Anyone catch this? Any good? Not sure I’d have gone with Stephen Mangan for Gently, but they don’t ask me these things.
Honestly, this is a nice atheist book, full of pleasant memories of childhood Christmases, and plenty of grownup explanations of how and why atheists celebrate Christmas… and even enjoy it.
More pix from my London trip. Author Douglas Adams [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon U.K.] is buried in the new section of Highgate Cemetery, in North London (that’s the section you don’t need to take a tour to visit, though you do need to pay a fee). His grave is simple and tucked unobtrusively into one corner: … more…
I suspected The Fifth Element was gonna turn out to be a bunch of claptrap, and I was right. It’s a visually stunning film, to be sure — I’m a sucker for gorgeous spaceships and gorgeous spacescapes — but ultimately it’s a strange brew of Blade Runner, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Douglas Adams, mixed with a lot of pseudoreligious, pseudoscientific nonsense.