CRRRaSh! 358 Six Geese A-Laying

By Roy Mathur, on 2020-12-30, at 19:24:36--19:37:07 GMT, for Captain Roy's Rocket Radio Show, Listen

Cheese

More cheese news. More than half of my consignment of extremely culturally valuable Kraft cheese; a present from Mum, was damaged in transit. This stuff have a shelf life of years, as long as it is kept airtight.

I was devastated. You absolutely will not have a clue what I'm talking about unless you are Mauritian or Australian. Take it from me, this is a highly serious matter.

Day Six

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Wonder Woman 1984

I watched this yesterday to cheer myself up.

Diana Prince, antiquaries expert and also Wonder Woman, deals with the consequences of a magic monkey paw wish stone that falls into the hands of a failing desperate oil entrepreneur. Did it work?

No, because this sequel is weaker than first and there is no clear villain though the main antagonist did vaguely remind me of the salesman from Clive Barker's novel Weaveworld. Also, though it was nice to Diana's boyfriend Steve back to comedically experience the 80s as a man out of time, he was more of an accessory and didn't have much to do, though at least he got to fly the invisible jet.

Yes, but because I really felt Diana's sense of loss , which was heart breaking and I enjoyed the cameo at the end. I also liked that she was powerful, but also kind, tried not to kill, and wasn't cruel. I feel this is thanks mostly to Gal Gadot, who makes a fine Wonder Woman.

The film largely succeeds in pushing Wonder Woman as a feminist equivalent of Superman, which was the intention of her creator psychologist William Moulton Marston.

The greedy 80s is lampooned effectively, rather than swooned over nostalgically (something I've never felt about the period), and should give pause to our old friend Jeff Bezos for appropriating the Amazon name.

An average movie overall, though there are enough people who liked it better than I did, so a third movie is already scheduled.

I Dropped Another Phone in the Toilet

How is that even possible? It seems toilet bowls have a built-in smartphone magnet.