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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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Ah, The Mouse and His Child... A real tearjerker from when I was a kid. I have a used copy on VHS. Watching it now, there are a lot of downright bizarre elements to it.
Still likeable.
No small help from Peter Ustinov, of course.



Treacle brittle!
Oh, it's of a bittersweet nature? Eek.. I should prepare myself, in that case. I remain puzzled why it's so scarce now - no DVD at all, and only a long expired VHS run. Do you think it would sell now, or might it feel too dated? Not that I've got more than a few empty glass bottles to try exchanging for the rights.. but someone must be able to give it a new lease of life, surely, given what else manages to crawl onto DVD.

Ah, Mr Ustinov.. what a wonderful guy. Not just that highly distinctive, lovely voice, but a genuinely personable individual. Still, we do still have Stephen Fry. ^_^

No, no, treacle sticky.
Well, I was kind of an easy-weepy kid, to be fair. I haven't watched it in a while, though those who've seen it, even if the last time was like 1981, still remember something of it. Maybe because it can be so trippy and complex, with a smatter of 'WTF' moments. ^.^
Father and son mouse are part of the same toy, and have to rely on others to wind them- they long to be seperate, self-winding individuals. They're innocents in their travels, and often exploited- everything from chopping wood to stealing candy. Our man Peter U. plays- to the nines- a despicable rat whose drug of choice is 'treacle brittle'.
Worth watching, though YOMMV. ^.^