It doesn't rain but it pours.
It was raining when I drove to the cinema yesterday. It was patchy rain. When I drove through the intersection at Hugh Street you could not see the road markings on Woolcock Street, even the catseyes were under water. Two hundred metres later when I turned off onto Dalrymple Road the rain had stopped, but the road was wet. Another hundred metres on the rain started again and then, about two hundred metres further on the other side of the Bayswater Road lights, it stopped and the road was dry except for two tyre tracks. Fascinating.
If you thought Clerks
was gripping, Mallrats
was deep, Chasing Amy
was uplifting, and Dogma
was tightly plotted you are going to adore Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
. I didn't, but I laughed a lot anyway and Kevin Smith's hour and a half of location jokes has inspired me. Quality control is obviously not too rigorous, all I need are some ideas...
: Public servants whine about working for the Bastard Squad and read secular significance into Buffy the Vampire Slayer
: A character piece set in a bowling alley. Something inexplicably mystical happens to the team at the end.
: Love and multiple personalities.
: A road movie like Dogma
except the religious stuff isn't made up. Well, no more than real religious stuff is made up. What I mean is the religious stuff is real religious stuff: Metatron and the Lord of the Flies, not shit demons and the thirteenth disciple. And Björk is God.
Dave and Jimbozelbub Strike Back
: Everybody gets to suggest a scene they would like to see in the movie and then Dave and Rob write a Torg adventure to link them together.
I had a chat to Martina Hingis at about half past two this morning, she was having trouble sleeping. She felt she should have lost at about the quater-final stage, that she did not merit her place in the final and this would be made plain to see. After about forty-five minutes of talking it out Marty felt more positive and thought she would be able to get some sleep. I don't think it was enough though and after she lost the tiebreaker in the second set she was just going through the motions. It's astounding how much money your attitude can be worth.