2022 – That’s a Wrap!

Between Vladimir Putin, monkeypox, Depp vs Heard, Will Smith’s Oscar slap and 44 days of Liz Truss, it’s been another tough but interesting year. Here’s a SCENIC WRITER’S SHACK look-back…

NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY (January)

DRAWING THE CURTAIN ON ‘LOST IN SPACE’ SITE (January)

KING OF THE MOUNTAIN (February)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK MURDER MASHUP VIDEO (February)

HAPPY DAYS’ SITE LAUNCH (March)

MENTAL SHENANIGANS – ‘MY FRIEND FOX’ MEMOIR (March)

200th POST (April)

THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE (April)

I LIKE TRAFFIC LIGHTS (But Only When They’re Green) (May)

TOP 20 FAVOURITE MOVIES OF THE 1980’S (May)

TRUE CRIME BUFFS ‘R US (June)

SUPERWRITER EUDORA WELTY (June)

PUPPY LOVE (aka ‘Teddy’) (July)

STRANGEST HISTORY PICS EVER (July)

BOOK QUIZ (July)

MANSON FAMILY VACATION (August)

Top Ten Movies of the 1990’s (August)

KISS Concert (September)

FIGHT CLUB (October)

THE DEATH OF NATALIE WOOD (October)

VOICES (Fiction Story) (November)

AMAZING HISTORY PICS (November)

TOP FIFTY CARTOONS (December)

BEST BOOK COVERS of 2022 (December)

WELCOME BACK TO WHERE YOU BELONG

HEAR YE HEAR YE

YOU NEVER KNOW WHO OR WHAT YOU MIGHT BUMP INTO

YOU’VE CROSSED OVER… INTO SHACK TERRITORY

HERMITS UNITE!

SHELVE THAT IDEA

I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT SRI LANKA

THE PEPERMINT CANDY OF THE LITERARY WORLD

No blog for you…ok just a little bit then.

Actress Betty White (Aged 99) January

Actor Sidney Poitier (Aged 94) January

Singer Meatloaf (Aged 76) January

Sister Janet Mead (Aged 83) January

Singer Bobby Rydell (Aged 79) April

Music Composer Vangelis (Aged 79) May

Australian Cricketer Andrew Symons (Aged 46) May

Actor Ray Liotta (Aged 67) May

Dawn Donaldson (My Mum, Aged 92) May

Revlon Cosmetics (June)

Brisbane Radio Station 4KQ (on-air for 75 years) June

Actor James Caan (Aged 82) July

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (assassinated aged 67) July

The 74-Year-Old Somerton Man Mystery – July

Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri (death by drone – aged 71) August

Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev (Aged 91) August

Queen Elizabeth II (Aged 96) September

Brazilian Soccer Legend Pele (Aged 82) December

There are a number of countries around the world – China, the U.K and South Korea among them – who are leading the way into nuclear fusion research.

Nuclear fusion is the energy that powers the sun and stars. It is ‘clean’, infinite and produces no radioactive waste or greenhouse gases.

It involves the production of plasma, which simply explained, is gas with electricity running through it. A single kilogram of fusion fuel produces as much energy as 10 million kilograms of fossil fuel. 

Researchers at the US National Ignition Facility in California performed fusion experiments in early December that released more energy than was pumped in by the lab’s enormous, high-powered lasers.

This represents a landmark achievement known as ignition or energy gain and is SCENIC WRITER’S SHACK’S ‘Scientific Breakthrough of the Year’.

Back in September, American model Bella Hadid (aged 26) had a dress ‘sprayed’ on to her while on the runaway at Paris Fashion Week.

Cambridge Dictionary – HOMER

Merriam Webster Dictionary – GASLIGHTING

Macquarie Dictionary – TEAL

Oxford Dictionary – GOBLIN MODE

Dictionary.com – WOMAN

Collins Dictionary – PERMACRISIS

Japan’s Kanji Character of the Year – WAR

And my New Year’s resolution? In 2023 my plan is to read more. And the first step to achiening that goal will be switching on the subtitles on my television.

4 thoughts on “2022 – That’s a Wrap!

  1. Well I, for one, was bamboozled by the spray-on dress video. That’s almost as amazing as CA’s small fusion triumph! What happened–it obviously turned into a rubber product?! That was great!
    Also loved “I know nothing about Sri Lanka.” I my first semi-real job out of college was working for a guy whose office was in his apartment where he put together education manuals listing schools for places all over the country, Sri Lanka being one of them. I didn’t know anything about S.L. then, and I still don’t! But I remember that typing it was very easy compared to, say, Kyrgyzstan.
    And RIP to all those who have moved on to something else, including those near and dear to us.
    I think it might be the new year for you already! Happy New Year, Glen !!!

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