Day: 05/09/2014

Heresy of the Week – Casting Jason Momoa is DC’s best move in an age


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Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

“As the increasingly bizarre rumours roll out from behind the scenes of┬áthe DC film world, one bright and gleaming spark of positive news has actually emerged: Jason Momoa is going to be playing Aquaman.”

Read on…

How to lose friends & alienate people – Southend Tory edition


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Having blogged only yesterday about the volatile relationships between members of Southend Borough Council’s Independent Party Group, it seems that they aren’t the only ones with a talent for losing friends and alienating people.

You wouldn’t believe the things which find their way to my inbox. A lot of spam and Nigerian princes with millions of dollars, mostly, but occasionally something interesting appears. Today, for instance, it seems that a member of the Conservative group has seriously annoyed a Liberal Democrat councillor.

Nothing especially surprising there, but causing enough offence to prompt a particularly aggrieved complaint to John Lamb, local Conservative leader, is something of a slightly different order.

Read on…