The Joker is believed to have been introduced into playing cards in the United States by Euchre players in the 1860s. The original German spelling of Euchre is Juker or Juckerspiel, hence Joker. The Joker has been compared to the Fool card in traditional Tarot decks, and although there are similarities (both cards […]Read more "J is for Joker"
There is a new international trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it has a lot more footage than we’ve seen in previous trailers. The fellow with the funky lightsaber is Kylo Ren, the film’s main bad guy, who is hunting down Rey (she’s one of the good guys.) Kylo Ren somehow has got […]Read more "A New Star Wars Trailer Still Doesn’t Feature Luke Skywalker … Or Does It?"
The choice of the rugged island is not without controversy. Skellig Michael is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly due to the presence of sixth century ascetic monks (sort of the Jedi of their time)Read more "Skellig Wars"