December 27th, 2002

Photo - leaves

two interesting things that happened this evening...

thing the first - after watching 'the hound of the baskervilles', i flicked over to sky to see if 'evolution' had finished so i could stop the tape. it had. in its place was the movie 'pitch black', which stars a young(er) claudia black. it was an hour or so into the movie. she got ripped into little pieces by strange flying alien things. but she did it very well ;)

thing the second - after this i accessed the online skyguide thingy to see if there was anything interesting on. and guess what i found on challenge? anyone here remember 'knightmare'? the sort of weird nethack/d&d/mindmaze thing with the three people guiding their helmetted friend around blue-screen VR worlds? i used to love that show... that, along with the crystal maze, was the one gameshow i wanted to be on...

this one dated back to 1979... and i have a horrible suspicion that it was only a one-off because they're showing random cult gameshows over christmas, and it's replaced by the godawful yet addictive "3-2-1" tomorrow at the same time. but i hope they show more! because it rocked! eeee!
Photo - leaves

pop-culture, take one.

managed to get around to watching 'harvey' this afternoon. i saw it ages ago, the last time it was on, but not being a movie-geek at the time, it didn't appeal. however, frellin' cool movie :D elwood p. dowd is adorable...

anyway, oddly enough, 'it's a wonderful life' is next on the tape, which is not only another jimmy stewart movie, but when crichton named his scorpius neural clone in 'won't get fooled again', he debated between harvey or clarence, the guardian angel in IAWL. and then decided that obviously scorpius resembles a six-foot-three-and-a-half-inches tall white rabbit more than he does a guardian angel...

anyhoo. this morning mum and i went into brum so she could spend her £25.00 of M&S vouchers, and i could get some new trainers - we failed miserably on both counts and came back with another calendar from past times, and, in my case, two pairs of over-the-knee stripey socks, in purple/black and shades of grey. yaysocks! :D

other than that, today was uneventful...