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Monday, October 31st, 2022

Little Valley Winter Warmer

Categories: [ Beer/Little Valley ]


“porter with hints of vanilla, liquorice and cinnamon spice… orange peels”

Quite sweet, tastes of cinnamon, as advertised, but I did not notice the liquorice. Contains malted barley and malted wheat.

Little Valley Brewery, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England. 4.5% alcohol.

[ Posted on October 31st, 2022 at 13:14 | no comment | ]

The Mask of Fu Manchu

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Egyptologist Sir Lionel Barton goes to China to find the tomb of Genghis Khan before Fu Manchu to prevent the latter from using the sword and mask to raise the people of Asia into a war to wipe out the “white race”. Sir Lionel is kidnapped before the expedition can leave and tortured by Fu Manchu to reveal the location of the tomb. His daughter Sheila, who knows its location, insists on joining the expedition along with her fiancé Terry and a few others, including British secret agent Nayland Smith. After having found the tomb, Fu Manchu offers to trade Barton for the sword, which Sheila accepts. Terry delivers the artifact, but the sword is a fake, secretly made and switched by Nayland. Barton's dead body is delivered to Sheila and Terry is whipped. Nayland tries to rescue Terry, but is taken prisoner. Terry is then injected with a serum that makes him temporarily obedient to Fu Manchu, and is sent to get Sheila to deliver the real sword and mask to Fu Manchu. She is taken prisoner and condemned to become a human sacrifice. Nayland is lowered into a crocodile pit but manages to escape and save Terry from receiving a second injection of serum that would make him Fu Manchu's slave forever. Using Fu Manchu's electric arc death ray, they incapacitate the villain just before he could kill Sheila with the sword. Terry then kills Fu Manchu with the sword, while Nayland kills his followers with the death ray. On the ship back to England, they throw the sword into the sea.

[ Posted on October 31st, 2022 at 13:05 | no comment | ]