Silly things

BBC is showing Independence Day. An almost entirely silly film apart from the one line “Uh… Mr. President. That’s not entirely accurate” and also Brent Spiner playing a role ever so slightly different from Data.

One of the Flemish channels is showing a very silly film with Rowan Atkinson and John Cleese called “Rat Race”. As a result of some quick research on IMDB, I can tell you that this is the only feature film in which these two particularly funny actors have co-starred. It is dire.

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  1. (1) China Mountain Zhang is one of the best books I’ve ever acquired and published.

    (2) If the presence of Patrick O’Brian’s Desolation Island is an indication that you’ve read the first four books in the Aubrey/Maturin series but not book five onward, why, how lucky you are, first because Desolation Island is one of the most exciting action novels ever written, and second because it’s the point where the series really takes flight.

    (3) I read Joanna Russ’s How To Suppress Women’s Writing when TNH and I typed it for her, from her handwritten manuscript. (Joanna had hurt her back and temporarily couldn’t type.) I love dropping this small fact. It is a trenchant and essential book.

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