June 21st, 2011

krazy koati

Sunday mornings go for a ride

Friday dawned with the last of bunny_hugger's scheduled physical therapy appointments.

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Back home, we watched Oliver and Company (unless I did slip the day in my memory and this was Saturday instead), which was not properly the last of the Disney Animated Movie era of the post-Walt generation, where all the films are about cute animals saving orphans from mean rich people, or even the last to use xerography, but which feels like the end of that era. bunny_hugger really likes the songs, and if the story doesn't quite successfully adapt Oliver Twist to its funny-animals setting it does come close. It wasn't until she pointed it out that I realized all the songs were in the first half, but then, it's that way in The Wizard of Oz too.

Trivia: About $5,600,000 was invested in Rhode Island's cotton manufacturing industry in 1832, over triple what was invested in maritime commerce. Source: Rhode Island: A History, William G McLoughlin.

Currently Reading: Baseball In The Garden Of Eden: The Secret History Of The Early Game, John Thorn. It's a little pedantic but it's covering a subject and period that's mostly unquestioned myth and legend built atop rumor, so a little pedantry is necessary.