Project 313 – Post No. 109

This is the current state of the entertainment industry . . . we’re making our way through the Firefly episodes because we can’t find any recent offerings that interest us. We’ve thought about going to the movies (actual theaters) but we’ve been disappointed so often that we have little incentive to risk it again. 

At one time, we would go just to spend a few hours in air-conditioned comfort but since we’ve moved into a condo that has A/C even that incentive has gone. That means we’ll probably wait for the movies to become available in one of the streaming services we have  . . . although we’re thinking of dropping Netflix because, frankly, their original content sucks and they seldom have blockbuster movies.

I am cautiously looking forward to Alita in December . . . but, that’s a number of months from now. Plus, the original trailer had said July so that’s already a strike against it because delays seldom mean “we’re making it better”. 

The other thing worrying me is the second trailer, the first one I link . . . I feel like I’ve already watched the whole movie. Why do they do that? 

In part, it could be to build interest since in December it’ll go up against a couple of Marvel properties and what I assume will be a dumb-ass comedy aimed at a large segment of the American public enamored with non-cerebral humor. I mean, I’m not knocking it, but it’s not my cup of tea . . . or coffee . . . or any type of beverage. 

The other worry is the propensity for studios and producers to go heavy on the CGI and light on the plot. Just in case they follow the original story, I’m resisting reading anything about it. 

I’ve been trying to watch more anime recently because they have less of a chance to disappoint me. Or, they used to. Lately, they’re also coming up short . . . mostly because Netflix and Amazon only seem to pick up crappy animes. 

I don’t know . . . maybe I’ve gotten more difficult to please. But, you know, I don’t think I’m asking much. A decent story, decent action, believable characters, and stop preaching to me.

I guess it is too much to ask or, at least, recent evidence points to it.

And now, the photo:

Project 313 109

Billfish fishing is big business here. They have a yearly tournament and all. On any given day, you can see lots of white specks (fishing boats) cruising back and forth a number of miles out. 

Well, you used to see them . . . now, with the vog, you sometimes can’t see the horizon or even a mile or two out there. 

We’re all trying to breathe the stuff in as fast as we can so we can filter the air with our lungs, but there just isn’t enough people on this side of the island. 

I used to love watching The Three Stooges . . . even while in College. It was standard practice after a day of classes to get back to the dorm, go to the television lounge and plop down in the company of ten or more other students wondering what the heck we were going to do with our lives . . . ah, those were the days. 

Humor nowadays doesn’t compare. For one, few people can do convincing slapstick; it just ends up being dumb (think the show Jackass as being better than most movies . . . and it’s ultra-dumb). But the Stooges also had clever dialogue and delivery. 

I can’t think a recent comedy I thought was funny. Actually . . . have there been recent comedies?

I tell you, at least if it was winter I’d have something to do. I mean, I know I sound like some old man (which I am) complaining about the state of the world (which I am) while pining for times gone by (which I am). 

Still, I think I can entertain myself better than most of today’s offerings. I give you . . . Finger Drawn Patterns on Frosty Window with Light Shining Through.

Finger Drawn Patterns on Frosty Window with Light Shining Through

And . . . that’s it

Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.

You can read about Project 313 HERE.

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