October 18th, 2004

krazy koati

If that's all we have you will find we need nothing more

My letter of complaint is written and sent off to Golden Village Cinemas. It turns out their corporate headquarters is in the Plaza Singapura mall, which I visit fairly regularly. I'm still not used to having stuff nearby.

Among the eighteen minutes of advertisements was a trailer for Pixar's The Incredibles ... is my mood just spoiled or does this look like a terribly routine movie they're trying? The Authentic Mundane Lives of Superheroes was well-worn by the time John Bryne's She-Hulk and Disney's Darkwing Duck fairly well finished the subject. Pixar addressing it seems like finding the spot where there used to be a smudge where there used to be a dead horse that was beaten, and lobbing a couple photon torpedoes at it. Pixar's got a fine track record, sure, but they did make A Bug's Life, which even the people on A Bug's Life Muck don't remember clearly.

It does seem original for the elastic superhero to be female; stretchiness seems to have been dominated by males ... Plastic-Man, Mister Fantastic, Flatman, Rubberduck, Dale ... Am I overlooking an obvious female elastic superhero besides nikonraccoon?

At the Singapore Post I noticed a sign: ``Exact Change For Photo Booth -- Please `Q' (sic) If You Need Changing.'' Also, says another sign, if you get cash back via Nets (a debit card network), you also get a free bottle of water. I'd paid cash, so I don't know if it was a Newater promotion.

Trivia: In the 1848 French Presidential election Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte received 5,434,266 votes; Eugène Cavaignac, 1,448,107; Alphonse de Lamartine, 17,910. Source: Revolutions of 1848, Priscilla Robertson.

Currently Reading: The Rise of the Great Powers 1648-1815, Derek McKay and H.M. Scott.