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Sleep.

“The important thing is to get your eight in no matter what. If you don’t, you turn into one of the walking dead. And then you get killed.”

From Connie Willis’s Hugo and Nebula awards-winning shortstory/novellete Firewatch.

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Sun, 2007-10-14 at 09:11:18

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To be nobody but yourself, in a world which is doing its best to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.

— e.e. cummings

BTW the typography was a marketing thing, not his own idea.

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Sun, 2007-10-14 at 09:08:23

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Film I saw

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Yesterday I saw A Mighty Heart. It is about Daniel Pearl, the American journalist who was kidnapped in Pakistan. Angelina Jolie plays his wife. It’s hard to make a good film where everyone already knows the ending, but it’s a pretty good attempt. Everything looks authentic. (Although the outdoor shots were shot in Karachi, the indoor shots — including everything involving Jolie — were in Pune.)If you pay attention, you can find the scene where the police carry out a raid and confiscate the “computer” — a monitor.Jolie did a good job, I thought. Moving film.

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Sun, 2007-10-14 at 03:26:27

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