Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Monday, August 23, 2004

John Thaw and Schroedinger's Cat: I did watch the movie, Laura, the other night. Well, over two nights, to be honest. I don’t know what I do with my time but I always seem to take two nights to see a movie. I enjoyed it as much as I usually do. Gene Tierney is her usual beautiful self, but also a self-reliant woman capable of making her own decisions. Vincent Price is a real sleazeball and one hopes that he is the perpetrator of the murder that takes place. Clifton Webb is an egocentric journalist that is sure that he can make Laura love him, wants to possess her. He also hopes that no one will discover that he is the murderer. Oops, I gave it away, didn’t I? And Dana Andrew is the detective who falls in love with a portrait. They don’t make ‘em like that any more.

For a while I sat at my computer and searched "Inspector Morse." By some stroke of serendipity we saw the end of a replay of one of the episodes. I was again taken by how well they were filmed. I decided to see how many episodes there were and how many were available on DVD. Thirty-three, in both cases. The whole series. We have enjoyed John Thaw since he played Regan on The Sweeney, a really tough show, quite politically incorrect, about the Flying Squad which was produced between 74-78. It’s not on DVD but there are two movies that were made, and they are available on one disk. Something to look forward to.

I was out to Office Depot and Barnes and Noble tonight. They happen to be next door to each other. A case of paper, some gel pens and a magazine. The car parked next to mine had a bumper sticker: Reward! $10,000! For Schroedinger’s Cat! I had forgotten what Schroedinger’s Cat was all about. So when I got home I used my Google to look it up. Now I remember, but I still think I miss the point. Not much of a scientist, me.


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