Was Edward IV Illegitimate? (And Why It Doesn’t Matter)

King Edward IV, whom Tony Robinson believes was illegitimate You may or may not have seen Tony Robinson's 2004 documentary Britain's Real Monarch, in which he proposes that King Edward IV of England (1442-1483), who reigned from 1461 until 1470, and again from 1471 until his death, was illegitimate, therefore had no claim to the … Continue reading Was Edward IV Illegitimate? (And Why It Doesn’t Matter)

Doctor Strange & the Guardians

Blockbusters Reviewed

Welcome to the 41st edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts!  Last fortnight, I reviewed Ant-Man (2015) and Captain America: Civil War (2016).  This fortnight, I’m reviewing:

  • Doctor Strange (2016), rated M for fantasy themes, violence and coarse language
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), rated M for science fiction themes and violence

Those of course are the Australian ratings; in the United States, the ratings are:

  • Doctor Strange – PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content

As usual, I’ll give the trailers at the end, along with a clip each.  And as usual, I offer the following disclaimer, just to be safe:


Doctor Strange

5 characters rumored to be in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of ...

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The Myth of “White Privilege”

Is there any left-wing political talking point more annoying and stupid than "white privilege"? Especially since the facts simply aren't in its favour. No need to plead guiltyThe fashionable doctrine of ‘white privilege’ is fatally undermined by the factsThe concept of “white privilege” is some-times credited to the African-American writer W.E.B. Du Bois, but the … Continue reading The Myth of “White Privilege”