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STATE AFFAIRS

22 April 2006

Well, there are a couple of things I have to say that I think are pretty obvious.

One is that the new site isn't up yet, while I said the previous rant would be the last rant to host the old site. Now I've got a couple of excellent excuses for this. The biggest is that I screwed up the new database because for some reason it doesn't support double-quotes, AKA -> ' <- this thing. Now the 'double quote' is the sole pillar of my writing, so it's difficult to let it go. But I'll have to because the database crashed as soon as I entered an old rant containing a double-quote. My personal programmer lackey is already on the job sorting it out.

Another fine excuse is that I had to go to the dentist last Thursday to finish the root-canal treatment I had in February. This basically meant doing the whole procedure again, which was long and somewhat awkward. On top of that, immediately after that the right wing of my jaw got emptied of those nasty wisdom teeth, which was a procedure both short and not at all awkward. But the whole ordeal did leave me a bit tattered and battered and I thought the new site could wait until the weekend.

The second thing I have to say is that I obviously knew Memento came before Batman Begins. In my little bit about Christopher Nolan in the previous rant I made it seem like Batman preceded Memento, which is of course false by default. Now I wrote it the way I did because I wanted to make that particular verbal joke I did. Or amusing point, actually. And at the time I couldn't think of another way to put it, and it was pretty late, so there you have it. I'm not going to excuse myself for it. As soon as I get on top I'll just rewrite history to reverse the order of the movies, and who'll be laughing then, eh?

This episode concludes the Fool's Dinner short. It was a long time coming and I hope it was nice. Maybe a bit short, but I needed something brief to break up the bigger arcs. Not that I have any sort of planning, or anything. Ha! This isn't Seditious Industrial Complex you know! We don't do that sort of thing here at Captain August Industries! We just WING IT.

Roderick.