Friday, December 26, 2008
Shouldn't it be "Eight Are Enough"?
If you are going to say something negative about the customer who just left, make sure they are out of earshot, and please do not expect me to say anything in agreement.
This week, the sports' media is crying over a playoff scenario that is only a possibility. My prediction is that Arizona will win making them 9-7. Denver will win making them 9-7. The Patriots will make the playoffs, no 11-5 team will miss the playoffs and everything that columnists and talkers have been arguing about will have never happened.
I think the Royals are going to be in contention to win their division this year.
I think Traitor was the best movie I watched in 2008. Dark Knight was okay, but I really think if Heath Ledger hadn't died, most of us would make fun of a lot more scenes in that movie. I do not know how many movies I saw in 2008, but since Redbox came to town with free movie Mondays it has averaged 1 a week or more. There isn't much intentional comedy in Traitor. However, when Cheadle is winning a fight against three guys, I did laugh.
Is it a sign of getting older that I often turn think of something I "need" to do on the computer, then by the time the computer boots up, I've forgotten?
For those of you not on Facebook, I've put Christmas pictures here.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Phantastes: A Faerie Romance
I finished reading this book a couple of months ago and wanted others to read it. Since I doubt I can be overly convincing, I am going to share a few quotes instead.
But it is no use trying to account for things in Fairy Land; and one who travels there soon learns to forget the vary idea of doing so, and takes everything as it comes; like a child, who, being in a chronic condition of wonder, is surprised at nothing.
All that man sees has to do with man. Worlds cannot be without an intermundane relationship. The community of the centre of all creation suggest an interradiating connection and dependence of the parts.
There are several great stories in this book that reads like a travel memoir. One is a story of a people that will actually die of desire. I hope I have interested you. I have a few more quotes I will share in the future.
I enjoy the new Fox show Fringe. I wonder. Would Walter Bishop be considered a good guy? I know he is on the "right" side and helping the good people. But he seems to be driven by curiosity above all else. Is that a humanistic moral good? He has sacrificed himself to help others but the motivation always seems to be more about answering questions rather than helping people. Also, why is Agent Dunham always going to intercept the bad guy by herself? How does that happen?