Author Archives: NFB

Review: The Post

The Post Trailer The President of the United States crows about “fake news”. His advisors speak on “alternative facts”. The most popular news websites peddle clickbait, sports journalism has been reduced to “Fan TV” shouting matches, and the video game industry buys good … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Awaiting Kaiserschlacht

As 1918 began, Germany was on the ropes. There was continued unrest at home from a populace that was increasingly war weary, unhappy with the military oligarchy now in control of the country. The Allied superiority at sea was causing … Continue reading

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The Hobbit, Chapter-By-Chapter: Index

Just like the index page for my The Lord Of The Rings readthrough (which you can find here) I thought it was time to do one for my The Hobbit series. As with LOTR there, these descriptions might be droll, … Continue reading

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The Hobbit, Chapter-By-Chapter: A Short Rest

“A Short Rest” is just that: short. With the exception of “The Gathering Of The Clouds”, it’s the shortest chapter in the story, a transitionary affair between the introductory section of the adventure and the more dark and grim stuff … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Action At Tell’Asur

The Ottoman defensive line that had caused such a prolonged period of stalemate in the Holy Land had been breached, and Jerusalem had fallen. But the Ottomans, despite this setback and the losses elsewhere, were not knocked out of the … Continue reading

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Review: Coco

Coco Trailer When one talks about Pixar, there are a few things that always come up. Toy Story tends to dominate conversations. The first ten minutes of Up are fondly remembered. WALL-E is regarded as one of the greatest films … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Into The Holy Land

We must now turn back to the fate of the other named Irish Division, the 10th, that up to this point in the war had not had the same opportunities as the 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) to garner fame … Continue reading

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