Thursday, July 12, 2007


Another Peak Oil parable. This one says that in order to survive you need to avoid being either black or hispanic, or old. If you are pretty/ interesting/ and/or fertile then you'll be OK.

I saw the Steve Guttenberg TV version a few weeks ago - that didn't even merit one of my monosyllabic reviews, but in many ways that was much better, with more emphasis on character (the special effects on this one were indeed good) but neither comes close to the original. One of my formative cinematic memories is of Gene Hackman twisting the valve at the end of the first film. Let the reader understand...

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