...town, that is, and will be gone for about a week. Unlike TSO, I won't be putting up a week's worth of posts because I'm often gone for a week anyway even when I'm here.
I did see a couple of movies recently, though. One I can recommend is The Jacket, starring Adrian Brody, about a guy who dies more than once. My only disappointment was that, contra The Machinist, Jennifer Jason Leigh's breasts are kept modestly veiled behind a psychiatrist's lab jacket.
Saw War of the Worlds last night because I'm a sucker for sci-fi, but, aside from Dakota Fanning, the 'human interest' side of the story sucks. I think the original was better. And the attractiveness of Tom Cruise continues to elude. The guy's weird. Hard to put your finger on, but you can see it in his eyes.
Also saw an MSNBC documentary called "Signs of the Divine", in which the Left Behind authors were interviewed. One of them's named LaHaye (french for 'the hay'?). Tim, Jim, Slim? Not sure and can't remember the other one at all. But apparently it is an article of faith that, along with Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, atheists and every variety of pagan, Catholics will be "left behind" when the fabled rapture comes to town. I've never been much captured by the rapture but, if it must happen, I am to believe that, say, John Paul II would have been stranded while old Tim horsefood gets a ticket to ride? John Paul spent all his time praying and fasting and trying to convert the world to Christ. No wife, no sex period, no kids. And I don't think he drank as much as I do. Survived the Nazis, beat back the Commies. Lived in a palace (so to speak) but nothing in it belonged to him. Mr. LaHaye is rich. He writes best-selling bad books. He goes to the hairdresser. Looks like he's had a facelift. Doesn't have to wear long robes all the time. He probably lives a lot like you and me except that he gets to eat at better places, has a bigger house, and maybe doesn't swear as much. Doesn't seem fair somehow.