Quacks and Cures – Wellcome Collection

June 5, 2010

At 183 Euston Rd, London, UK this was a very interesting exhibition. We learnt that in 1600 the doctors did not have many cures because they did not even know about bacteria and viruses. So instead they offered quack cures and spa treatments. Many of the visitors still believe strongly in quack cures and home remedies. Felt sorry for the poor darlings. Remember that leprosy was cured with one pill – when they found out about bacteria and how to kill them. One lady told me about a man who lives without any food or water – its true she exclaimed angrily.

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Film Review: Up in the Air

January 31, 2010



A film about a handsome 55 year old man (George Clooney) sacking ugly 55 year old men. He gets the girl too, of course.

With: Jason Reitman, George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Amy Morton, Melanie Lynskey, JK Simmons, Sam Elliott, Danny McBride, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Lowell, Steve Eastin, Marvin Young, Lucas MacFadden, Adrienne Lamping


Film Review: Did You Hear About The Morgans?

January 5, 2010



A comedy about a couple whose marriage is on the rocks become witnesses to a murder and have to live in a witness protection area – together. Fun film, good night out.

With: Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliot, Mary Steenburgen, Marc Lawrence


Film Review: St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold

December 30, 2009



The St Trinians schoolgirls on treasure hunt for Fritton’s Gold. Not bad, had a laff.


with: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, David Tennant, Sarah Harding, Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson