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Owing to his tendency to wear bland trousers, a bland blazer, and a bland, too-billowy white shirt with no tie, I have often referred to Timothy Dalton’s two turns as James Bond as “the Casual Friday Bond.” Because Roger Moore explored the questionable sartorial indulgences of the 1970s, he is often cited as one of the worst-dressed Bonds, but at least his safari suits and flairs had a certain memorable boldness to them which, if not the equal of Connery’s timeless style, at least stood out from the crowd without looking like a clown (relative to the style around him). 3,860 more words
Tales of the Krampus originated in what the internet calls the “Alpine” countries, including all the snowy, bread-based countries betwixt Austria, Slovenia, Germany and Italy. Though Krampus resembles something out of German folklore (the lolling tongue, the large twisted horns), its influence has expanded over the past century. 1,420 more words
Is it just me, or was John Gardner a big old pervert?
“Good writers may “tell” about almost anything in fiction except the characters’ feelings. One may tell the reader that the character went to a private school… or one may tell the reader that the character hates spaghetti; but with rare exceptions the characters’ feelings must be demonstrated: fear, love, excitement, doubt, embarrassment, despair become real only when they take the form of events–action (or gesture), dialogue, or physical reaction to setting.8 more words