22 Aug 2003 ncm   » (Master)

I can't take the Evolution icon off my Gnome panel just yet. My copy of 1.4.4 just crashed twice within ten minutes.

Finally saw Matrix Reloaded, in IMAX format. It made me wonder about the significance of bad skin -- even Monica Belluci had a rash -- and of what the Oracle is really feeding to Neo -- a cookie (!) last meeting, candy this time. Maybe the bad skin is just meant to remind us that detailed texture doesn't really imply reality. The plot significance of food treats is crudely but definitively demonstrated by the Merovingian's trick. Imprinting with food is common in mythology, e.g. Persephone in Hades, and in pop culture, e.g. Scooby-snacks. Um.

Also saw Spirited Away, on tape. I liked that dragons give paper cuts.

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