Saturday, June 10, 2006

The Exhaust

I just got back from viewing Cars. One-line review:
Worst Pixar feature-length ever.

That is, of course, not much of an insult. Still, I can give this particular film little more praise than to say that, if it is not itself mediocre, it rests just on the edge of that lethal plummet of mediocrity.

On the shiny side, the attached teaser for next year’s Ratatouille (which I have anticipated from before Finding Nemo’s release) is probably the most attractive trailer I’ve seen Pixar put out. Go figure.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

In Plain Sight

As some of you may have noticed, it is summer. Traditionally, summer is celebrated with participation in incredibly noisy observational events, known as ‘blockbusters.’
So, I come thinking to myself, saying that perhaps there is a better alternative. Why don’t we think while wasting time, rather than give ourselves premature auditory losses? After all, we would still be wasting time, so it should still be just fine.

With all of this firmly in mind, I have placed below a coded message, with a code key of sorts in plain sight. To say more would possibly spoil it.

This is an open invitation. Anyone is welcome to try their hand at it. And don’t worry! When this one is solved, there may be put up a much more difficult code that I have just written.




Yon parka came down on Thursday, drowned unhappily of water. Come see long scorn stain its look to banjo ugly (the color dun), down to sunny dye of daffodil. See there all.
Tomfu Klaus
...............Hast thou the key?