Saturday, January 09, 2010

DicksnJanes #230: canuchange?

The Scarborough Dude talks about change, but doesn't.

The Mummer's Dance - Loreena McKennitt - Oh What A Feeling²: A Vital Collection Of Canadian Music
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies - Oh What A Feeling² : A Vital Collection Of Canadian Music
Years: 1968; 1973; 1985


The Deranged Moose said...

Commenting while still listening...

I had the same kind of reaction to Avatar, even it strongly resembles another movie in plot line. Still, I hope we don't lose our love for movies about human interaction in the real world. Speaking of which, I really love hearing about all that you deal with, from mising ham to leaky faucets. Very grounding.

Thanks for doing this podcast - sharing with us all.

Rickster CDN said...

Caught up with all the podcast that had been on my Zune a couple of weeks after our Rock transfer in Bluffers. Still noodling on that audio - but I digress.

You've heard this before - but I'll say it again - keep it up Dude. Love listening to ya.

And what's this I hear that you were in Ottawa over the holidays? In case you don't know - you have a standing offer for a pint or other things whenever you are in town.

MMD said...

still listening even when you don't hear from me. Also there are no complaints here. I think most religions are dangerous because people tend to except them unconditionally or without change (even my own).

Wizzie said...

One thing I will say for Cameron's movies, he usually gives strong, important roles to women. Even the villains, aka the Alien-Mother in Aliens, are female.

Another communality in his films has something to do with our relationship to technology.

1. Terminator (remember when the common attitude in society was to not trust computers?)

2. Terminator 2 (remember when people started to say, "Well, I guess computers are OK as long as they do what we tell them to do.")

3. Titanic (Relax. The technology in this boat is so sophisticated that our ship is "unsinkable.")

4. Avatar: I haven't seen it!

So, is it ironic that Cameron spends multi-millions of CGI to get across his ideas about technology? Maybe he is fighting the Operating System from within? Dunno, but what the heck. It sure is profitable. Cameron will be able to afford several trips into outer space on a Russian rocket.

As for your kids, as I work around teenagers, this is pretty standard stuff. I agree with you about the "calm down" or "chill out" remarks. When your son says that it is just ham, you should remind him that it is has no idea what it is because he didn't pay for it. Calculate the cost of the ham, bring it up agains his hourly wage at Toys R Us and tell him that it represents a half-hour of stocking shelves.

The next time that he says that the Sixties failed, smack him up the side of the head and ask him if he would prefer the 1950's?