March 3rd, 2004

kitten and Mickey Mouse phone

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Oddities:

Yesterday, forestcats took me and another friend (my hairdresser, actually; it's a long story) to see a taping of the Sharon Osbourne show. I found the fellow who was trying to warm up the crowd a little ... limited. The celebrities weren't top notch, at best. The two dogs who wandered through were cute. We recognized a few of the folks from the MTV show, though they disappeared when actual taping occured. A curious experience. I think that it's going to show on Friday, so there's a limited chance that folks might see us in the crowd.

Yesterday, I got disgusted, and gave up on reading The Amber Spyglass by P. Pullman. The first book of its series was quite intriguing; the second lost my interest; the third, I had to force myself to read. I have too many books I'd rather be reading... Then today, I dumped The Temple and the Stone and The Temple and the Crown by K. Kurtz and D. T. Harris. I can't exactly pin down why, but, even though I've enjoyed the short stories recently about the Knights Templar, this series of stories just couldn't spark my interest. Fooey. I'll move on to other things then...perhaps this Orwell novel...

I picked up and read the second Thessaly comic; again, the characters in the Vertigo comic line that had some relationship to the Sandman series one way or another I still find quite interesting. I'll probably pursue some of the graphic novels occasionally as time progresses, though I really don't see myself trying to back-collect the runs that I missed. Anybody know where to find a list of all the Sandman-related Vertigo lines?

Dungeonmaster this weekend....can't wait!
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Ah, yes, I also forgot something: DVD watching.

I've finished watching the Monty Python's Flying Circus collection; it included all the English-language shows. I'm stunned to realize that I've never seen before the entire last season of the show, after John Cleese left. I do have to admit that the quality of the shows deteriorated during that season, though there was an occasional highlight.

In follow-up, over the weekend, forestcats and I watched one of the DVDs that collected the BBC2 broadcast of the 30year anniversary of the show. It was a fun watch, espeically when I watched forestcats appalled face when they squashed a kitten....

We also spent some time watching Finding Nemo on DVD; I think that the crew at Pixar are the equals of the Disney crews who made the original animated feature films way back when, with the creativity and the understanding of how to make the movies salable as well. I hope that they can keep this run of good stuff going for years to come...
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