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Weekend medley

  • So this happens probably a mile and a half from my home and we didn’t hear, see or smell a thing until trying to drive to work. The same isn’t true for my next door neighbor, who’s in management for the pipeline company, and got a call just after 2:30 a.m. telling him “your facility is in danger.” Not a wonderful wake-up call.
  • Robert Charles Wilson won the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Novel for Spin. (My review is here.) Personally, I was pulling for Accelerando by Charles Stross but Spin (which Stross thought might win)which Stross thought might win) is certainly worthy and probably a bit more accessible. The film Serenity, based on Firefly, one of the best TV series ever cancelled, won the award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.
  • Go see Little Miss Sunshine. It is a highly intelligent and clever film that undoubtedly is one of the best of the year. I doubt you’ll ever find a film that can throw in Nietzsche and Proust with biting commentary on child beauty pageants and make you laugh until you have tears running down your face. Hurry Â? before the chains replace it with some “Hollywood blockbuster” POS.
  • I had an opportunity to hear an advance copy of Bob Dylan’s newest, Modern Times. My initial reaction is that, of course, hardcore Dylan fans will love Dylan’s continuing exploration of American roots. It likely may find favor with the average fan as it strikes me as a bit more laid back and reflective than Love and Theft. I have not devoted enough time to it to determine if it merits the 5 stars Rolling Stone gives it.

    Everyone pretend to be normal.

    Richard Hoover (Greg Kinnear), Little Miss Sunshine

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    1 comment to Weekend medley

    • Will

      There’s a great quote from Nietzsche which illustrates how I often feel about living in SD:


      “When Zarathustra had spoken these words, he again looked at the people, and was silent. ‘There they stand,’ said he to his heart; ‘there they laugh: they understand me not; I am not the mouth for these ears.'”

      –Fred Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra