I watched the critically-acclaimed Northfork the other night. For me, movies donít have to be too neat. They donít have to explain everything. They can be offbeat and quirky. In fact, I usually like offbeat and quirky. Unfortunately, I could not connect with this one. There were some funny moments but some of it really put me off. The acting and the cinematography was flawless and the Montana scenery was just simply magnificent. I put this one in the artsy fartsy column and don't mind that it sailed over my head. If I missed something, it will just have to stay missed. I suppose my movie tastes aren't as eclectic as I thought.
Having watched Serenity a few weeks ago, I decided to see what the fuss of the original Firefly series was about. Joss Whedon is the creator and driving force behind it. He also created Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Unfortunately, he and Fox had a classic artist vs bean counter battle and that was its undoing. Firefly is being broadcast by Universal HD in high-definition on Saturday nights. What must have been the pilot was aired last night and I recorded it. After one episode, I can say with certainty that I'm hooked on this adventure. The series is sort of a sci-fi western and it looks great in HD. The movie left the western part out of it. This is super entertainment and petty Fox blew it big time when they canceled it before it had a chance to gain a wider audience.
The lawn mower was long, long overdue for an oil change. I couldn't find the tool I thought I needed to unscrew the drain plug. After a futile 30-minute search, I decided to dump all of my tools out onto my garage floor and put them back in some organized manner. That took another hour in the sweltering Bush heat and humidity. I removed some of the duplicates, that were bought when I couldn't find the originals, because I found the originals this time and I threw some junk away but I never did find the tool I was looking for. On the bright side, I finally remembered which tool I did need and it was easier to find now that the tools are a little more organized. No need to wonder what happened to the other one. I'll find it after I buy a duplicate.
I offer one from the backyard and one from the front this CrabAppleLane Sunday.
CrabAppleLane Crepe Myrtles - July 29, 2007
CrabAppleLane Backyard - July 29, 2007
39 days until football season ...
Quote of the Day
This country is divided into two types of people. Ford People and Chevy People.
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Quote from said blog: "Whedonesque: Joss The Way We Like It. The Joss Whedon weblog"