so i could’ve spent today drawing a map of western sydney and delivering a bunch of artwork to a scanning place. instead i sat in a cafe in leichhardt, eating a plate of braised lentils pooled around a silverbeet-wrapped timbale of polenta and molten cheese. somewhat (completely) out of character (for me), my luncheon companion was mother-of-boy. this uncharacteristicness extended further into the afternoon, when sister-of-boy was met and an expedition launched to an eastern suburbs homeware emporium, where cake and coffee were had, and then somehow i managed to get everyone to each buy a pizza stone and cutter set. odd.
and then it started to rain. ^_^ aah.
perfect dvd-watching weather, really. the way this free DVD delivery trial works is you sign up and compile a list of DVDs from the database that you want to see, and they get sent out to you as they become available. it seems like maybe they also get sent out in alphabetical order, because so far what i’ve been sent are:
- 11’09″01 september 11
- 28 days later
- a mighty wind
then again, what showed up in my mailbox today was the “indiana jones” bonus material DVD, ahead of the “hulk” bonus material DVD.
[ what a thing to just be able to get the bonus material DVD and not the feature disc. i really do like the special features on a DVD, but they can't be just any old special features. like, if the package lists a particular film's special features as "theatrical trailer" or "subtitles", i get mildly irritated. did you ever watch the special features on "the man who wasn't there", and the deleted scenes included a sequence of billy bob thornton performing various curiously-named haircuts? that was cool. ]
is “raiders of the lost ark” a terrific movie or what? can anyone say they like steven spielberg (at least in the early days, before that unnecessary bit in “A.I.” that began “and then a thousand years passed”) without coming across all dawson leary? but damn they were fun films, and harrison ford was such a fine specimen of hero back then. mmm…
in “the making of…” you will see footage of tom selleck screentesting for the indiana role, and you will laugh out loud because really, it’s magnum p.i.. and then you will learn that the sound effects guy made those squelchy snake noises down in the chamber by squelching his hands through his wife’s cheese casserole.
what’s a cheese casserole anyway?
i think i might want some.