August 4th, 2005

krazy koati

Oh, how I love to pick them

Breaking tradition today, we went out for touristy adventures. On the TV Mobile on the bus downtown was playing a Kids Central show, The Adventures of Super Einstein, that I'd never seen before. It's a local production, starring Einstein (Some Indian last name I missed), who goes from his secret identity as an artist to the superhero, Super Einstein. In this guise he does simple arts and crafts projects to build what he needs to defeat Doctor Magination, played by Einstein Name like he's not trying too hard to impersonate Doctor Evil. Doctor Magination has a big pillow puppet stitched to look like a brain, and it talks back to him.

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On an irrelevant note I saw the designs The New York Times ran as planned Shuttle-derived Shuttle replacement vehicles, manned and unmanned. Apparently the next generation of federal government spaceflight is going to be run by kitbashers.

Trivia: No specific songs were listed in the final script to 1927's The Jazz Singer. Source: The Speed of Sound, Scott Eyman.

Currently Reading: Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 11 (1949), Isaac Asimov, Martin H Greenberg, Editors.