Saturday, May 21, 2005

Out of sight for a bit....leaping across the pond

Last post for a couple of days as I head to Narita tomorrow to fly to the states for a bit. Business combined with seeing my parents will probably keep me in the low profile mode for a while especially if I am having to deal with a dial up connection.

Today was one of those glorious days that was just great to be out side, sunny, warm but not hot, and not too much wind. Even chipped in for a par on one hole....does not get much better than that.

Lots of folks commenting on Star Wars...Now I have to go see it. I have a hard time understanding why so many people see politics all through the movie. It seems to me that some of the things people are keying on ( read The Stupid Shall be Punished, here.) are reading too much into the movie. With a dry sarcasm Bubblehead points out:

When Padme finds out she's pregnant, she never even discusses ridding her body of the parasitic fetal matter; this despite the fact that an abortion would calm Anakin's fears that she will die in childbirth (which serves as a springboard for his switch to the Dark Side). Also, in this galaxy, we see that working mothers are apparently discriminated against; Padme fears she'll lose her job if her pregnancy is revealed. Also, this "Republic" apparently doesn't provide pre-natal medical care for women without documented marriages; they can build amazing replacements for light-sabered-off limbs, but she can't even get an ultrasound to determine that she's carrying twins! (^-^)

Never thought about that!

For whatever it is worth, it seems to me that a lot of what folks are complaining about are also necessary plot devices, I'll find out when I see the movie next week. For example, Lucas has to create conflict with the Jedi council to give Anakin/Darth a reason to kill them all. Since it was already announced in Star Wars IV that this had happened, he had to get there somehow. To somehow assume that they represent current military leaders is a stretch in my humble opinion.

Hope the United employees are calmed down a bit. I don't want my beer flow cut off on the plane.....Just keep repeating after me: "Greedy United executives took your pension...Not Skippy-san. So please hurry up and bring me a beer!"

I've got a bad feeling about this.......( 9 hours to SFO is a long time in the cattle car...).



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