Bill loaned me the full DVD set of the 60′s series The Prisoner, and I’ve been watching an episode here and there. It’s always fun to watch old sci-fi… picking apart its wrong and right assumptions about technology of the future. But until I watched the “Hammer Into Anvil” episode tonight, I hadn’t yet been blown away by any of the stories.
The difference was acting. Patrick Cargill delivers an amazing performance as “No. 2″, slowly getting gaslighted by our hero “No. 6″. A solid character portrayal is the most basic unit of theatrical enjoyment; suspension of disbelief rises in proportion to the quality of the acting.
I dig Twitter but don’t seem to tweet much, so I am trying this service called “RSS to Twitter” to pipe Garden of Blog through my Twitter account. I’m sure it’ll just be the first however many characters of each post but at least it’ll keep my Twitter self alive…
UPDATE: this didn’t work and I got lazy.
Life has gotten busier and busier, and my web pursuits have been increasingly neglected. You would think neglect would be something that’s difficult to “increase”, like multiplying by zero, but I have managed. I’m not dead; I’m only sleeping.
I’ve even forgotten, I suspect, how to tag my posts here on Garden of Blog to be pulled into mindmined.com, so I’m trying it again for the first time in awhile…
taper down, summer candle
submit to autumn
and the smallness of your winter
this wax re-hardens at the dark, snowy base
Disclaimer: I haven’t written a poem in a long while.
We are having a nice 4th of July weekend. We parked on the quiet side of Alton Bay and saw the fireworks up close from the car on Friday night. The next day we went to Jetpack Comics in Rochester to satisfy Abby’s and my respective addictions (hers to WoW trading cards, mine to old issues of X-Men). Marco was fascinated with the Simpsons pinball machine in back the whole time, and didn’t even try to mount the thing until we were about to leave.
Today there is more sun and we are driving to the coast.