The MTA tells me that there’s a major motion picture coming soon to a theater near me:

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Well, it’s about time Slimer got his own spin-off. He’s been workingin the shadow of the Ghostbusters for too long.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: interesting you say that – Ghostbusters blu ray is here for the long weekend. Want to see it AGAIN.

It’s about a glib, fast-talking snail who becomes irradiated by bullshit and can suddenly move…

It’s about a snail. I know this because when I went to see Nigel: Man of Steel among the endless, deafening previews there was one for this. I’m planning to take the whole family.

@Benedick: The pugs probably love to eat snails in the garden.

@Benedick: I would gnaw off a limb to avoid that movie.

This is the last project that my 63-year old animator friend worked on before being cruelly laid off.

@Dodgerblue: I know that many talented people worked on it. And other films like it. Huge amounts of skill and dedication go into movies like this. I didn’t mean to be knocking their work bey rather my own so not part of its targeted audience.

@Dodgerblue: It’s a cut-throat business. Mr. Catt survives at this point by being a quadruple threat: traditional animation, CG effects, modeling, and technical animation. They cull the old and experienced, because it’s cheaper to hire the young and not-so-good and overwork them until they get it right. Mr. Catt shifts from team to team and keeps a low profile.

For now. Exit plan is to teach when the getting out looks good.

TJ/ Human head transplants may become a possibility in the near-ish future, given advancements in technology and what-not. I vote we graft Benedick onto a gorilla.

ADD: See-

@Tommmcatt Can’t Believe He Ate The Whole Thing: Recently saw Life of Pi and no I didn’t like it much but was appalled to learn about the conditions under which the SFX crews labor. And plus also the bankruptcy thing.

A gorilla? I’m touched.

@Benedick: It would be amusing. Like grafting Samuel Pepys onto a hippo. It’s the contrast of the thing. Plus you could wear a little hat.

I wish you liked Life of Pi. I really liked it a great deal. It indulges my fantasies of heaven, which I think is a good thing. Leave me that at least.

@Tommmcatt Can’t Believe He Ate The Whole Thing: Dude!

Side note: I didn’t know Mary Shelley created science fiction.

@JNOV: She had to do something while her husband was blowing Lord Byron.

@Benedick: He was broke, man.

“Hun-naay? whaddaya do for mon-naay? How do you get your kicks?”


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