- Would it be cruel and unusual to wake Cousin E with a rousing rendition of the Brigands’ Song from the Ronja movie?
- Went to the snow-covered golf course, sat down in the moon shadow of a spruce tree at the edge of the fairway, watched until I had seen three meteors, went home.
- Place-name scholar Ann-Christin Mattisson 1986: “Our knowledge about the nobility’s domestic architecture in the Middle Ages is … limited, i.a. because too few sites have been excavated and dated, but also because the remains are often too insignificant to merit any more thorough investigation.” (p. 25)
- Movie: Fantastic Beasts. Confused plot involving magical beasts and wizardly problems in 1920s New York. Endless CGI property damage. Grade: OK.
- Mainstream Western art from before the legalisation of porn is unbelievably pornographic. Nude 20-y-o girls and boys everywhere. It’s one big wankfest aimed at the moneyed middle-aged male. Amazing that people could have this stuff on their dining-room walls with a straight face.
- The trailer for the new Assassin’s Creed movie made me extremely stoked to watch an indie film about gay cowboys eating pudding.
- “Having dealt with the band name’s overt subversion of Late Modern masculinity, let us begin our penetration of the lyrics. The obvious place to start is ‘Lock up your daughter, lock up your wife / Lock up your back door and run for your life'”. M. Rundkvist, Pansexual Priapism. A Post-Orientational Reading of AC/DC, forthcoming from Verso Press.
- I’m on The Archaeology Show podcast!
- Movie: Rogue One. Loving continuation of the Star Wars saga with added diversity. Grimy, worn and sweaty. Grade: Recommended.
- Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Pig Disease
My neighbourhood seen from the top of a new building next door.
Fisksätra Islet. The path used to run to the left of the young trees until blocked by a tree that fell in a storm 15-20 years ago. Now the fallen tree is gone but the new pavement has made the detour around it permanent.