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This brief clip from a recent George Stephanopoulos interview with Bush is perhaps a little unbelievable, but, there he is, unequivocally denying his own most beloved soundbite: "Listen, we've never been 'stay the course', George." Yet, some things never really change, as this Salon story recounts of Bush's days at Harvard: 'Bush, by contrast, "was totally the opposite of Chris Cox," Tsurumi said. "He showed pathological lying habits and was in denial when challenged on his prejudices and biases. He would even deny saying something he just said 30 seconds ago. He was famous for that. Students jumped on him; I challenged him." When asked to explain a particular comment, said Tsurumi, Bush would respond, "Oh, I never said that."'

rabitguy found this gem: Jethro Tull: The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles (FLV).

We're coming ever closer to the commercial reality of flexible displays, it seems. Only monochrome for now, but 150dpi and 10" across, in the prototype shown; they hope to move to mass manufacture in 2008.

Has anyone heard of The Mouse and His Child, from 1977? It's not familiar to me at all, but sounds at least worth seeing - IMDb only lists it as available on VHS, unfortunately, and long out of print.

eliki noticed a new comic, Catena - "funny, cute, lively, furry and all about cats". Well, "new" - new to me, anyway. ^_^; Very good artwork, too.

Latest casualty of Sony's all-consuming obsession with control: Lik-Sang goes out of business. How forbidding imports can be legal I'm not sure, but there you go. Or, as Sony put it: "Ultimately, we're trying to protect consumers from being sold hardware that does not conform to strict EU or UK consumer safety standards." - despite all the hardware being manufactured with all EU & UK safety regs in mind, regardless of intended destination.

And proving you can indeed fool some of the people all of the time, L International has apparently managed to secure a $45m distribution agreement for computers that may, at some point in the future, ship, eg "a quad-core notebook that will used a touch-sensitive colour OLED panel instead of a keyboard" and a 'fully programmable GSM cell phone based on Microsoft Windows Mobile or Symbian OS and a fully fledged personal computer capable of running multiple operating systems, including MS Windows XP and Windows Vista 64-bit edition' with 'a five megapixel camera that can take "TrueHD (1920x1080) 30fps progressive video"'.

silvertomcat noticed this regrettably brief glimpse at Tron.. on Ice.

Regarding special people, though, Ozy & Millie finds some perfect words.

I found a torrent of Mouse and his Child; I should get it later tonight - not sure how I'd get it to you, though. Speaking of obscure animation, you wouldn't happen to have a copy of "The Talking Parcel", would you?
Oh, cool beans! I wonder why there's seemingly never been a DVD release? It certainly sounds at least reasonably good, and gods know, quality's hardly a prerequisite for appearing on DVD.. as my copy of Alien Seed proves adequately. ^_^; Far from the lowest rating I've ever seen on IMDb, but well down there with the dregs.. (yes, it is that bad. I just saw it in Streetlight Records for something like $5, and thought it'd be worth adding to the cheese collection)

Even if for no other reason, something featuring Peter Ustinov is inherently going to be at least enjoyably purely for that. Such a lovely voice.

"The Talking Parcel"

Why, yes I do. ^_^
Aha! We'll have to trade somehow. Admittedly, I have actually not read the book nor seen the full animation of The Talking Parcel. But I caught the last five minutes of it, dubbed into French. Twice. This is the kind of luck I have with television, but anyway, I was intrigued to know what the heck was going on. :)
Definitely! For receiving, I could set up an ftp account easily enough; for sending to you, a self-hosted torrent's probably best, as I can keep that throttled to 26K/s, which allows me to continue with usual net.proceedings without slowing anything else down. Or there's that physical mail I hear about, but I'm absolutely lousy at remembering to go along to the special locations where one must deposit items for transmission.

BTW, have you seen what Kemonozume is like? It's rather a good storyline, told with a variety of somewhat unorthodox artwork styles.
BTW, did you happen to notice this tale of When Librarians Go Bad?
Hello, I just so happen to find your lj of The Talking Parcel. I thought to myself, "OMG, another person out there who knows that awsome animation!" I was beginning to think I was the only one who seen it. No one else knew what the heck I was talking about when I started randomly singing the "sailing to warewolf island.." jingle, or "moon-carrot pie". I havent seen it since I was a child and have been searching for it ever sence. Im not alone!