John Hardy

24 Jun 19

On Saturday morning (22nd June 2019) Marija and I made an early start.  And it was a very chilly morning with a temperature of around minus 4 deg C.  We had breakfast at the motel and were on the road to Ivan VK5HS’s house by just before 8.00 a.m. local time.  Ivan had kindly volunteered […]

24 Jun 19
NZ Film Freak

Bohemian Rhapsody is a biopic of Freddie Mercury’s life within the iconic band, Queen.

It’s an emotional journey with an epic soundtrack, mirroring the trauma and heartbreak of Mercury’s rise and fall in fame.

What I like about this movie is that unlike Elton John’s biopic, Rocketman, Bohemian Rhapsody retains the original Queen soundtrack. So it feels like a more accurate representation of Freddie Mercury and his music…

24 Jun 19
Luke Goodsell

Laurel and Hardy were comedy icons of Hollywood’s classic era, their names conjuring images of bowler hats, buffoonery and slapstick squabbling to rival Chaplin, the Marx brothers or the Three Stooges in the popular consciousness. Star Wars’ bickering droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are just two of their many on-screen acolytes.

23 Jun 19
News Directory

"Look, they won't have a nuclear weapon," said President Donald Trump with Chuck Todd, host of NBC's "Meet Press". | Susan Walsh / AP Photo CHUCK TODD he spoke to him THE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP on “NBC“ ANSWERING THE Press ”… – TRUMP why Iran went down the drone: “I think they want to negotiate. […]

23 Jun 19
Random Scottish History

Nativity of St John the Baptist.1 The Martyrs of Rome under Nero, 1st century.   Born. – Theodore Beza, reforming divine, 1519, Vezelai, in Burgundy; Dr Alexander Adam, eminent classical teacher, 1741, Rafford, near Forres; Deodatus de Dolomieu, mineralogist, 1750, Grenoble; Josephine, Empress of the French, 1763, Martinico; General Hoche, 1768, Montreuil; Read-Admiral Sir John […]

23 Jun 19

VANCOUVER-  The Boston Bruins wrapped up the 2019 NHL Entry Draft with four selections covering rounds 3 and 5-7 on the second day here Saturday, taking three forwards and a defenseman. The team, which came up agonizingly short in its bid to win the Stanley Cup, found itself with the penultimate selections in every round […]