Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day #21,620

Walk km 4004-4010: Mill/Louise/Market/Harvard/Grove/Kietzke/Plumb/Harvard/Market/Louise/Mill

a hand made memorial
aprox km 4010 Mill Street

Movie #1211 (#37 this year): The Simpsons Movie (2007, David Silverman)

Kinda reminds me of the TV show except that it's much longer. A few laughs but better in shorter doses.

Movie #1212 (#38 this year): Hi De Ho (1947, Josh Binney)

The 30 minute 60 minute movie. The plot is over after 30 minutes so they pad to 60 by presenting a concert film to fill in. The first half has all of the production values of a play put on at your local high school. Music is fine and I think I actually liked the instros the best - without Cab they really wail! In the second half we have Cab doing a great "St Louis Infirmary" plus a bunch of other singing and dancing acts that were all entertaining. Better than I was expecting.

Book #285 (#9 this year): October Crisis 1970 (2007, William Tetley)

Read this book to get some background information on the criticisms presented by Michel Brault's film "Les Ordres". It turns out that Mr Tetley agrees with those criticisms: many people were arrested who should not have been and they were not treated in a proper manner. This appears to be conclusive proof because Mr Tetley otherwise agrees entirely with the way the government handled the crisis.
The book itself is a disappointment as it is not in chronological order and so:
a) it is hard to keep track of what is happening
b) many items are repeated needlessly

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