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"Weren't we like a battlefield, locked inside a holy war?"

The sun is out today, and the temperature is supposed to reach 81˚F. I'll be gracious and let that pass for summer. Actually, I'm glad it's not hotter today. Kathryn's getting a new tattoo this afternoon (photos tomorrow), and she's better off not being all sweaty and shit.

Yesterday, I wrote 1,034 words on "Dead Letter Office." I'd have written more, but there were distractions (work related). Which reminds me. As I said yesterday on Facebook, the VERY BIG ANNOUNCEMENT will come, at the latest, on July 13th. So, keep watching the skies. After seven-plus months, the secret has exhausted me.

As for "Dead Letter Office," also from Facebook:

I'm kinda, sorta, vaguely beginning to worry that "Dead Letter Office," the new story, is becoming Houses of Leaves in space. Except, maybe that's a good thing. Or maybe it's "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream," minus AM. Or "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" sans Spock. Or maybe I'm just having a bout of insecurity.

You know, there was a time when I'd never have stooped to stitching together a skimpy blog entry from fucking Facebook posts.

Last night, after Halt and Catch Fire (which continues to be excellent), and after the first two episodes of The Brink (which is hilarious), we watched Sidney Lumet's Fail Safe (1964), which I'd not seen since I was a kid. And I'd forgotten what a magnificent, brilliant, terrifying film it is. Want to know the Cold War fears that filled my dreams in my teens and twenties? Watch Fail Safe.

Afterwards, I began wondering about movies from 1964, how many of my favorite films are from 1964. I made a list, in no particular order (thank you, Wikipedia):

01. My Fair Lady
02. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
03. A Shot in the Dark
04. Zorba the Greek
05. Crack in the World (a really awful film, but I adore it)
06. A Fistful of Dollars
07. Fail Safe
08. Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
09. Marnie
10. The Night of the Iguana
11. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (another guilty pleasure)
12. Seven Days in May

Likely, I missed a few. And now, I gotta work. June ends here (though I'm told we've been awarded one extra second).

Later Taters,
Aunt Beast
Tags: "dead letter office", 1964, anxiety, childhood, dreams, facebook, film, house of leaves, nightmares, nuclear war, secrets, spooky, tattoos, warmer weather
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