Well I got it. It’s the right colour, and the right style (midlength scruffy).
All the women of my family tell me I don’t need it, I look younger, they say. All I saw was this baldy. At least they haven’t said I look sexier. I don’t think I could stand that.
It’s things like walking down the corridor and feeling the vortices of air peel off my ears and whip across the naked skin. In the past my hair might have moved a bit as I walked, but that’s all, now I have this chinese water torture. And don’t even think about what happens in the garden. “Raindrops keep falling on my head” – well OK I suppose they always did, but at least the impact was cushioned.
But now I have my protection, my Linus-blanket and I am happy.
Meanwhile a certain person in Small Rice (who I won’t name, and there really is such a place) wants pictures of me both naked and covered up (my head I mean). My family seem to approve, so the photos will appear, but I have a deepseated fear that some of my family are plotting something evil. Alas who can a man trust in these days?
Meanwhile, and entirely off topic I feel like another rant.
We recorded Promethious (the Alien prequel) recently, and watched it last night. Let’s just say we watched most of it with the fast forward on.
I think I’m getting old. Clever CGI means less and less to me, blood and gore just looks like too much tomato sauce. And lack of plot just looks like a bad film
- They got the toxicity of Carbon Dioxide wrong.
- You measure the distance to extra-terrestrial planets in lightyears, not millions of miles.
- They spent 2 years travelling to this planet, but couldn’t spend 2 days checking for dangerous meteological conditions.
- They use drones to map the Alien Artifact, but do their exploring in person, why?
- The crew had not even met before before they were awoken from stasis. They did not even know who their captain was. (What sort of mission plan is that).
- The crew appeared to be specially selected for hangups, bad discipline and stupidity.
- They have no idea of bio-security.
- They are ludicrously macho. One woman performs a Caesarian on herself, removes an alien embryo, sews herself up again, then walks away. I never realised childbirth was so easy!
- They carry no weapons when entering an unknown situation, or even known dangerous ones.
- And at the end, the Ripley-type survivor finds herself in possession of an advanced alien spaceship and the location of its builders. Does she do the obvious thing and go back to Earth so these can be copied and studied? No, she takes the only example we have of advanced technology and pushes off by herself to pursue her own private vengence. Stupid.
They are making a sequel, I don’t think I’ll bother.