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Fay Grim - and stuff

What a great film - quirky, funny, some what noir. Parker Posey is fantastic, IMDB lists her as being in 65 films since she started 16 years ago - a career that earned her the title from Time Magazine of Queen of the indies. 

I enjoyed it with dinner and conversation with some friends at their place - and the hostess even stayed awake for most of the evening.

I've a few things I'd meant to blog about:

  • there was an article in The Citizen a few weeks ago about a spirit medium in Zimbabwe who had convinced the government to give her about $3.4 million (Cdn) in return for her solution to the country's ongoing fuel shortage. Her gift, demonstrated to them, was that she could strike a rock with her staff and have oil bubble up out of the ground. Shades of Jed Clampett, but in her case the police claim she also discovered an abandoned tank truck of diesel fuel, abandoned in the civil unrest of the 70's. Made me think of the reports from that continent in the 90's of genital theft.
  • Those cell phone headsets seem to be everywhere now -used for a hands free link to your cell via a Bluetooth link. it's weird though, when then person next to you in a crowd suddenly starts talking as they walk along -letting the world hear their half of a supposedly private conversation. It's fun to start replying right away to them, especially if they look offended and say they are talking to someone else. Then you can look around and ask if they mean they can see ghosts?  But if you are one of those people that often talks to yourself in public, get a headset, it's great cover.
  • Now that the nights are cooler, it seems sound travels further -maybe because the smooth snow surface reflects better. At any rate, it's nice to lie in bed late at night, with the window open a bit for fresh air, and listen to a train whistle on the Gatineau side of the river.    

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