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Have a Happy Period!

Well, on the bright side (squint), I only feel about seventy this morning. On the not-so-bright side, because you can't have one without the other, eclipses being what they are and all, I got absolutely nothing done yesterday. Neither the last revisions to the sf story, which still has no title, nor the beginning of Chapter Seven. I act like I have all the time in the world. Well, I don't.

As for the aforementioned free movie passes, turns out we didn't see either. After such an utter loss of a day, I just didn't have the requisite energy and patience for contact with humans. So, we rented Capricorn 1 and Cube 2: Hypercube on DVD and stayed the frell home. I also watched a documentary on the Discovery Times Channel about the search for the source of the Nile. I loved one line towards the end, when the narrator referred to the "long-lost Mountains of the Moon." See, this is what happens when white people don't know where things are. They must be either "undiscovered" or, better yet, "long lost."

We should be getting things going on eBay again soonish. Note that the auctions will be under a new account — Spookycrabbit, which replaces the old Spookydooky account — and that all inquiries specifically involving the auctions should be directed to a new e-mail address — crk_books@yahoo.com.


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Jul. 22nd, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
'music: Pink Floyd, "Comfortably Numb"'

The Live8 version?

'we rented Capricorn 1'

What'd you think, apart from the dissonant effect of watching O.J.?
Jul. 22nd, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
The Live8 version?

Nope. The original.

What'd you think, apart from the dissonant effect of watching O.J.?

It's not bad, as mid-seventies political thrillers go. I'd seen it several times before, but not in ages, and never on DVD. On the one hand, some could say the film panders to the numbskulls who think the Apollo missions were faked, but, on the other hand, it makes it clear how lousy the U.S. government is at hiding things.
Jul. 22nd, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
I watched it a couple years ago on DVD. Peter Hyams was a good director, once (my favorite of his is probably The Star Chamber). I remember thinking how refreshing it was to watch an airplane chase wherein the planes were actual planes piloted by actual stunt pilots risking their asses, rather than the default CGI planes we would get nowadays.
Jul. 22nd, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
"the numbskulls who think the Apollo missions were faked..."
You should check out Penn & Teller's show on Showtime: Bullshit

They had an episode on a couple of weeks ago about Conspiracy Theories. It hit on a number of interesting ones.... including the "Apollo Moon Landings were done on a sound stage" story. They interviewed a number of rather wacky folk. You might enjoy it.

Jul. 22nd, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
I still remember wanting to smack someone who said in 1994 that O.J. Simpson's arrest was somehow related to his role in Capricorn One. Yes, the government finally caught up to him and punished him for making that film...

Oh, but Mr. Someone was a numbskull. He wouldn't have felt it. Damn.

(My own pet "conspiracy-ish" theory is that the events of Terminator 2 really happened, but during the hunt for O.J. so that we wouldn't notice two robots beating the crap out of each other in other parts of L.A....)
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