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Indiana Jones

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Here are all the movies featuring archaeologist Indiana Jones played by Harrison Ford. The first 4 were directed by Steven Spielberg and co-written by George Lucas. I’ve seen the first 3 more than once. I also read 3 of the novels. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 -> 3.5 (+) Indiana […]

Algonquin Highlands

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I stayed at a cottage near Carnarvon, in the area known as Algonquin Highlands. The first 2 photos are from the lake the cottage was 30 seconds away from, Twelve Mile Lake. After that they’re from these trails: Dorset Lookout Tower Ridge Trail Hiking Network Circuit of Five Viewpoints Crests of Kennisis Beech River Trail […]

Ontario voters need to vote strategically

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

Most people in Ontario don’t want Doug Ford to be premier again (CBC News says he has 36% whereas the combination of Liberal, NDP, Green, and Other has 64%). And rightly so — he will do very horrible things. But because of how our election system works (first past the post) he is likely to […]

People who get paid to not do their job

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Name a profession where the people who refuse to do their job still get paid. I can only think of one — US congresspeople. Republicans have for years, ever since Newt Gingrich gave them the idea, refused to work with the president if he was a member of the other party. But the definition of […]

It’s time for bold action in the US

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The US is an undemocratic country. At the very least, they need to get rid of the electoral college, eliminate the filibuster in the Senate, and jail 45 for his crimes. They also need to either add more justices to the Supreme Court or give them term limits. But all of that is for another […]

Best soundtracks by year

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Here’s an updated version of this list. I have added soundtracks that I heard first in 2019. The big winner of 2019 is Randy Newman for his delightful Toy Story 4. Year Winner Runner Ups Honourable Mentions 2019 Toy Story 4 Avengers: Endgame Captain Marvel     How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World […]

The end of a universe

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

All of the Star Trek novels that take place in the 24th century have been part of a shared, consistent universe for the last 20 years. These novels take place after Nemesis, after “What You Leave Behind,” and after “Endgame.” They fall into the novel series The Next Generation, Titan, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and […]

DC Extended Universe

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Here’s an update to this list. DC has announced a couple of exciting movies and some question marks. Man of Steel 2013 -> 4.5/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 -> 4/5 Suicide Squad 2016 -> watched the first half Wonder Woman 2017 -> 5/5 Justice League 2017 -> 4.5/5 Aquaman 2018 -> 4.5/5 […]

The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Here’s an updated version of this list. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 5 movies. As usual, Marvel has announced a bunch of exciting movies for the next couple of years. Iron Man 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Incredible Hulk 2008 -> 4/5 Iron Man 2 2010 -> 4/5 Thor 2011 -> 4/5 Captain America: […]

Best soundtracks by year

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an updated version of this list. I have added soundtracks that I heard first in 2018. The big winner of 2018 is Lorne Balfe for his masterpiece Mission: Impossible — Fallout. Year Winner Runner Ups Honourable Mentions 2018 Mission: Impossible — Fallout Avengers: Infinity War Freaks     Ocean’s Eight Soul     Solo: […]