There was heavy lifting today-I had to move my comics from their usual storage spot to my bed in order that a window might be installed near their usual nest. 12 boxes later the window was done, and another 12 boxes later, I can sleep in my bed.
I also was involved in getting the phone service reinstated this morning, but I don't want to talk about that.
I saw "Mulholland Drive", directed by David Lynch. Two-thirds of it is very good, then it decides to get weird for weird's sake-characters switch identities, time shifts, questions are never answered, and, in the final straw that broke my suspension of disbelief, two hyena-laughing senior citizens chase one of the main characters around a room for no apparent reason. This film is being hailed by critics' groups around the country as (to some, like the New York Film Critics' Society) the best film of 2001. I couldn't disagree more-Emperor Lynch has no clothes. This film is, pure and simple, intentionally incomprehensible, and it seems many are being blinded by that. Incomprehensibility does not equal greatness, it equals confusion. All that having been said, I would like to call special attention to the very fine jobs done by the two lead actresses, Naomi Watts and Laura Harring. Both of these women deserve future attention, especially Watts. Still, only see it if you want to have your mind messed with, badly.
Today's Link Of The Day is NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day. Every day, NASA posts a new picture taken from somewhere in space, and has a short writeup on it added by an astronomer. Some of these shots are breathtaking. http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/
1/5/2002 5:14 AM