books, Film

My verdict on the Tintin movie

Look! It's Tintin on a bus... And here's Tintin on a tram (and a tram in Tintin)... So anyway, we went to the Tintin movie yesterday -- in 2D, as 3D doesn't work on me. I enjoyed it a lot. They did a good job of recreating the look of Herge, and there were plenty of references to keep Tintin nerds like me entertained. The first half of the movie had a lot of bits of Tintin stories all

books, News and events

NASA to prove Herge right?

Tintin and friends landed on the moon in 1952, some 17 years before Apollo 11 got there. While writing the story, Herge and his team researched what the moon would look like on the surface, and as anybody who's read the book would know, it's uncannily accurate. After Apollo 11 made it to the Moon, it seemed that Herge had got only one thing wrong: in the story, Tintin and Haddock observe

books, Melbourne, Net

Some silly things

A fire in Springvale, to which the CFA responds. C'mon, Springvale. What is this, 1960? East of Westall Road isn't paddocks anymore. Surely it's time to re-draw the MFB/CFA boundaries? The metro/country taxi boundaries are similar, aren't they? Time for an update. Odd. I found a quarterly magazine that retails for $7, but is $44 per year by subscription?! What's with those fake Tintin t-s