Monday, December 18, 2006

Beta Meta

FYI the labels under the Eragon post below are a new feature as part of "Blogger Beta." For those unfamiliar, you apply topic labels to each post and if you click on them it brings up a list of other posts with that topic. I like the idea, I've been hoping Blogger would introduce it, but to be really useful I'd have to go back and apply labels to the previous 605 posts. I guess. Hmmmm.

Recently listening to: Nothing but the cricket.

Keeping Perspective

Guy Clark honoured in Nashville.

Much later, Overton continued, he looked up to see Clark standing in front of him and wearing a most uncustomary cowboy hat.

"You looking for a country record deal?" he asked the looming Texan.

"Oh, hell no," Clark snorted. "It's just cancer."

School Holiday Movie Community Service Announcement

A review of Eragon by my sister.

One day - I swear by all the powers of the air and the sky - that a
young GIRL will be born to clean skinned anonymity in a peaceful rural
village where the long arm/clutches/tentacles of the evil
overlord/king/wizard/madman will reach only rarely but when they do will
result in the leaving of a beloved sibling/father/friend under
sad/unfortunate/tragic circumstances.

Bereft, the young leather clad girl will unwittingly find a
talisman/staff/egg/sword/book which will open to her new worlds of
seeing and thinking. Initially unwilling to use the mighty
powers/skills she discovers she has/was born to/just got lucky with, a
kindly/fierce mentor (with a dark, sad secret past) will appear and
guide her on the path to greatness/heroism/bardic tales of
bravery/really lame armour. Along the way she will also gather an
unlikely group of friends/allies/animatronic pals to aid her - although
hopefully none of them will sing.

There will be a mighty battle, and someone nasty will die - although it
will look bad for our heroes there for a while.

Rightness and goodness will finally triumph and the people will be free
to wear bad/over-the-top/glittery/aluminium costumes once again.

And because girls rule, the way will NOT be left open for a sequel in
such a blatant way that will cause normally 'good' children to swear
loudly and proclaim 'NO WAY - THAT ISN'T FAIR' and stomp off out of the
cinema in a huff.

CGI dragon looked cool tho'