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Honourable Mention: the Man from the Diogenes Club

The Blurb : CAN'T ELIMINATE THE IMPOSSIBLE? Send for the man from the Diogenes Club! The debonair psychic investigator Richard Jeperson is the Most Valued Member of the Diogenes Club, the least-known and most essential branch of British Intelligence. While foiling the plot of many a maniacal mastermind, he is chased by sentient snowmen and Nazi zombies, investigates an unearthly murderer stalking the sex shops of 1970s Soho, and battles a poltergeist to prevent it triggering nuclear Armageddo...
Tags: Amazon, England, Movies, Austin Powers, Soho, Newman, Ian, Genevieve, Amazon UK, Vampire, Fleeting Visitation, Kim Newman, Dracula (related, Diogenes Club, Anno Dracula, Richard Jeperson

'I even loved his Twankey': Dench, Hopkins, Mirren and more on Ian McKellen at 80

Wild parties, stunning performances, silhouette erections and marrying Patrick Stewart twice. As the actor turns 80, friends including Derek Jacobi, Janet Suzman, Michael Sheen, Bill Condon and Stephen Fry pay tributeIan has been been very important in my life, even before we became good friends. When I was young teen I remember watching Walter on the TV and being hugely affected by it. Then at Rada in the early 90s, I finally saw him live, in Richard III at the National. I was blown away. I rem...
Tags: Comedy, Activism, Celebrity, Film, Theatre, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Television & radio, Sexuality, Stage, LGBT rights, Stephen Fry, Judi Dench

There’s More to Productivity Than Time Management

The post There’s More to Productivity Than Time Management appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. What does it mean to be productive? That’s the question Dustin Wax asks in his post, There’s More to Productivity Than Time Management – suggests the typical answer might be, “Getting the most done in the least possible time.” Once upon at time, efficiency experts and time-management consultants would have been brought into the … Continue reading There’s More to Produc...
Tags: Productivity, Time Management, Ian, GTD, Dustin Wax, Time Management Lifehack, Time Management Consider

Kenneth Branagh on Playing Shakespeare in ‘All Is True’ and If He’s Caught Up on the MCU [Interview]

Although he has tackled roles and projects varied in scope, both on the stage and screen, actor/director Kenneth Branagh made his name by bringing the plays of William Shakespeare to the masses (much like his hero, Lawrence Olivier) through a series of films that attracted an array of well-known faces, staged in ways that made the sometimes impenetrable words of the Bard accessible and joyous. Beginning 30 years ago with his triumphant Henry V , Branagh moved through a series of filmed ad...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Harry Potter, Anne Hathaway, Judi Dench, William Shakespeare, Thor, West End, Kenneth-Branagh, Shakespeare, Marvel Studios, Ian Mckellen, Henry V, Kenneth

A teen in Malaysia reportedly killed herself after posting a poll that asked her Instagram followers to help her choose life or death (FB)

A 16-year-old Malaysian girl reportedly died by suicide after sharing an Instagram poll asking her followers to help her "choose D/L," according to .  As many as 69% of her followers voted for "D," meaning death, according to local police in Malaysia's Padawan district. Local officials have questioned whether the people who voted in the poll could be culpable in her death. Abetting the suicide of a minor is a crime in Malaysia and those found guilty can face the death penalty or up to 20 year...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Malaysia, Christchurch, Reuters, Ian, Russell, Padawan, Mayalsia, Molly Russell, Ramkarpal Singh, Ching Yee Wong, Instagram APAC, Befrienders KL Instagram

Rebuilding ‘Deadwood,’ Plank by Plank

The producers of “Deadwood: The Movie” were able to reunite nearly all of the show’s principal cast. Reassembling the town itself was no less knotty, or crucial.
Tags: Television, News, Timothy, Plank, Ian, Olyphant, McShane, Home Box Office, Deadwood (TV Program

Cannes: ‘Falling Into Place’ in the Works at Germany’s Weydemann Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)

German production company Weydemann Bros. has unveiled two projects in the works, including an English-language drama written and directed by one of Germany’s most prolific young actresses. Aylin Tezel is making her directorial debut with “Falling Into Place,” a love story set in Scotland and London that follows a romance between Kira and Ian, two […]
Tags: London, News, Scotland, Germany, Global, Cannes, Ian, Kira, Weydemann Bros, Weydemann Bros EXCLUSIVE, Aylin Tezel

