The Best Christmas Movie

… for adults.

I can’t say exactly how I stumbled upon Vendetta. I think I was looking at stuff about stop-motion animation and came across Powell’s site which had a mention of the movie. I watched. I was hooked. There’s so much about this movie that is just RIGHT.

Machine guns, blood, guts, two tough cops, and Santa Claus.

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I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

I stumbled across this site quite accidentally. It’s about an experiment with cute little robots that are fairly helpless and seeing what happened when they relied on the kindness of strangers to get where they were supposed to go.

The creator of the experiment made the robots as cheaply as possible — expecting them to meet their doom in the cruel, cruel world — but was pleased to find that even in New York city there were strangers who were willing to help a little defenseless robot.

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What did he say?

I don’t know how people ever survived without the internet to answer those simple yet nagging questions…

Sure there are big questions that we manage to survive despite not having answers, but it’s these little questions that build up and bounce around and create little tiny stress puddles that never go away. For instance, what do people mean by “dining out?”

Let that fizzle around a brain for 30 years or so. It must be something dirty… but how dirty?

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