August 21st, 2005

krazy koati

Your basic average girl

After considerable promotion Disney here finally showed Kim Possible: So The Drama, and ... you know ... I don't want to be jaded or pull out too many memories of dopey cartoons I watched too often 20 years ago, but isn't Dr Drakken's plan just two leftover Cobra schemes adjoining one another? I think they screwed up something with the NTSC-to-PAL transition too, since Ron Stoppable's voice was just high-pitched enough he sounded like the runner-up in a Ron Stoppable impersonation contest. Anyway the movie was pleasant enough, but didn't really excite me.

I noticed in a store DVD made good on their threat, and released Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. Apparently the necessary ransom was not paid in DVD and toy purchases for the original. This bodes poorly for hopes we can avert the release of that Bambi sequel.

I'm really very positive that last time I was home I got a bunch of Clifford Simak, and one or two Doris Piserchia, novels -- and some from other people too -- that I brought back to Singapore, but I noticed while cleaning up my book desk (it's basically wallpapered with books, as any horizontal surface in my place will be) that they're missing. I can't figure where to, either, since there aren't all that many different book stacks here. Also among the missing is Isaac Asimov Presents The Great Science Fiction Stories 12 (1950), which I read just over a week ago.

Trivia: The Lunar Orbiter satellites used Eastman-Kodak SO-243 High Definition Aerial Film, 70 mm in width. The cameras had an f-stop of 5.6 and shutter speeds of 1/25, 1/50, and 1/100 second. Source: Far Travellers: The Exploring Machines, Oran W Nicks, NASA SP-480.

Currently Reading: The Assassination of Lincoln: History and Myth, Lloyd Lewis.