Plan your personal development with a “To Be” list

The post Plan your personal development with a “To Be” list appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. How many of you begin your week by writing a to-do list to track the things you want to accomplish over the next seven days? How about writing a weekly ‘To Be’ list capturing the kinds of personal characteristics you would like to exhibit in the upcoming week? A ‘to-be’ list does not focus on scheduled activities, … Continue reading Plan your personal development with a “To Be” list → You j...
Tags: Personal Development, Ian, GTD

POLL RESULTS: Can Another Actor Be Indiana Jones After Harrison Ford?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW POLL RESULTS: Can Another Actor Be Indiana Jones After Harrison Ford? After four movies and one TV show appearance the actor who has defined the role of Indiana Jones for nearly four decades is Harrison Ford. Could another star take up that mantle after Lucasfilm‘s upcoming Indiana Jones 5? asked its readers this very question in our most recent poll, and over 3000 of you responded! Check out the official results below! PB = PB ...
Tags: Movies, Ansel Elgort, Disney, Ford, Bradley Cooper, Liam Hemsworth, Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Chris Pratt, Lucasfilm, Shia LaBeouf, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Chris Evans, Dan Stevens

Mel Gibson Suits Up for Force of Nature & Santa Claus Comedy Fatman

Mel Gibson Suits Up for Force of Nature & Dark Santa Claus Comedy Fatman Mel Gibson is keeping plenty busy these days. Along with (hopefully) directing The Wild Bunch remake, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker has signed on for two decidedly different projects. The first is the action film Force of Nature, where he stars alongside Kate Bosworth, while the second sees him playing an unruly Santa Claus in the action comedy Fatman. RELATED: Michael Rooker May Play King Shark in The Suicide Squ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Action, Thriller, Santa Claus, Santa, Mel Gibson, Kate Bosworth, Michael, Ian, Gibson, Michael Rooker, Tim Sullivan, ComingSoon, Movie News

Cast Your Vote For The New 'I Voted' Sticker Design

After combing through more than 2,000 submissions, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced the three finalists of the ‘I Voted’ sticker contest. Young Ohioans from all over the state submitted their designs, but the three finalists are all high school seniors. One is Ian from Hawken School in Cuyahoga County. Selection of the new design is open to all Ohioans and will run through Friday, May 17th. C ast your vote here. [Author: Erin Keller]
Tags: Cuyahoga County, Ian, Frank LaRose, Erin Keller, Hawken School

Mel Gibson Will Suit Up as Santa Claus in Christmas Movie ‘Fatman’

Quick: who’s the first actor who comes to mind when you think about Santa Claus, that good-natured, jolly old Christmas mascot who brings joy to millions of children around the world? For me, it will always be Edmund Gwenn, the guy who played Kris Kringle in the 1947 classic Miracle on 34th Street. But for a whole new generation of kids, the answer just might end up being actor/director Mel Gibson, who has just been cast to play Santa in a new movie called Fatman. And in this movie, Santa’s bei...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Christmas, Netflix, Canada, Santa Claus, Santa, Mel-Gibson, Cannes, Billy, Kurt Russell, Ian, Gibson

Mel Gibson to play Santa Claus in ‘Fatman’ comedy

NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Gibson is to play Santa Claus in “Fatman,” a comedy that will be shopped at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. Gibson is attached as Kris Kringle in the film to be directed by Ian and Eshom Nelms and is executive produced by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. The filmmakers […]
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Ap, Nation, Santa Claus, Mel Gibson, Ian, Gibson, David Gordon Green, Kris Kringle, Danny McBride, Eshom Nelms

POLL: Can Another Actor Be Indiana Jones After Harrison Ford?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW POLL: Can Another Actor Be Indiana Jones After Harrison Ford? Let’s get this out of the way: Other people have played Indiana Jones. The late River Phoenix played a young Indy in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, while Sean Patrick Flanery, Corey Carrier and George Hall portrayed him at various ages on ABC’s The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. However, after four movies and one TV show appearance the actor who has defined the role for nearly four decades is Harrison Ford...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Disney, Indiana, Ford, James Bond, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Jones, Polls, Ian, Kathleen Kennedy, Dan Fogelman, AFI

