December 18th, 2009

fatuous lunatic

How backed up am I on reading The New Yorker?

Almost as backed up as I am on my fanfic reading list.

I'm just finishing up May 18, 2009, which has Anthony Lane's review of Star Trek. Normally I really like Mr. Lane's dry British wit and snark. This time around, not so much, where I feel he is unreasonably obnoxious about both the franchise and the fans.

While I do agree that Kirk's character could have been downloaded from a software prgram entitled "Make Your Own Annoying Rebel," I definitely took exception to this bit:

(Regarding the alternate reality)

It's effect here is to saddle us with two Mr. Spocks, one from the vulnerable present and one from the comforting future, and its main purpose, I suspect is to drag in Leonard Nimoy, who these days makes Bela Lugosi look like Zac Efron, and thus insure that all the "Star Trek" scholars in the audience will have to hurry home and change their underwear.

That's what I call unwarranted.

This is turning into a House episode-Sebastian Update

Two days after being released from the hospital, he had a stroke!

Paralysis on the left side. Managed to reach the phone, speed-dialed a friend who called 911, and he basically had to crawl on his belly to the door to let them in.

While he was in one hospital waiting for a room to open up at another one, ALL THE SYMPTOMS WENT AWAY!!!

He's been in for two days of testing and they really don't know what caused it, except possibly plaque getting knocked out during the angioplasty and ending up somewhere it shouldn't have.

Now he's back home, but probably not coming to the Mint on Sunday.