Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
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Air, Terminator, Museum, and Sailing

The Wednesday Decompression Movie was "Next Day Air", which is pretty much a Guy Ritchie ("Snatch") comedy done in the US with less than half of the wit. I shouldn't have trouble staying awake in comedies...

On Friday we saw, "Terminator Salvation" and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian".

"Terminator" is easily the second best film of the series, though it still doesn't hold a candle to the original. At one point, about two thirds through, I whispered to Dementia, "This is a cyberpunk remake of 'The Lord of the Rings'", and she burst out laughing. It isn't really true, but there is ENOUGH truth in the statement... Moon Bloodgood and Sam Worthington steal every scene they are in.

"Museum" is the same silly fluff as the first film, plus Amy Adams. OK, make that PLUS AMY ADAMS. It makes a BIG difference. Ben Stiller's least irritating character continues to be his least irritating character.

On Thursday, I went sailing, since it was the only chance I was going to get before June, and the weather was beautiful. I did two laps of Lake Andrea, just a whisker short of six miles by GPS, and topped out at 7.2 MPH. 7.2 MPH is FAST in that boat; I suspect that going much faster will require taking risks I don't really want to take (but better foils might help a lot; the centerboard CHATTERS about 6.5...).

Something I knew, but have never expressed, and may base an essay around: When sailing short courses, you steer to follow the wind, and trim the sails to follow the course. It seems counter-intuitive, but it's true. I think there is a life lesson hiding there...

Uncle Hyena
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