So I found a story on a website I occasionally look to for news and views, zgeek.com which, frankly, disturbed me. The story relates to the recently announced remake of one of the most spectacularly awesome movies of all time namely, the Princess Bride.
The story in question goes a little bit like this: Continue reading
William Shatner has had a long and chequered career. Of course he is most famous for his role as Captain James T Kirk in the original Star Trek series and also Captain/Admiral James T Kirk in the Movie franchise.
He is also remembered for his role as Police Officer T J Hooker in the television of the same name.
Mercifully he is less well known for his efforts as a recording artist. I say mercifully but not mercifully enough as it turns out he made a few absolutely awful cover versions of well known and loved songs including the Beatles’ Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and the Byrds’ Mr Tambourine Man.
Here they are for your viewing…um…pleasure. Listen if you dare. My advice don’t. You’ve been warned. Continue reading
Gilding the lily. You know, trowelling it on a little thick, exagerating the upside, talking it up. The expression is well known but where does it come from? Well like so many turns of phrase and common expressions in the English language one William Shakespeare is responsible for this appendage to our vocabulary. Or is he? Continue reading
“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you.”
Jules Winnfield – Pulp Fiction
This famous passage spoken by killer Jules Winnfield (played by Samuel L Jackson) is said to be a passage from the Book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament. It is an awesome passage but hardly a biblical quote. Ezekiel 25:17 from the King James Version reads:
And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.
So if you are trying to look up the passage in your family Bible, forget it. It does not exist and was made up, albeit with heavy influence from the Bible verse, for the movie.