I liked it, it's the best new film I've seen in a while. I pretty much agree with Ebert's take on it. One important thing he pointed out that I hadn't really noticed but definitely agree with is that he cared about the chase scenes. In most modern movies, they seem superfluous and boring. Blah blah car crash cut away shake camera explode explode blah blah blah. More minimalist classic chases like the one in Bullitt are much more interesting in a way. It's no Citizen Kane, of course, but it's an entertaining film that brings up a lot of things to discuss and .
Will trick Teh Wife into watching The Third Man with me. Zither music FTW.
I finished off LOTR. I was mildly surprised when I ran into, "The world is changing. I feel it in the water...". I thought that was written up for the intro in the movie. It was, however, said by Treebeard to Galadriel et al when they met at the end.
I started reading Tolkien's Lost Tales and I'm not really "feeling it". It's too dense in weird names and bare mythology. It's like how it's fine to read The Odyssey but boring to read too much straight Greek cosmogony. I much prefer feeling like, yes, there's some deep thought underpinning this literature, but I don't need to ever look at it because it's boring. Some interesting stuff, some boring stuff.
Terribly interesting article about a strand of Hinduism: http://killingthebuddha.com/mag/dogma/the-lady-twilight-part-i/
I have to get some crap done.
The little mailbox tray icon on the toolbar stopped popping up with new mail. This is annoying. Or is it? On the one hand, I shouldn't be a slave to mail, but, on the other, I just won't look at my mail if I don't have that icon and something semi-urgent could be ignored from 11am until 4:30pm, which won't do because there's no way I'm going to do much in the next half hour. I sometimes rely on e-mail to save me from boring stuff, too. I'll just have to modify my behaviors slightly.
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