This week I finally rented Timeline which I've been meaning to watch for a while now. Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the movie — it had received only average reviews so I was prepared for the worst. If nothing else it reminded me that I really need to read the book by Michael Crichton.
If nothing else, the movie was educational. I learned about Greek Fire which sounds pretty cool. Also, I always thought “trebuchet” was a Microsoft font but now I learn it also refers to a medieval siege engine. I also found a website dedicated to building your own trebuchets (wow!) — or for the more tame you can buy minuature working models to learn about the physics (and fling objects around the office).