week in review
Nick Lowe's The Impossible Bird is one of the loveliest, saddest records I've ever run across.
Life of Pi: Survival on the high seasawesome; philosophy of animal behaviourcool; philosophy of religionnot so much. These pat, Po-Mo-Lite tricks need to stop. But this book is sort of like the movie Castaway in that the shortcomings of the framing narrative don't keep you from enjoying the adventure in the middle. And yes, the tiger rules.
28 Days Later...: I think most of the budget for this went to paying nobody to be in England during the shooting. And that jerky editingis it artsy, or just confusing? All the same, they carried it off darn well. It's been a long time since a movie genuinely scared me; I know I had dreams about this last night, and I'm glad I can't remember them.
Cute girl wearing headphones in the supermarket: "Hi there! I don't need to observe any societal norms, because I'm a cute girl wearing headphones in the supermarket!" Damn it!
Then I went ahead and bought the fish-flavored cat treats instead of the chicken-flavored ones, because I figured that way my cat would have less karma on her head.