Thursday, May 24, 2007
I've been reading about plans for an Atlas Shrugged film or TV mini-series for over 20 years (and apparently they began before that).
I understand that the principals all "get" and appreciate the novel, and are dedicated to doing it justice.
I hope it turns out well.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I've been commuting on the bus for the last few months. Not because I think it will help with global warming, but because the company I'm working for pays for it, and I thought letting somebody else drive would be less stressful. It doesn't save me time, but I think it's an improvement.
One major benefit is that I have so much time, with so few options, that I've been able to catch up on my reading. I'm actually reading fiction again.
So, what I wanted to pass along is that after reading and enjoying John Scalzi's Old Man's War, I read the sequel: The Ghost Brigades. And, I enjoyed that even more! I think I'll read the rest of his works, now. He's got a great sense of humor. Check his works out, if you get a chance.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Sorry I haven't posted for quite a while. I didn't have much original to say about the Virginia Tech shootings, or any other news lately.
Here's an odd thing I thought about recently, though. I'm not sure what the point is, but I figured it was something I could pass along...
I must have heard the Mac Davis song: "Hard To Be Humble" dozens of times since 1980. I always found it cute and amusing. One part of it goes like this:
Some folks say that I'm "egotistical",
Hell, I don't even know what that means!
I guess it has something to do with the way
That I fill out my skin-tight blue jeans.
I always thought it was just funny/silly; that this conceited hick didn't understand the word, and just assumed, egotistically, that it was a positive reference to his form.
But, I heard the lines the other day and thought for the first time that maybe it was also a play on the similarity between the last three syllables of "egotistical" and "testicle". That would better explain the jump from an unfamiliar word to the filling out of his "skin-tight blue jeans."
I have no idea if that's right (I couldn't find any corroboration on the net with a quick search), but it just struck me as odd that I made a connection this time that I failed to make all of the previous times I'd heard the lines.
It's just another example of how strange brains are (especially mine).