Freaky Fridays ,a blog that looks at bad paperback thrillers, recently posted about "The Glow." Which talks about the dangers of jogging, not heatstroke or dehydration but of geriatric cults which drain the blood of younger people. This is the rare entry that had a movie adaptation.
I have been watching a few of the Max Fleisher Superman cartoons. The animation is beautiful. I did not believe the claim that these cartoons inspired the look of Miyazaki's robot until I saw it now I am convinced. (If you can listen carefully you can hear Miyazaki stomping his feet in protest) I wonder if Lois had the reputation of being the ultimate damsel in distress when the show came out. In the episodes I have seen her: - Shoot train thieves with a tommy gun. - Fight a racist cartoon while her hands were tied. - Infiltrate a Nazi headquarter in order to give the location of a pending U-boat raid to the R.A.F. - Tie up terrorists while in a out of control rocket car. also she totally knows that Superman is Clark.
I had the converse happen to me, a couple of weeks ago. A customer got angry to the point of screaming at my boss over a change in ticket prices. She got even angrier over the fact that she ,personally, did not get at least six months notice over the price change. My boss (who had no control over ticket prices) paid the $15 for her and her two children. The older of the two had gone away when she saw that mommy was about to throw a fit. Mommy dearest told my boss it was his fault her daughter got embarrassed by her tantrum. I took solace in the daughter not wearing her mothers glasses tinted so that every problem is a Lifetime Original leve crisis.
The Evolution of Physics: The Growth of Ideas from Early Concepts to Relativity and Quanta by Leopold Infeld and Albert Einstein. A look at Physics from the earliest of understanding to the cutting edge theories of the time of its publication in 1938. At first it appeared to be a book written for the every person but the authors dropped the work of scientists that the every day person may not remember like James Clerk Maxwell or Schrodinger and Heisenberg. I appreciate how they not only state a fact but explore how it was discovered. Certainly inspired thought.
The Disaster Artist: My life inside The Room, by Tom Bissell and Greg Sestero - This was much different than I was expecting, which is wonderful. Greg shares his thoughts, fears and frustrations working with a mysterious of a person as Tommy Wiseau. I love how Greg and Tom are able to show that Tommy had a love for classic cinema, specifically Marlon Brando and James Dean. In the end I felt that Greg admires Tommy and wants him to achieve his dreams. I am hesitant to watch it (the movie of the Disaster Artist) even though the man playing Wiseau is said to look a lot like James Dean.
When I first came to the United States, I never understood why all my peers were afraid of clowns. I have considered carrying a red nose in case I ever get mugged, I just pop it on and the mugger dies of fright.