Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017

Queens Bully a new BBQ place. Tried ribs, pork and brisket. OK, not great. Brisket more like Pot Roast, lots of pepper. Not up to the special BBQs in NYC. But they just opened.

They do have terrific beer. This was a Dubble Dark.

Perfect score !

Monday, October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017

The Force is made up of something called midichlorians.

Next two on the reading list.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017

was terrific in Blade Runner 2049. The movie was long and complex. It certainly makes you think. Visuals were stunning.

Nabokov’s “Pale Fire” is part of the action:

Cells interlinked within cells interlinked
Within one stem. And dreadfully distinct
Against the dark, a tall white fountain played.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

October 14, 2017

Finally made it to Fette Sau in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

BBQ was excellent.

Beer Tap handles were cutlery.

"Rose Crystal Tower" by Dale Chihuly.

In Union Square Park.

Friday, October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017

Paraskevidekatriaphobia !

Let's go Yankees ! Never thought they would go this deep.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, arriving December 15th. "Let the past die."

Monday, October 9, 2017

October 9, 2017

As a warm-up, Blade Runner: The Director's Cut.

Batty: Yes!
Batty: Questions... Morphology? Longevity? Incept dates?
Hannibal Chew: Don't know, I don't know such stuff. I just do eyes, ju-, ju-, just eyes... just genetic design, just eyes. You Nexus, huh? I design your eyes.
Batty: Chew, if only you could see what I've seen with your eyes!

Jackie Chan in Police Story.

[…] Well, 'tis no matter.
Honor pricks me on. Yea, but how if honor prick me
off when I come on? How then? Can honor set to a
leg? No. Or an arm? No. Or take away the grief of a
wound? No. Honor hath no skill in surgery, then?
No. What is honor? A word. What is in that word
'honor'? What is that 'honor'? Air. A trim reckoning.
Who hath it? He that died o' Wednesday. Doth
he feel it? No. Doth he hear it? No. 'Tis insensible,
then. Yea, to the dead. But will it not live with the
living? No. Why? Detraction will not suffer it. Therefore,
I'll none of it. Honor is a mere scutcheon. And
so ends my catechism.