This morning, I stood on the train behind a woman reading from a Kindle that was affixed to its leather case by a big green rubber band, looped around twice. Of course, seeing a Kindle or any of its cousins on the train isn’t anything to call Grandma about, but there’s a metaphor of some sort tangled up with all the knotted strands of hair in that rubber band. It also happens that I was involved in a discussion of sorts regarding the e-readers last night, and so it all seemed very apropos.
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*And I’m here to happily provide uninvited two-cents from the only guy you know who still only listens to reggae and punk rock about bands I’ve never heard! (BK)
**Me too! (TH)
Oh, Hi There. We’ve been watching television and movies and things on the internet and we’d like to tell you about them. Consider it an advice column for the socially stunted.
OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORTS (TH)*
Spielzeugland (Germany) – A rather pedestrian short about a German boy during the 1930s who’s been told by friends and family that his Jewish friend and piano partner will soon be taken away to “Spielzeugland” (“Toyland”). There are about 47 flashbacks and flashforwards during the 13-minute film, and shit doesn’t get explained particularly well. This won the Oscar, which is silly, because it’s a little exploitative, and not particularly well-made or inspired. (more…)
You know we love our loyal readership here at Running Downhill, and we’re not here to judge. However, we are a little concerned that some of you may be barking up the wrong blog tree: