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Monday morning random notes

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Fellow Twin Peaks nuts: Don’t buy the new “gold box” DVD of the series. Its 10 discs do a good job of collating what’s available into one package (it’s convenient to have both the U.S. and international versions of the pilot, for example), but there are only a mere NINE MINUTES of deleted scenes, none of them particularly illuminating. This is only worth buying if you’re such a completist that you want to have to have the flyer for David Lynch-branded coffee.

Headline of the week (thanks, Eric)

I’m reading Don DeLillo’s Falling Man. It’s engaging, except for the fragmented, repetitive, unrealistic, topic-sentence dialogue. For some reason, all these characters talk like they’re characters in a Don DeLillo novel. What’s up with that?

I’m biased, of course, but if you want a blog that’s more than just random musings you should be reading Jane Kokernak’s Leaf-Stitch-Word. In it, you’ll learn, among other things, that Henry David Thoreau was a blogger, sort-of.

Back to work…

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November 5, 2007 at 12:29 pm

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  1. Thanks … really.

    I just received my gold box edition as I think me children need a better television education than America’s Top Model and the occasional episode of The Prisoner.

    One thing I didn’t expect was that my girls would become engaged about the whole premise of a girl being killed. That seemed to buy them into the story.


    November 5, 2007 at 1:42 pm

  2. That’s one of the things that made the show so unusual: the combination of the funny/cute and the awful tale underneath it. Maybe that’s why I enjoyed the series more than the Fire Walk With Me movie. At its best, the series balanced the comic and the tragic. The movie was all tragedy.


    November 5, 2007 at 3:03 pm

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