Pacific (G)Rim

Just watched what should have been a great film. Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro and featuring Idris Elba.

What a waste, pseudo-dinosaurs boxing with gigantic humanoid robots. In an age of nuclear weapons, they prefer the left hook?! Cue macho male leads and a solo, subordinate, woman. Life’s too short. Very disappointing. Going back to Pan’s Labyrinth :)

Aldhous Huxley quotes

On kindness

It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than
‘Try to be a little kinder.’

On thinking

“How do I know what I think until I hear myself say it”

Aldous Huxley,
English writer and philsopher, best perhaps for Brave New World.

Lovely and constantly changing poetry site

Poem of the Week –

This charmingly old-fashioned – viz. 1990’s – website is dedicated to increasing the appreciation of poetry. A laudable aim.

For copyright reasons if no other, it regularly changes the poems it displays. So if you are after your favourite piece of poetry, perhaps look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you wish to be surprised, and maybe find a new favourite poem, then this is for you. It also includes a page of links to more conventional poetry sites.