Wednesday, 18 February 2015


In the Radio Times of 31 January, in an article previewing his Inside The Commons documentary series, Michael Cockerell says of David Cameron at PMQs, 'Sometimes the roars are so loud that he can't even hear the question, and has to answer based on what he knows about the MP who's standing up.'

Monday, 16 February 2015

avengers assemble; quartet

On Friday 2 January, the younger generation and I finished watching Avengers Assemble during the day, being off, which we rather enjoyed (it was well-written, good dialogue, and not overdoing the action sequences), and then all of us watched Quartet, set in a home for retired musicians, which was okay.

A line which stuck with me from Avengers Assemble was from Bruce Banner, the mild-mannered scientist who morphs into The Hulk when he's angry, and people strenuously avoid making him angry. But it's clear that he's remaining calm and softly-spoken by force of will. Eventually they are in urgent need of The Hulk, and Captain America says, 'Now might be a good time to get angry'. He says, 'That's my secret, Captain: I'm always angry.' - and immediately turns into The Hulk.

I identified with that.