Monthly Archives February 2011

Why I don’t watch TV talk shows

These words by Frank Chodurov, an obdurate individualist now sadly deceased, exactly express why I don’t watch those discussion shows on Japanese tv: Listening to panel discussions is equally silly. This will be seen when the conditions of the performance are considered. Four men and a moderator undertake to expound their view on a subject […]



The 39 Steps: still walking after all these years

Isn’t the Internet wonderful? A few weeks ago, I read John Buchan‘s “The Three Hostages“. I probably read it before, but fortunately I had forgotten everything about it and so was able to enjoy the whole thing all over again. Today, I discovered that yet another movie has been made about Buchan’s classic “The 39 […]