Lance Reddick Finally Unleashes His Action Chops in ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ [Interview]

Lance Reddick: Professional dog watcher. It’s not a title the John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum actor expected to receive, but it’s one he’s earned regardless over the course of the films in the thrilling neo-noir series starring Keanu Reeves as a former assassin on a bloody rampage. “I keep being the guy who people say, ‘Hey man, watch my dog while I go kill people,” Reddick joked during /Film’s interview with him at the New York press junket for John Wick: Chapter 3. But no longer. Reddick’s ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interviews, Features, Sequels, Kenya, Keanu Reeves, Continental, Bosch, Charon, Reeves, Ian, John Wick, Reddick, Chad Stahelski, Lionsgate Films

Notes on the Culture: Why Are We Living in a Golden Age of Historical Fiction?

In tumultuous times, novels tend to look forward to a dystopian future, but authors are increasingly writing about the past.
Tags: News, Pat, Burns, Mary, George, Ian, Jonathan, Butler, Barker, Margaret, Franzen, Gina, Saunders, HANNAH, Marc, Atwood

How to Give a Demonstration Speech Like a Food Network Star

The post How to Give a Demonstration Speech Like a Food Network Star appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Most of my YouTube or television watching centres around cooking; not shows like Food Network challenges, Top Chef or Guy’s Grocery Games. Rather, I enjoy the shows where the hosts demonstrate the preparation of specific dishes. I want to watch Tyler Florence prepare Chicken Paillard or Micheal Smith make no-knead bread and then try the recipe myself. That’s the essence of … Continue read...
Tags: Food Network, Public Speaking, Ian, Micheal Smith, Food Network Star, Tyler Florence, GTD, Chicken Paillard, Food Network Star Consider

Nonfiction: Europe’s Glorious Years of Peace and Prosperity

Ian Kershaw’s “The Global Age” looks back on the extraordinary achievements of the recent past.
Tags: Europe, News, European Union, Merkel, Charles, Konrad, Ian, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Angela, Kershaw, Books and Literature, Ian Kershaw, de Gaulle, Adenauer, Cold War Era, The Global Age (Book

A Tribute to David W. Scott, OC, QC, LL.B 1960 (1936-2019)

On March 21, 2019, the Canadian legal profession lost a giant of the bar: David Scott passed away in Ottawa after a sudden hospitalization. I regret that I did not get a chance to see David in the hospital or tell him how much he meant to the University of Ottawa law school, to our profession and to me. I can only offer this tribute instead. David Scott represented the very best of our profession. He was recognized for his accomplishments with the highest honours our profession provides. That he...
Tags: Law, Toronto, David, University, House Of Lords, Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Scott, Ian, Supreme Court of Canada, University of Ottawa, David Scott, Conrad Black, Chretien, Jean Chretien

'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer's brother says his streak is decades in the making

For some of the people who knew James Holzhauer before he was famous, like his brother Ian, the Jeopardy champion's winning streak has been decades in the making.
Tags: News, Ian, James Holzhauer

Where Are Your Favorite Stars From The Bachelorette Now?

Admit it: You're obsessed with The Bachelorette.What once started as a simple glance in the direction of the TV when your roommate was watching the show has evolved into something more. No, it's no longer a guilty pleasure. That would imply feeling guilty, and you don't ever feel guilty about watching The Bachelorette, do you? (No, that would be silly.)You live for the hometown dates episode. Life wouldn't be complete if you missed any reveal about a Bachelorette's time in the Fantasy Suite. Bu...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Colorado, Abc, Mexico, NFL, Chicago, San Diego, Maxwell, Jordan, Roberto Martinez, Leo, Pasadena, Abc News, Chernobyl

Maurizio’s Oat Porridge Levain, alfanso-style

Maurizio’s Oat Porridge Levain, alfanso-style Submitted by alfanso on May 2, 2019 - 12:20pm. As baguettes (long batards),of course.  Covered by wheat bran.I was out of state these past weeks when suddenly Dan sneakily posted his Community Bake behind my back.  I’m not big on “challenges” and typically don’t join in as much as I do join in. But there has long been chatter and postings of porridge breads by quite a few of the crew here on Isle TFL, both respected old timers like...
Tags: Ap, Baking, Salt, PAUL, Dan, Ian, Vinny, Maurizio, BRM, Isle TFL, Porridge Rolled Oats, Retard Divide

