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Sat, 26 Feb 2005

23:07 [zork(~)] cat potpourri.txt

Bits and Pieces

(In my neighbourhood) So, that's what he's up to these days.

I booked an appointment for an eye test. When selecting the time I asked if they'd be giving me the mydriatic for the retina exam. The person taking the call assured me that this wasn't necessary now as they had a machine to do it and it's computerised! That sounds so quaint these days - Solid State, Space Age Technology, Computer Controlled. I assume that if it screws up I can ask Microsoft for $5.

PDJ seems to be a mere shadow od what it once almost used to be. I don't care how many disclaimers they added, if they didn't get something out for HST early in the week then they just don't care any more.

I'm still reading Inspired Sleep. My enthusiasm for the book reached a peak during the description of a character and a scene that were so familiar to me it was wonderful. Now the storyline is stallingi, but there's a good few pages to go yet so it might recover. The plot now looks like something from Will Self. This is somewhat better as Self doesn't write about real people that well, only caricatures.

I was ecstatic to find that the library had acquired a copy of Fitzcarraldo, one of my very favourite films. As I have mentioned before, I am a connisseur of obsession and Brian Sweeney Fitgerald is clearly a master of obsession, even when played by Klaus Kinski who looks like Yahoo Serious doing Under The Volcano. In these days of CGI it is important to remember that in making the film they truly physically dragged that darned boat up that hill. This is not an illusion.

Listening to Ian Dury during the commute. It has taken me a long time to appreciate his talent. We miss you man.

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