Many Days

got a glimpse of the popemobile. Since he went out hatless, apparently the the popemobile and his security forces were unnecessary.

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Several Things

Since the last time I’ve put anything in the Reviews section, I’ve read, listened to, and watched a bunch of stuff. Let’s see what I can remember.

Most recently, I watched The Wizard of Oz. I had never seen it before. Indeed, so many people disbelieved me when I told them I hadn’t seen it, that I started to think that maybe I had seen it and just forgotten most of it. But, after seeing the whole thing through, I definitely never saw it before. It was a really good movie though! Quirky and strange (and I loved the fact that all of the Munchkins and whatnot got a single line in the credits: The Singer Midgets as the Munchkins). I hate Dorothy. She’s stupid and annoying. The Cowardly Lion is awesome. And I loved this quote from the Wizard: “Why, anybody can have a brain. That’s a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven’t got: a diploma.”

KrisDi and I also watched Tron recently. It was probably the first time I watched it all the way through. Truth be told, it was horrible, but I enjoyed it anyway. It did inspire a new drinking game though: Drink once for every hardware reference. Twice for every incorrect hardware reference. Three times whenever software shows emotion or ambition or any other human trait not attributable to computers (yet).

We also watched Life is Beautiful, an Italian film by Roberto Benigni. He does a great job of making you like all the characters. I was leery about a movie where the director was also the leading man, but it worked out very well. It was a very good movie.

I just finished re-reading the first three Earthsea books by Ursula K. Le Guin. They were just as enchanting the second time. I reread them because since the first time I read them, three more books have been released in the series. I have them now, and will get to reading them soon. Anyway, my prognosis on Earthsea is “excellent.”

I’m now reading Blind Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage. It’s not particularly well-written, but the subject matter is really interesting. It might help that I’m pretty familiar with Navy stuff in general, and that my dad served on one of the ships (USS Seawolf) mentioned periodically in the book. I’m not done with it yet, but I found it worth reading. I’m a little surprised to report that, since it’s non-fiction, which is a bit of departure from my normal fare, if you hadn’t noticed.

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Thanksgiving Feast

Here are some new pictures, from Thanksgiving and our anniversary mostly. There’s also two videos. This one is huge (~48 mb), and this one is not (~2mb). Sooner or later I’m going to put up the recipes for all the stuff we cooked. We cooked a lot. Apparently it’s not easy for two people to eat a feast for ten.

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Woe-ie

Joey!
Check it out. I love the hair! What a goober. How did he get to be the face of T13? And when did it stop being Triangle 13? Did Joey really post that like he had something to do with it? I liked Tom’s rant on there (if you follow the comments link, I think he’s the first one on there).

I found this doing some random Google Image Searches.

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Piratification

Here‘s my newest lame attempt to turn Morphic Phoenix into a pirate. Don’t worry, you can compare it to the original lame attempt. How do you feel, Phoenix, with that guy’s beard on your face?

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