08th Oct 2019

CIPC #140: Final move

One thing I haven’t done yet this year, is commenting on a chess-themed movie. More than a hundred blog posts ago, I commented on Lang leve de koningin and shortly...

01st Oct 2019

CIPC #139: Miller advertisement

The image below can be found easily on the net. It is apparently from an advertisement campaign for Miller beer from, I think, the end of the fifties. The slogan...

24th Sep 2019

CIPC #138: Blackadder II E4, Money

Blackadder is a serious contender for the title of best TV-series in history. The first season was perhaps not great, but from season two to season six it is top-notch...

17th Sep 2019

CIPC #137: Coca cola advertisement

The greatest rivalries of history and literature – the Montagues and the Capulets, the Hatfields and the McCoys, Barça and Real- pale in comparison to the rivalry between Pepsi Cola...

10th Sep 2019

CIPC #136: Gode Geass S1 E1, The day a new demon was born

Lelouch. Lamperouge. That’s seriously the name of the protagonist in this anime. No, really, you can look it up: he is actually called ‘the fishy red lamp’. Or ‘the ladle...

03rd Sep 2019

CIPC #135: The Sims 2

Do I really have to write an introduction for The Sims? I probably do, don’t I? Fine. Here it goes: The Sims is a video game that was released in...

27th Aug 2019

CIPC #134: Mari Govori, Pososi ty

If you were alive in the spring and summer of 2017 – and I suspect this is not an uncommon occurrence in my readership – you almost certainly heard the...

20th Aug 2019

CIPC #133: Das schwarze Schaf

Who is the greatest detective from British fiction? Is it Sherlock Holmes? Perhaps Hercule Poirot or Mrs. Marple? Is it brother Cadfael? Do the famous five count? No, no, and...

13th Aug 2019

CIPC #132: The prisoner, Checkmate

I have written about The prisoner before; if you don’t know what it is, you should probably read the first few sentences of that post. But there is more to...

07th Aug 2019

CIPC #131: Die Csárdásfürstin

Emmerich Kálmán is perhaps not the most well-known name in Western history, but in the small world of the operetta, it is often mentioned together with Johann Strauß jr., Franz...

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