Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Charity Alert: Do this FIRST! The Hunger Site : Give Food for Free to Hungry People in the World

Wildlife: It's been easier to see deer beside the road on the way to work, as Autumn approaches. They were scarce all summer.

Weather: Pink morning, heavy clouds, but no rain so far -- will the house painter show up?

Media Watch: SciFi Network showed a misbegotten remake of I Married A Monster From Outer Space. The 1958 original was dull, but this humorless cowflop was even worse. Congrats to the late actors Susan Cabot and Thomas Tryon for doing their level best in the 50's as "...this hack sitting next to the camera wouldn't let us change a line," to quote Tryon, who retired from acting ten years later to write popular novels. (The movie based on Tryon's best-selling book The Other was shown a few days earlier on FLIX Network. )
I saw part of Pay It Forward with Helen Hunt, Diane Lane, Hayley Jo Osment, and some other good actors in a slightly better-than-average TV movie from 2001. A thunderstorm interrupted the satellite signal, and we couldn't see how it ended.

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