Meeting Isis and tarpo tomorrow, at Liberties, Boca Raton, at 1pm. anyone else in the area, Stalkers… come by and say hello! I’ll buy you a coke if you use the magic phrase “hungrybaby no wongo wongo”.

got a copy of the dune show from sci-fi channel… debating whether to read bluebeard for a few moments with dune in the background, or just pure bluebeard or pure dune.

I think I’ll pop in the tape, and see how it goes.

saw a clip of grinch today, and it put me off…. grinch as a baby scene had wife-swapping parties, and cheating wives having the bosses’ baby in whoville? what the? Maybe because it was out of context, but it burned my britches…. Cindy Lou-hoo is adorable, though.

pondering… so, how many movie folk are going to leave the country, now? Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Robert Altman , Michael Douglas, and a few others… was Ellen DeGenerous one?

When are they leaving? I want to see that press…and if they don’t go, I want to see them apologize, for breaking their word.

oh, and I saw an ad for the new planet of the apes movie. holy moley. do you people know of my fondness for this series?

here’s a slight breakdown, which I think only makes it sound more keen, no real spoilers –

This new Planet of the Apes film is being directed by Tim Burton (Sleepy Hollow, Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman) and stars Mark Wahlberg (Three Kings, Boogie Nights). Neither a direct re-make of the classic starring Charlton Heston nor a close adaptation of the novel by Pierre Boulle, this version, from a script by William Broyles Jr. (China Beach, Apollo 13), is instead a “re-imagination” of the ape-planet concept. The film is also said to be inspired by the entire series of Planet of the Apes, rather than just the first film. There will still be people in ape costumes, which are reported to be similar to the masks from the original, only updated and more articulated to better show off the actors beneath. The make-up work is being done by Academy Award winner Rick Baker (Ed Wood, Men in Black, The Nutty Professor). Other repeat Burton-crew include Academy Award winning production designer Rick Heinrichs (Sleepy Hollow, The Big Lebowski), Academy Award nominated composer Danny Elfman (Oingo Boingo, The Simpsons theme), and Academy Award nominated costume designer Colleen Atwood ( Edward Scissorhands, Beloved). There is still, reportedly, a big shocker ending; something just as shocking to modern audiences as the Statue of Liberty shot was at the end of the original.

I can’t wait. Opens July 27, 2001, if all goes to plan.

Flark! I am surrounded by outlanders…

Boat parade today. why I didn’t know about this until I was wandering, drifting like a tiny dust speck atop gust after gust of imported Quebecois, New Yorker, and whatever other ‘non-local’ folk happened to be mobbing my personal space. Made it easy to shop though… got all my cards mailed out, anyone who’d given me an addy is now officially in the postage system now.

I got my card from latraviata today, and it was *sweet*! Thanks, hon!

I ran across a reference to a possible “good side” (everything being relative) of the Dark Stalker archetype today. This is from a book called It’s an Old Pennsylvania Custom, copyright 1947.

“In the early days of Cumberland County there was a crack shot with a Kentucky rifle named Captain Jack, who was also variously known as the Black Hunter, the Black Rifle, the Wild Hunter of the Juniata, and the Black Hunter of the Forest…He was happy and carefree, until one evening he returned home to find his wife and children murdered by the Indians. From that moment, he forsook the ways of civilized man, lived in caves, and devoted himself to protecting families along the frontier. A family near Juniata was awakened one dark night by the report of a rifle. Jumping up they saw by the glimmering light of their chimney an Indian fall fatally hurt. The open door of their house disclosed the Wild Hunter.

“‘I saved your lives’, he cried, and then turned and was lost in the darkness.” (pages 102-103)

If the Chupacabra and Bigfoot got into a fight, who would win?

Bigfoot are reported to be 6.5 – 9 feet tall. Generally, Chupacabras are usually noted to be not much more than 4 feet tall. Bigfoot from the West Coast are known to be quiet, retiring, and eat some small mammals but mostly plant material. Chupacabras are reported to be aggressive, have spikes and sharp claws, and attack livestock with nasty intent. Who do you think might win?

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