Friday, 15 December 2017

418 - Shirtless Bruce

This week, your friends Count Vardulon and DM catch up on Stephen King Netflix adaptations. One of them is amazing and totally worth seeing. The other is for Thomas Jane completists only. Tune in for a list of Valentine's Day movies, and stay to hear a terrible synopsis for a movie with a promising trailer.

1 comment:

  1. the Maccabean revolt took place in 167 B.C.E. - against the Seleucids (opposition to Hellenization - one of the first major attempts at assimilation in the Mediterranean). It resulted in the Maccabees creating (and expanding through war - e.g., conquered Idumea, Galilee) a Jewish empire (eventually led by the Agrippas) until the Romans came along.

    the one close to 150 C.E. (referred to by the Count) is the 132-135 C.E. revolt often called the Bar Kochba war, after which the Jews were truly diasporic. Again over issues of attempted assimilation by Hadrian. Antoninus Pius reversed Hadrian's laws against the Jews. (The Bar Kochba was sometimes called the Third Jewish War against Rome - the 1st in 67; the 2nd around 115 (the 2nd was a series of revolts by Jews in various parts of the empire - not centred in Palestina))