3:21 pm, Saturday, November 11th, 2006

Remember that Terraforming Earth book I was reading? Apparently the author, Jack Williamson, died today. Kind of a weird coincidence. Anyway, finished it Wednesday night. The last third/quarter of the book wasn’t that good. For such a late publication date, nothing in the novel was very original. Mind-controlling parasites, world-killer bolides, immortality through nanotechnology, transcendence… all concepts that have been more thoroughly explored in other works. If this book had been written in the 70s or early 80s, I would’ve been more impressed. Still, it was decent.

I saw Stranger than Fiction last night. I’d like to go into detail, but that would take longer than I’ve got to write this. Though, by my interpretation, it did have a significant point vis-à-vis an argument Janelle made at the Halloween party concerning the value of a happy ending. I really liked the movie, but doubt anyone I know would feel the same way. It reminded me of Adaptation and I Heart Huckabees, but was slower and more sentimental (and, contrary to my expectations, I think those qualities helped the film).

Well, gotta get going. I’m seeing Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan at 4:00.

Looks like the McDonald’s Happy Meal toys are way cooler in Japan.

Japanese Happy Meal toys

2 Responses to “#732”

  1. Ian:

    OMG! that is so not fair to us why don’t we get those and they do!

  2. hjo3:

    No kidding! At best we get crappy Hot Wheels cars.