Monday, December 24, 2012

Day #22,286

Walk km 12,527-12,530 (9756 to go): running errands

Book #442: The Word For World Is Forest (1972, Ursula K Le Guin)

I picked these 2 (the other was Red Planet) at the library to try a little SiFi. As it turns out, neither of these were SiFi novels. They were only disguised as SiFi. Red Planet was about American history and this one is about Vietnam. I'm thinking that you could get away with saying a lot more if you hid your ideas under the screen of SiFi.
This one is definitely pro-Vietnamese and anti-American. The humans invade a forested planet and enslave the natives while destroying the forest. The natives must resort to guerrilla style tactics to save their planet.

Movie rewatch: Susan Slept Here (1954, Frank Tashlin)

I thought that this was a regular Christmas tradition but my movie database says that it's been 5 years since I saw it last. One of the very best Christmas sex comedies.
50 year old Dick Powell (playing a guy who's 35!) hooks up with 22 year old Debbie Reynolds (who plays the part of a 17 year old JD!). Frank Tashlin pretty much invented this type of movie. 

TV Episode #38: Thriller: Pigeons From Hell (1961, John Newland)
Creepy old house tale. Brandon De Wilde is quite annoying.

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