I just finished Everbody’s Gone To The Rapture, a gorgeous, non-linear mystery storytelling tour-de-force, that is not without some minor problems.
Review: 2 out of 10. Recommend if you’re in the right frame of mind for a snail’s-pace non-linear story, but if you’re looking for something other than a sci-fi walking simulator, you’ll be disappointed.
Had some fun walking around in the sun in Pleasanton, CA, looking at the gorgeous cars on display.
Yesterday my wife asked me if we could go to an auto show this weekend. Yeah, I know – she’s a keeper! Here are some of the pictures that I took of some of the cars (there were over 3000 there, many were for sale! It’s amazing that I actually didn’t walk away with something!
I tweeted some of the pictures as it was happening, but apparently my “multi-photo” tweets didn’t go through, so here they are. When I get a chance, I will try to have captions of what they are.
I’ve always been a fan of Jon Lovitz. I’ve always had a similar sense of humor, generally found absurdity and comedy in the same types of things. I remember back in high school when he was on Saturday Night Live trying to get his “Liar” character voice down in a perfect imitation.
When he got flak for going after Obama on taxes – while on stage in his comedy club – he rose back into my consciousness and I started to realize that perhaps there was even more nuances to him than I imagined. Read more…
Last night I watched an episode of Undercover Boss, the one where the CEO of Baja Fresh went out and made a fool of himself on the front line of his restaurant chain. That’s what is supposed to happen, though, as we’ve seen the formulaic show policy of thoroughly embarrassing corporate CEOs. This time, though, the show had the unusual effect of actually making me never want to go to a Baja Fresh restaurant ever again. Read more…
Originally published 11/17/2009.
Oh, how the times have changed, and the sensibilities along with them.
Patrick McGoohan, the co-creator, writer, and oft-director of the original “Prisoner” series in 1967, died in January of 2009. All I can say is that I’m glad he doesn’t have to see what’s been done to his beloved series. Read more…