Seen this one yet?
You’re not alone.
Oh…Another alien sci-fi flick. Well, not quite. In fact, not at all. It’s a gorgeous story about time and love, and it asks one simple question: if you were, say, young. In your 20s, perhaps. And if you could see the future, would you embark on a certain journey knowing full well it would end in pain, and death, even if you would experience the happiest moments of your life before the agony came?
There are clues aplenty along the way, leading to a sublime “Sixth Sense” ending, and it may be the most intellectually well grounded sci-fi film since Kubrick’s 2001. It is NOT Independence Day, or Close Encounters. Get a hold of the BD with extended special features if you can, and have fun.
Mountains – and sunsets.
We had a great one yesterday. Take a look at the foreground trees, swaying in the wind. Wind, not breeze. 50-70 knots almost all day, and howling all night long. Clouds were racing by all day, too. Quite a sight. The pups and I were out fetching and throwing tennis balls, and one gust literally picked poor Heidi up and sent her skittering along the top of the wind-packed snow. She got up, looked around to see who had knocked her over, then at me – with in a classic, canine WTF look in her eyes – then she ran up and pawed at the door. “Time to go in, Dad!”
Some more stunning chaos coming out of Trumptopia over the past few days. The GOP Obamacare replacement is out, and it would seem to (surprise, surprise) take aim at women and the poor, and cut millions free of having to bother with all that medical insurance stuff. Again. Here’s a good initial summary of the carnage.
Republicans in Texas seem to be leading the fight against women, and here’s a stunning example of their latest effort. Orwell couldn’t have dreamed this stuff up, folks.
Speaking of the whole Republican zeitgeist, focusing on Trump will insure you miss the bigger picture. If anyone thinks the culture wars are over, well, think again. This is a struggle to the death, in case you haven’t figured it out yet.
Foreign Policy magazine has a little different take on Trump’s weekend Twitter outburst. Charming stuff, really.
CNNs take on the Trump meltdown is a little more unsettling. Ominous, they think. But of course they would…they’re purveyors of Fake Gnews.
And of course, for sheer Prozac inducing economic dread, no one beats Kunstler. Forewarned is forearmed, right? Or is that firearmed?
Let’s not even mention the fat kid in North Korea who seems to have impotence issues. Maybe his hands are even smaller than Donald’s?
So, got a few extra hours on your hands? Try Arrival, and take notes. Failing that, take some tennis balls and a couple of Springers out into the wind – and see what happens next.
Happy trails, and thanks for dropping by.