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Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Hiisi Paikallinen

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Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]


Se on hyvää, mutta ei mitään erikoista. Sisältää ohramallasta.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 5.5% alkoholia.

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Monday, June 22nd, 2020

A Hat Full of Sky

Categories: [ Books/Discworld ]

ISBN: 9780552551441

© Amazon.fr

Tiffany leaves the Chalk to train as a witch with Mrs Level in the mountains. She is followed by an ancient creature, a hiver, who takes possession of powerful persons' bodies and drives them mad. The Nac Mac Feegle, aware of the threat, send a small group after Tiffany to protect her, but the hiver takes possession of her before they arrive. The hiver looks at people's thought and give them the power to get what their primitive instinct wants; Tiffany thus becomes a bully of a witch. Able to travel between worlds, they enter Tiffany's mind, where a small part of what is left of Tiffany tells them to fetch objects which smell like her most powerful memories of the Chalk. Awoken by the smell, she uses the power of the Chalk to reject the hiver. Soon after Granny Weatherwax, who has been aware of the hiver when Borrowing from bees, arrives and together with Tiffany they go far in the mountain, where the hiver could not harm anyone. But it does not attack, and in the morning they return to the village for the Witch Trials, a yearly fair that Granny has never missed. This is where the hiver attacks, just after Tiffany understands that the hiver does not think and only gives the people what they think they want. She talks to the hiver in her mind, and it tells her that it is as old as the Disc and it wishes to die. Tiffany then opens a door the realm of Death to let the hiver go; since the door has closed behind her she is almost stuck there, but Granny comes and takes her out, telling her that it is sometimes the duty of a witch to help people to die who don't know how. As Tiffany has no witch hat, Granny gives her her hat, which gets all the other witches talking. Later Tiffany brings the hat back to Granny, and they become closer, Granny being very impressed by the young witch.

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Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Belhaven McCallum's Sweet Scottish Stout

Categories: [ Beer/Belhaven ]


Sweet and quite nice. Probably the same as McCallum' Stout but in a simulated draught package. Contains malted barley.

Belhaven Brewery Company, Dunbar, Scotland. 4.1% alcohol.

[ Posted on June 21st, 2020 at 11:27 | no comment | ]

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The Flintstones

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



As his neighbour and best friend Fred Flintstone has helped him adopt a child, Barney Rubble cheats at a company evaluation test by exchanging his answers with Fred's so that his friend gets the job of vice-president. The test is a ploy by the crooked Vandercave for finding a patsy who would take the blame for embezzling. Fred becomes suddenly rich while Barney is fired (because of getting the worst grade) and loses his house. Barney's family moves in with the Flintstones, but the latter become more and more arrogant, inducing the Rubbles to move out. Vandercave tricks Fred into firing all the company's workers, attracting the wrath of his former colleagues. Fred eventually discovers Vandercave's plan but has to flee as his former boss denounces him to the police. Fred's wife Wilma remembers the Dictabird on Fred's desk records all conversations and contains the proof of her husband's innocence. In the meanwhile, Vandercave kidnaps Fred and Barney's children and demands the Dictabird in exchange, but the two fathers manage to save their children and neutralize Vandercave. As he accidentally invented contrete, the company's CEO wants to make Fred a real vice-president, but Fred refuses.

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Monday, June 8th, 2020

Men in Black 3

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Men in Black ]



Boris the Animal escapes from his prison on the Moon, and vows to get revenge on K who shot his arm during the confrontation in 1969 that lead to the criminal' arrest. To that end, Boris acquires a time-travel device and jumps back to 1969 to kill K and prevent his arrestation. At the same time, J discovers that the world has changed around him, as K has disappeared, and nobody seems to know him, except a few people who remember him from before his death in 1969. J then acquires the same kind of time-travel device and jumps back a day before Boris is presumed to arrive. There he is arrested by the young K, who partially believes J's story of time travel. As J knows Boris' victims in the few days before the death of K, they meet Griffin, an alien able to see all possible futures who is in possesion of the ArcNet, a device deployed by K in J's original reality's 1969, that prevented Boris' species from invading Earth forty years later (as is happening in the alternate reality). Boris attempts to kill Griffin and steal the ArcNet, but fails thanks to J and young K; Griffin gives young K the ArcNet and tells him to place it at the top of the Apollo mission rocket's that is due to take off a few hours later. J and young K fly to Cape Canaveral with giant jetpacks and manage to convice the security officer in charge of the security that their mission is not sabotage. Young K confronts young Boris on top of the lauch tower, while J faces old Boris and manages to trow him down the tower. In the end young K succeeds in putting the ArcNet onto the rocket and it gets deployed as the rocket leaves the atmosphere. On the ground, young Boris reappears and kills the security officer, before being killed by young K. K discovers that the man had a young son, who turns out to be J as a child. Old J witnesses young K erasing his memory, but leaving him with the idea that his dad was a hero. J then travels back to his own reality, and finally knows grumpy old K's secret.

[ Posted on June 8th, 2020 at 19:14 | no comment | ]

Woodforde's Volt

Categories: [ Beer/Woodforde's ]

Woodforde_s_Volt “American hops… Tropical, citrus, floral and pine”

Just another ale. Contains malted barley and malted rye.

Woodforde's Brewery, Woodbastwick, Norfolk, England. 4.5% alcohol.

[ Posted on June 8th, 2020 at 18:46 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Monsters University

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



In the parallel universe of monsters, Mike is not scary but still dreams of becoming a scarer (those who make the children scared to harvest their scare energy). As he grows up, Mike joins Monster University and enters the scare program. He also meets Sulley, an obviously scaring monster, son of a famous scarer, who unlike Mike does not take his studies seriously, but instead relies on his inherited talent. Despite having studied hard and because of his rivalry with Sulley leading to the destruction of the dean's trophy for extreme scariness, they both fail their end-of-term exam and are expelled from the scare program. Mike then enters the Scare Games, betting with the dean that if he win the games he can continue studying to become a scarer (and would leave the university otherwise). As he needs a team, he is adopted by OK, the least popular fraternity on campus, and convinces Sulley to join them. Mike coaches the team and they are more or less ready to enter the competition. They manage to not get eliminated until the last round of the games where they compete against the team from the popular ROR fraternity. Mike's team wins the scare simulator tests thanks to Mike's exceptional score, but he soon discovers that Sulley had tampered with the simulator to make sure they would win, putting doubt on his ability to scare a child. To prove himself, he enters the world of humans through an experimental door developed at the university, and fails to scare a sleeping child. He soon discovers that he is in the dormitories of a summer camp; in the meanwhile, Sulley follows Mike to take him back, and is mistaken for a bear by the humans. At the same time, the door is powered down by university's authorities, preventing the two monsters from coming back. But Mike reasons that with enough human scare energy, it would be possible to power the door. He orchestrate a scary situation for Sulley scare the humans as much as possible, generating more power than has ever been generated. Despite their feat, Mike and Sulley are expelled from the university, but enter Monster Inc. as mailmen, and quickly go up the ladder and eventually both of them become scarers.

[ Posted on June 3rd, 2020 at 20:25 | no comment | ]