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04/12/06

  12:57:50 am, by Nimble   , 903 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

V For Vendetta

Set in a future Britain, this is one of the better dystopian flicks I think I've seen in a long time. Not as "extreme" as The Matrix, or 1984, the story has that slight chilling "it could happen here" edge (we've seen what people will do and give up out… more »

03/29/06

  11:00:01 am, by Nimble   , 956 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Religion

Misquoting Jesus : Bart D. Ehrman

The subtitle on this book: "The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why". This is an extremely interesting book, all about the changes, intentional or otherwise, that occurred in the New Testament and in the source materials for the New Testament,… more »

03/23/06

  10:29:36 pm, by Nimble   , 275 words  
Categories: Reviews, Cooking

Jamie Oliver Cookware

These pots and pans seem to have been T-Fal coming up with minor modifications on their line for Jamie Oliver. We had this on our gift registry at the Bay when it was half off, and by their registry rules, we got it at the sale price even months after… more »

03/19/06

  12:50:35 am, by Nimble   , 432 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

The Aristocrats

We rented this one on DVD, along with Deuce Bigalo: European Gigolo (even for light-hearted entertainment, Deuce Bigalo II was somewhat of a stinker). You know what? We couldn't even watch the first ten minutes. We skipped through the rest of the… more »

03/16/06

  11:38:43 am, by Nimble   , 83 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Gardening

Seedy Saturday

The University of Calgary Community Garden is holding a Seedy Saturday this year on March 25 at the Montgomery Community Centre. It seems to be some sort of deal where folks sell and exchange open-pollinated seed, with an eye towards foodstuffs.… more »

02/27/06

  11:42:35 am, by Nimble   , 582 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Science

Struck By Lightning : Jeffrey S, Rosenthal

This is a very entertaining, easy-to-digest (don't eat it) book all about, as the subtitle of the book says, "The Curious World of Probabilities". The reading is brisk, and he goes over a number of pretty practical subjects. The Law of Large Numbers… more »

02/22/06

  10:52:07 am, by Nimble   , 863 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Languages

Kiswahili, Msingi Wa Kusema... : Hinnebusch, Mirza & Stein

I'm getting prepared to go to Africa this year. True to my nature, I've got books on Swahili, the major language of East Africa, on my reading list in preparation. I first ran across the Swahili language in a used book called "Jifunze Kiingereza", or… more »

02/20/06

  01:05:02 am, by Nimble   , 88 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

The 40-Year Old Virgin

I didn't understand what all the kafuffle was about until I saw the movie. Steve Carrell does an absolutely outstanding job as the main character. The main character, Andy, is charming, obviously a little bit naive, but is not a flat caricature of a… more »
  01:04:16 am, by Nimble   , 140 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

War of the Worlds (The Modern Remake)

It's got Tom Cruise in it, and follows him, but he doesn't take over the show. This is a Spielberg spectacular, and if you're looking for an utterly horrifying, as-realistic-looking-as-you-can-get version of the War of the Worlds story, this is… more »

02/19/06

  11:56:07 pm, by Nimble   , 256 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Gardening

The Savage Garden : Peter D'Amato

This is a great book for fans of carnivorous plants. I got my first interest in gardening going to the horticulture department of UBC as a little kid, and the Venus Flytrap was definitely the main thing that got me hooked. I've tried raising them in… more »

01/29/06

  10:51:11 am, by Nimble   , 468 words  
Categories: Reviews, Games

Kingdom Hearts

This game was a surprise. It's one of the oddest concepts I've come across in a while - Final Fantasy meets Disney - but the truly strange thing is that it works, and even soaked-to-the-bone surety that running around with Goofy and Donald by your side… more »

01/27/06

  09:24:32 pm, by Nimble   , 177 words  
Categories: Reviews, Low-Carb

Diet Rite Comes To Canada!

Well, at least to a store near me :) I encountered these at the local Sobey's (anyone know what the deal is that had most but not all IGAs turning into a Sobey's?) in three flavours: cola, red raspberry and tangerine. This is another Splenda-sweetened… more »

01/05/06

  11:01:29 am, by Nimble   , 218 words  
Categories: Toys, Thoughts, Science

More Heralds of the LED Revolution

One of these days, I want to get a projector. It seemed like such a lost cause to go looking for one, though, not just because of the space around here, but because I thought something else would be coming over the horizon soon. I thought LEDs would be… more »

01/01/06

  10:21:50 pm, by Nimble   , 255 words  
Categories: Reviews, Stores

Horizon Meats

The traditional butcher shop is a pretty hard thing to find these days. Actually, we were mostly on the hunt for strange meats to take to our friend Adam's mostly-traditional "stones" meal for new years (cooking on slabs of rock heated with an… more »

12/28/05

  10:34:39 pm, by Nimble   , 292 words  
Categories: Reviews, Restaurants

Julio's Barrio

We don't have a lot of Mexican restaurants in Calgary - if you don't count Taco Bell, anyhow. Salt 'n' Pepper and the Tecate Grill... there may be a few more. Julio's Barrio is a Mexican restaurant that is in the old location of Red Robin's in… more »

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