Stranger Things

Blockbusters Reviewed

Welcome to the 33rd edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts! Last fortnight, I reviewed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018). This fortnight, I’m reviewing:

  • Stranger Things (2016-present), overall rated MA15+ for strong blood and gore, strong horror themes, supernatural themes, horror violence

(Note that Season 1 is rated M for supernatural themes and violence, Season 2 is rated M for coarse language, violence, supernatural themes, and Season 3 is rated MA15+ for strong blood and gore, strong horror themes, horror violence.)

Those are of course the Australian ratings; I’m not sure what the US ratings are.

As usual, I’ll give the trailers and clips at the end. And as usual, I offer the following disclaimer, JUST to be safe:

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD. PROCEED AT OWN RISK.

Stranger Things

Stranger Things | Netflix Official Site

The Netflix Original series by the Duffer Brothers became…

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The Ashkenazis: Jews or Khazars?

J-M's History Corner

Here, at long last, is the article I promised you in The Forgotten Jews almost 3 months ago.

The Ashkenazis, otherwise known as the Ashkenazim, make up the vast majority of world Jewry.  They come from Eastern Europe, particularly (but not exclusively) Germany.  The second-largest group is the Sephardim, who come from Spain, followed by the Mizrahim, who stayed in the Middle East.

However, there is a theory – founded in the 1800s, and holding some small degree of popularity today – that the Ashkenazim are not Jews; but rather, Gentile descendants of the Khazars.  The Khazars were a Turkish people whose empire, known as Khazaria, lasted from about 650 AD to 969 AD.

Is this claim true, or false?

THEIR NAME

This argument is used fairly frequently for arguing a Khazarian (or at least Gentile) origin for the Ashkenazim.  It derives from the following passage:

The sons of Japheth

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The Food Award

Shaheshal from Crazy Ideas with Crazy Fun has nominated me for the Food Award. Thanks, Shaheshal!  Go check out her blog; she's never boring! https://crazyideaswithcrazyfun.wordpress.com/2020/05/23/the-food-award-1/ The rules are: Thank the person that nominated you. Pingback to the creator, Elisha at https://africaboy.home.blog/ Use the same featured image as your nominator. Answer the five questions. Create five questions … Continue reading The Food Award