Not much to report today. The weather is cloudy and overcast. I am still months away from finishing Atlas Shrugged.
I did watch a DVD last night entitled "V" is for Vendetta. It is some movie that just came out recently. It is really against my instincts to buy such a film but every once in a while you have watch something different. Anyway, I should have listened to my instincts. At the start of the movie, I saw the logo for some famous comic publisher appear. Just what I wanted to see: a movie based on a comic book. I cannot say I have ever seen a based-on-a-comic-book movie that I have liked. The Batman, Spiderman, and X-Men movies I have seen, while being slick, frankly bore me. I feel afterwards like I have been stuck in a dark, dank alleyway for two to three and half hours. I will never forget a time I overheard a wise old-timer admonish some youngster, who said something naive and foolish, by telling the boy to stop reading comic books. I like to think that is something in that incident to say why comic book movies are a big turn off for me. Anyway, the hero in "V is for Vendetta", wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, single-handedly overturns a facist British government sometime in the nary-fairy-future. Whatever…..