Adam West – the TV Batman – died this week. As a wee boy, I loved Batman, and Adam West’s Batman and his awesome Batmobile and his colourful cast of supporting characters was a huge part of that.
I mean, how cool is that?!
Pretty cool. But my love for the Batman character has waned in recent years.
. There’s more cool stuff in the Apoplexy Tiny Letter
And thoughts on the new Wonder Woman movie below…
Continue reading Waiting For Gadot
Phew! That was quite a weekend! On Friday evening, I had the great pleasure of co-hosting the launch of the chapbook
In Failure & In Ruins by my friend, former Into the Void Poetry Competition winner Mark Bolsover.
“Pure sex for a particular niche market”
The next day, Mrs Stroke Bloke and I headed through to Glasgow to see the latest production from Kneehigh Theatre, whose
had such an effect on us in the months after my stroke. Mayday Mayday
[ For more whimsy and reflections, check out the Apoplexy Tiny Letter.] Continue reading Outward Bound
So – two weeks later – I’ve finally reconciled myself to the ending of the live-action version of
Ghost In The Shell.
Final Assault: I promise, no more GitS after today
My question about the Hollywood movie of
Ghost In The Shell was:
If the fictional Hanka Robotics has developed a mechanical body, or “shell”, that can integrate a human brain; and
“We cling to memories as if they define us, but they don’t. What we do is what defines us”; then
Why would an anarchist who is rounded up to be a test specimen in a shell choose to define herself by the actions she is ordered to take by the government?
Read on for the “exciting” answer…
] But first, check out the exciting Apoplexy Tiny Letter.
Continue reading Below The Neck