Had a 100% free weekend to myself. As tradition dictates, I blew about 40% of it dorking around with emulator frontends and watching TV and not showering properly or changing my underwear. (TMI, TMI, I knwo.) But I did get some nice forward progress on PR5, including most of the office puzzle. I’m still a long way from release but hey, every bit helps.
Some tidbits that are on my brain.
Last night had an indirectly war related disaster, when Michael Moore (director of Bowling for Columbine) turned his acceptance speech in a fairly juvenile anti-Bush rant. This sucks. It sucks because I LIKE Moore and I know that he just completely torpedoed his career by doing that, in the same way James Cameron destroyed his career with his Titanic award acceptance speech. Folks, if you are pro war, don’t let Moore’s stunt here keep you from watching BfC; it’s a great film and even if he’s got a big mouth, at least he has a big mouth in a country where you’re free to speak your mind without dire consequences. Presumably.
(And please, foaming liberal anti-war protestors and dyed in the wool Merkin patriots, don’t turn my LJ into a war debate forum, okay? There’s plenty of other places where you can completely fail to convince each other of your views whilest screaming loudly. Thanks.)
I also saw that Spirited Away took home an oscar. Very nice. Surprising, considering Disney was lobbying harder for their ‘local’ production, Lilo & Stitch. I myself figure this is a make-up award for not getting it for Princess Mononoke — which is a more Oscar-friendly movie but didn’t get the nod at the time.
Obligatory complaint that wrestling is mediocre and the build-up to the PPV hasn’t been too compelling goes here.
In an odd philosophical note, why is it that we don’t have any detailed accountings of the geography of Heaven? We’ve got plenty of in-depth descriptions of Hell, right down to the named layers and people in charge, but beyond the ‘Pearly Gates’ there’s no indication of what’s upstairs. Seems like a gyp. For all we know it could be a trick and we’re all forced to debug Microsoft code for the rest of time.