that was wrong. May you continue to resist any whiff of conformism with righteous fury. May you give no quarter to the elite “consensus” of elite “institutions.” And may you never stop being pissed off. It just might save this republic.
Except for certain quarters: College campuses are becoming insane COVID-19 security dystopias.
But then, as Iowahawk said, long before “COVID-19” became a universally known phrase:
New optical ‘transistor’ speeds up computation up to 1,000 times, at lowest switching energy possibleSkolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Is ‘the worst cold ever’ going around? BBC. Yours truly has a mild sniffle nearly all winter, which I tell myself helps me ward off worse infections (this really does seem to be true). I am sniffling a bit ahead of schedule.
People who eat more dairy fat have lower risk of heart disease, study suggests CNN (furzy). n=1, but my 93 year old mother thinks butter is a food group and has a “perfect” EKG. And she has correctly declared herself to be the original couch potato, so it’s not as if her heart benefited from years of strenuous activity.