At the movies · Catchphrases · Universal Knowledge

“It’s like that bit in Battleship Potemkin”

There are people I used to hang around with, 30 years ago or so, who would understand the phrase “It’s like that bit in Battleship Potemkin”. Most of the people I hang around with now wouldn’t. Just to clarify, “Battleship Potemkin” is a 1925 Russian (or Soviet) film directed by Sergei Eisenstein. The brief IMDB… Continue reading “It’s like that bit in Battleship Potemkin”

Advice · Lyrics · Universal Knowledge

Universal Knowledge: “Make it easy on yourself”

The older I get the more I realize that there is very little Universal Knowledge. There are so many things (cultural references, song lyrics, basic facts) that I can safely assume my immediate family and oldest friends will recognize but outside of these groups I am constantly surprised by the things that people have never… Continue reading Universal Knowledge: “Make it easy on yourself”