Drifting... drifting... Ah, so many methods of escape, which should I do tonight, into the wee hours? That is the question! At least, I think that's the question... it could be something else. Like Can you make us laugh? Can you make us cry? Can you make us want to break out in joyous singing?
Almost done with the Lies of Locke Lamora. It's building to a solid, though somewhat conveniently crafted, conclusion. I'll roll seamlessly into book 2, no doubt. That one is called Red Seas Under Red Skies. Beyond that, who knows what I'll read? Perhaps I'll re-read Isaiah yet again! Always get something new to chew on when I read Isaiah. I see you are open for business... so let's go to church!
Been dividing my game time between Battlefield 2 (of course) and Mahjong. BF2 has a tendency to frustrate me more often than not lately, so I've been playing Mahjong Tiles more and more - it's the version that comes bundled with Windows Vista, by the way. You know, in case you were madly curious about which version of Mahjong I was playing. See, it's juicy little tidbits of info like that that keep you all reading this blog. I am 98.92% towards my next BF2 rank, though... maybe 10 more rounds and I'll be there! What then? Heck, I don't know! Post a screenshot, pretend you are all proud of me for such a vacuous accomplishment, and then work on the next rank after that!
Can you say "futility"? I knew you could! Well, to tell you the truth, I lied a little...
OK, here's a funny Cyanide & Happiness comic...Todayve in History: July 1
- July 1, 1862: The Russian State Library is founded. (In Soviet Union, the books check out you!)
- July 1, 1863: The Civil War Battle of Gettysburg begins. (Like a giant game of Red Rover, but with guns!)
- July 1, 1870: The US Department of Justice formally comes into existence. (The first order of business was to break for lunch.)
- July 1, 1908: SOS is adopted as the international Distress signal. (Before that, it was "Help!")
- July 1, 1968: The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established. (I lived in Phoenix for a year! I was probably under surveillance the whole time!)
- July 1, 1979: Sony introduces the Walkman. (It's a mystical bond between man and machine.)
Birthdays for July 1 include: Princess Diana, Carl Lewis, Dan Aykroyd and Liv Tyler. In honor of Dan Aykroyd's birthday, here is the trailer for the original Ghostbusters (1984):
I think that film is one of those movies that is better in the remembrance than in the watching. It certainly has it's funny moments, but it also has its fair share of nonsense. Hey, sometimes nonsense hits the spot, eh?
I'm done. You see the padre on your way out, he'll punch your ticket. Jordan fades back, swoosh! And that's the game! Nothing further, your honor...