Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Fact of the Day: Founder of Fingerprints

The science of understanding the use of fingerprints was founded by Charles Darwin's half-cousin Francis Galton.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Things I Like: Henry Jones Sr. (Indiana Jones)

 One of the my favorite characters in the movie franchise, Henry Jones Sr. is Indiana Joness father, as we see him in the Last Crusade, the last of the original three films. Like his son, Henry had a habit for studying old artifacts from history. But he ends up in some tricky trouble with the Germans during World War II.

Outlaw King (2018 Film) Review

When I first heard of Outlaw King, I thought it was about some kind of Viking king. Though I suppose it was the Vikings TV show that got me thinking that. I don't know why, really. Instead it's about Robert the Bruce, a notable king from a medieval Scotland. In truth, it's about what happened after the events of Braveheart (with Mel Gibson), so if you ever wanted a sequel to that film, this is the best you're going to get.   

Photos: Hollywood Wax Museum Pigeon Forge Tennessee

After making our last day at Dollywood bitterly short, my mother offered to take Daisy and I to the Hollywood Wax Museum later that day out of her own pocket. I thought about going before she asked, but it's rather expensive for the 1-2 hours you'd spend there. Our hotel was down the street and it's pretty cool to see King Kong in the distance. 

Photo: Avengers Endgame Artwork

I think I forgot to post this back in May, but the local movie theater has an artist who will draw something of a popular movie that is currently showing. I really liked his work with Iron Man. Marvel recently brought Endgame back to theaters in order to topple Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time. But both films are beat when inflation is adjusted by Gone with the Wind.