Category Entertainment

Shades of Revolution

As I watched the ongoing live streaming coverage of Freedom Convoy 2022 over the weekend I could help but think: Gil Scott-Heron was wrong. Or was he? You probably aren’t aware of the music of this American poet. He’s been dead for more than a decade, and the times he chronicled were over long ago. […]

What Game?

They played the Super Bowl last night. Surprisingly I found myself watching. Not for the game, but for the commercials. I generally find four-down footbal boring, though I will admit it has gotten more interesting in recent years with a greater emphasis on passing. Still I don’t watch the regular season, and I pretty much […]

Greek Theatre – I

It is one of those places you wish you could go to take in a concert. Such history – and I imagine the acoustics are great! I have been to thousands of concerts in my lifetime, but offhand I can’t remember seeing any in what would be considered an iconic location. I’ve never been to […]

2021 In Review: Pigs Is Pigs

It has been a perennial favorite here since I foirst posted it seven years agao, and last year it was the most view post of the year. Reading the post has me heading to the basement bookshelves to read teh book again. I had to write a book report last week for a course I […]

2021 In Review: Those 10,000 Hours

In the ninth spot as we review 2021 is the 2015 post that was in sixth place last year – and is the most viewed post of all time at Random Thoughts From Lorne. While I appreciate the point author Malcolm Gladwell was trying to make, his choice of The Beatles as an example of […]

Seasonal Offering

You know we live in a weird world when people will pay $50 or $100 to hear someone recite a 400-year-old Bible translation set to music. On an unseasonably warm Ottawa night a couple of weeks ago two thousand people paid to attend something you wouldn’t expect to be popular in our post-Christian society: a […]

The Rule of Law

Back in my teens there was a television show that ran for several seasons  that made fun of the law. Given the times in which we live, I’m surprised someone hasn’t revived it.  Then again, it would probably be shut down by either the government or proponents of cancel culture. The governmnet doesn’t like people […]

Time to Get Back

There’s a famous quote about sausage making that director Peter Jackson should have given more thought to. “To retain respect for laws and sausages, one must not watch them in the making.” Maybe we would have been better off not knowing. Jackson’s  latest film, Get Back, an eight hour plus extravaganza in three parts, shows The […]

To Boldly Go…

Sometimes you have to applaud something that is essentially silly. Like William Shatner becoming an astronaut at age 90. You probably saw the news stories earlier this month. Sure it was entirely a publicity stunt for a space tourism company. Sure the money could have been better spent. Certainly it wasn’t great for the environment. […]

The Pool

I succumbed to the temptation. I signed up for an NHL hockey pool. It was free, and you can win big prizes. As a Canadian I know a thing or two about hockey, it is in our national DNA after all. I figured the top prize was mine. You know how these things work. You […]