Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Back, Sorta

by Tom Bozzo

Whereas Ken is off to Florida needing only the classic Onion "I Just Love Corporations" t-shirt for daddy-wear (*), we'll be hosting my mother and brother as is our usual practice.

I'll have to do something if current pictures of the Adorable Offspring are to be posted. The most recent imagery is unusable due to lack-of-focus; if there's one reason to send our ancient digicam to a well-deserved retirement (it being about 200 in immature-consumer-electronics-product years) it's that its autofocus was utterly pathetic in low light conditions, and its dip in Lake Monona a couple years ago didn't help.

But despite the holiday visits, and even though our letter carrier dropped off a package with 1,080 hot-off-the-press pages of Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day (**) and the long-awaited Criterion Collection DVD of Krzysztof Kieslowski's "The Double Life of Véronique" (***), I'll be around subject to thinking of stuff to write about.


(*) To shy people everywhere, let me say that Onion t-shirts are surefire ice-breakers, though I would recommend the "classic" logo shirts over the current selection of slogans. Though "You Learn Something New and Depressing Every Day" is pretty good.

(**) No, I don't really care if Michiko Kakutani thinks it sucks. It would be worth it if only for the immortal jacket copy:
With a worldwide disaster looming just a few years ahead, it is a time of unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places.
Yet is a work of quasi-historical fiction! Who'da thunk?

(***) And so I am spared wondering why there's a market for a 20th Anniversary Edition of Transformers: The Movie (true!) but not for this classic example of Truffaut's saying about the cinema and pointing cameras at beautiful women.
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