loose ends (and it's only Wednesday)

Posted: 02/22/2005 in Daily Grumbling, The Archers

Alex, very smugly, pointed out an article in NewScientist about how dyslexics have slower reaction times when driving than ‘regular’ people. Granted it was a very small sample, but it you’ve ever witnessed me playing computer driving game you could take it as more evidence that I was pre-destined to remain one of life’s passengers. Seriously, thought how was I meant to know that when you try and turn when reversing you have to move the steering wheel in the opposite direction to the one you want to go in! And don’t even get me started on how disorientated I get at Halo2.

My patron also beat me to a post about The Gates project. I have to say I was pretty skeptical about the whole thing, but when I got there and wandered around a bit I had to eat my “whose been tango’d” hat. If it wasn’t so crowded it would have been a serene experience, like being in an episode of Star Trek where they visit an alien but zen like world (perhaps Vulcan). Kudos to the artists who funded it themselves, as corporate sponsorship would have ruined it (logos everywhere – yuk). The park will look very bare, but spacious once everything has been removed – the Christmas tree effect.

It looks like Baz Luhrmann’s vision of Alexander the Great is being resurrected. On the one hand it will be nice to see what he does with it (and it can’t be as bad as Stone’s), but I am not sure about the dull, pretty boy DiCaprio in the lead. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – Ewan MacGregor for Alexander. You know it makes sense.

Just in case you ever wondered, frosted Cheerios are not a satisfactory substitute for frosted donuts – how long till Easter? I have already started planning my first post-Lent meal out, I see Pylos and two desserts.

Finally, if you are at an impass regarding vacations this year, look no further than here.


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