How to get the most from your journaling habit

The post How to get the most from your journaling habit appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I didn’t start keeping a journal until I was in my thirties. I’d grown up thinking only girls wrote in diaries. However, once I overcame that misconception and got started, I quickly discovered the benefit and pleasure that came from keeping a journal. Journals can be effective tools in helping one get organized, in the … Continue reading How to get the most from your journaling habit → You jus...
Tags: Personal Development, Ian, GTD

Headstamp Publishing Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Ian McCollum’s French Military Rifles Book

Back in March Ian McCollum, Nic Jenzen-Jones & James Rupley launched Headstamp Publishing, a new publishing house specialising in small arms and military history. The first book published by Headstamp will be Ian McCollum’s book on French Military Rifles. Headstamp Publishing have just announced the launch of a Kickstarter pre-order campaign for Ian’s book Chassepot […] The post Headstamp Publishing Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Ian McCollum’s French Military Rifles Book appeared first on...
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Ian, Rifles, Forgotten Weapons, Ian McCollum, Headstamp, Headstamp Publishing, Chassepot to FAMAS: French Military Rifles, History Book, Ian McCollum Nic Jenzen Jones James Rupley

Fiction: Love, Sex and Robots Collide in a New Ian McEwan Novel

“Machines Like Me” asks if synthetic humans could spark enlightenment or ease pain — and whether it’s a good idea to invent stuff that could eat your lunch.
Tags: News, Ian, Ian McEwan, Books and Literature, McEwan, Machines Like Me: A Novel (Book

Quotes and Questions – Ignorance

The post Quotes and Questions – Ignorance appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Two quotes: “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” —Benjamin Franklin “The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.” —Elbert Hubbard Two questions: Are you hanging on to opinions and ideas that you haven’t tested and proved? What are you doing … Continue reading Quotes and Questions – Ignorance → You just finished readi...
Tags: Benjamin Franklin, Personal Development, Ian, Elbert Hubbard, GTD

Sharks Beat Avalanche to Take Series Lead on Couture’s Hat Trick

DENVER — Logan Couture scored three times, including the go-ahead goal with 7:10 remaining, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. Couture sent a shot over the shoulder of Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer just 65 seconds after Matt Nieto tied the score. Couture sealed it on an empty-net goal with 29.5 seconds remaining. Timo Meier also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 24-16 all-time i...
Tags: Colorado, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Avalanche, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Denver, Calgary, Jones, Brent Burns, Joe Thornton, Logan, Ian

POLL RESULTS: Should Warner Bros. Make More Matrix Movies?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW POLL RESULTS: Should Warner Bros. Make More Matrix Movies? Twenty years after The Matrix debuted, Warner Bros. is in development on a new Matrix film, but is that such a wise idea? asked its readers whether or not WB should proceed with more Matrix movies, as well as whether the new film should be a sequel, prequel or reboot. Check out the official results of the nearly 3000 readers who participated in the poll below! PB = PB ||...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, James Bond, Warner Bros, Laurence Fishburne, Polls, Penn, Michael B Jordan, Jada Pinkett Smith, Ian, WB, Nebuchadnezzar, Niobe, ComingSoon, Movie News, Zak Penn Ready

Oprah’s three questions for running effective meetings

The post Oprah’s three questions for running effective meetings appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Meetings, meetings, meetings! Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. It’s estimated that on any given day in the USA, there are 11,000,000 formal meetings held. That works out to well over 200 million meetings per month. Around half of those meetings are 30 to 90 minutes in length. Another statistic says, during the … Continue reading Oprah’s three questions for running effective meet...
Tags: Productivity, Usa, Oprah, Ian, GTD

The Week in Books

The fate of the planet, Ian McEwan’s latest, Trevor Noah’s memoir for a new audience and more.
Tags: News, Noah, Gates, Ian, Books and Literature, McEwan, Trevor (1984-, Henry Louis Jr