July 18th, 2004

krazy koati

No one else is the same

Spotted in the VCD/DVD store: Gem and the Holograms, the box set. I appreciate the desire to put everything that can possibly be collected out on DVD while the bubble lasts, and I'm certainly not one to snicker at other people's fun, but could we get at least set a list of priorities so when the burst comes we at least have the most important stuff available? Put another way, I'm fine with there being My Little Pony Tales Video CDs out, but shouldn't the Adam West Batman series or, for that matter, Get Smart be hurried along?

I'd have stayed longer, but I don't need more entertainment purchases right now. Plus the store monitors started showing the latest installment of Eye-Gougingly Awful Adam Sandler Brand Extruded Movie Product, this time starring the antifunny twit as a repulsive animal care guy. It's bad enough he makes movies with humans, but humans theoretically have a free choice to associate with him. Animals, whether live or animatronic robots, don't get asked.

Spotted on the big TV screen outside the Shaw Brothers cinema: a trailer for Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle. White Castle burgers are worthwhile as subjects of a road movie -- one can view my trips back home as pilgrimages to White Castle -- but hoo, boy, the movie looks bad. Yes, the trailer features a raccoon, but as an angry raccoon in a car attacking them. No movie whose trailer shows a wild animal attacking someone in a car has ever been any good.

Trivia: Six of the 508 Project Mercury astronaut candidates were rejected for being too tall. Source: For Spacious Skies: The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut, Scott Carpenter and Kris Stoever.

Currently Reading: Out of the Silent Planet, C.S. Lewis.