Some short sentences. My flu bug has got me shrinking, so I'm a little weak. If I keep shrinking at my current July rate, you'll have to look for by blog entries in Minusland by September. Where's my Vita-Wonk?
There's no reason to remake Bad News Bears, but there is a reason to make another film based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, my favorite book as a kid. Simple reason: they didn't get it right the first time. The trailers don't give me much confidence they got it right this time, either, though: still too much focus on Wonka, which makes everything weird and creepy (typical of Tim Burton). But if you want to make the story magical, which is what I loved about it, you have to look at everything through the innocent eyes of Charlie Bucket. I'm sure I'll see the movie, and thanks to the trailers, I'm fully expecting to be disappointed.
I've probably watched more TV the last five days than the last five months put together. The A's weren't on TV the last two days, either, so that didn't help. That Twilight Zone marathon the other day was good stuff. It was more surreal than that Surreal Life marathon. I don't know why I kept watching that, but I was bored, I guess. I watched some of the new Battlestar Galactica series yesterday; it's better than the old one, I think. Saw a few episodes of Star Trek:DS9 that I had missed.
The A's faced the GoodTedLilly yesterday, and got shut out. It happens. They beat the BadTedLilly a month ago, so these things even out.
Here's hoping the Blue Jays face the Unhittable Rich Harden, and the A's can even out their record at .500 again.