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Good Omens on Amazon Prime A Spoiler Free Review

Countdown from Six to a Spoiler Free Review of Good Omens

Six episodes, five Queen songs in the fifth episode, four friends, horseman, and demonic wheels; three wheels on a tricar, two main angels (one fallen), and one flaming sword. And if that’s not enough to get you to watch Amazon Prime’s Good Omens, then remember, it’s based on a novel written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett!

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Life After God by Douglas Coupland

10 Quotes from Life After God by Douglas Coupland that are Reasons for you to Pick it Up

The back cover of Douglas Coupland’s Life After God is pretty hard to not use as a description of what the book is. “We are the first generation raised without God. We are creatures with strong religious impulses, yet they have nowhere to flow in this world of malls and TV, Kraft dinners and jets. How do we cope with loneliness? Anxiety? The collapse of relationships?

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LEGO Star Wars Microfighters – Series Seven Review

LEGO Star Wars Microfighters – Series Seven MiniFigs

If you’re wondering why the diversion from the 20th Anniversary sets? Well, I don’t have the two of the sets yet, and the Slave 1, as beautiful as it, can’t stand up without additional support. I’ve ordered a custom stand so worry not. It’ll be here soon.

Microfighters divide opinion amongst fans of Lego Star Wars as their super-deformed style doesn’t appeal to everyone. On the whole, though, I’m a fan, and the kids love them. At less than ten bucks, Microfighters are relatively cheap and in recent years, have been an inexpensive way to get some decent mini-figures.

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Late to the Party? No Worries? There’s plenty of parties! (An Agent Palmer Rant)

Recently I watched The Matrix for the first time. Yes, in 2019 I watched 1999’s The Matrix for the first time. Twenty years is a long time to be late to the party on something but I shouldn’t be vilified for not being a part of it, I should be welcomed to the party.

As I write this, I don’t know what the reaction will be, because I sat down with Bill on The Wicked Theory Podcast to discuss my first reactions to this twenty-year-old film, and that episode has not yet dropped.

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Len Deighton’s Blitzkrieg Is a Classroom in a Book Explaining What Blitzkrieg Is

Blitzkrieg From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk by Len Deighton

Len Deighton’s Blitzkrieg is a focus on the many pieces of innovation, lessons learned, battles fought and won that lead to blitzkrieg, which “was quite different from anything ever experienced in previous wars.”

Deighton doesn’t go into much about the origin of the word, but he doesn’t mince words when describing what the short success of the blitzkrieg has been made of in hindsight where he writes “German triumphs in this campaign have caused their military recklessness to be hailed as genius, their dangerous gambles to be thought of as miracles.”

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