To Be Remembered As A Hangman…

I watched a rather strange movie last night, and it was called Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman.  It is the story of Albert Pierrepoint, an Englishman whose job it was to hang convicted criminals. Pierrepoint remained anonymous for a long time–most people who knew him thought his job was delivering groceries–but came to notoriety when he had to execute a…
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Why I Think Sherlock Holmes Is Awesome

I recently watched Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes again, and enjoyed it just as much as an in-theater viewing. The movie is not much like the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, of which I’ve read quite a few. Doyle’s Holmes is obsessive, clever, silent, morose, and unstoppable. Ritchie’s Holmes is manic, obsessive, depressive, brutal…
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