Imitation of Life (1959) . . .

I've been tagged by K's book meme thread: The Book Meme.

It is hard to establish what the closest book is to me currently, because I'm not certain what defines a "book".

The Book Meme:
1. Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

I have to exclude House Bill No. 1 of the 2008 Regular Session as it does not contain five sentences on page 123. I have to exclude the phone book because page 123 consists of resident phone listings. Then, I have to use the oh-so-scientific method of reaching out my arms in opposite directions to determine which of two books is closest to me.

So, here we go:

1. Ground Transportation for the 21st Century, Dr. Frank Kreith and Dena Sue Potestio, 1999, The National Conference of State Legislators

2-4. "State governments can actively participate in the state's promotion of telecommuting for part of the work force, as well as implement telecommuting in state governments. An awareness of the advantages of telecommuting and its potential to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and fossil fuel consumption is an important step in the deliberations of state governments as they deal with transportation issues in the next century. [New paragraph] For telecommuting to work effectively as a traffic reduction measure, planning and policy efforts must be coordinated between various departments.

5. I hereby tag Jacob, Doris, EBeth, Steph T. and Big Dave.


Wall*E (2008) . . .

The theatrical trailer for Pixar's upcoming Wall E has been released. At the following link, you can behold more details about the storyline than those discernable through the previous teasers. I do read, however, that this trailer still keeps quite a bit of the film's detail in reserve. I hope this is a move back to some of Pixar's earlier magic and not the dreck like Ratatouille.
By the by, it has been years since I've seen the films, but doesn't Wall E have an uncanny resemblance to Johnny 5 in the Short Circuit films? Just there, around the eyes, can you see it?


Young Einstein (1988) . . .

Let me just say, that when you worked until 9:30pm the night before, came into work at your normal 7:30am time, have four information requests sitting on your desk unaddressed, feel stressed out, and are exhausted, the last thing you want for the next eight hours is for the theme song of the TV show your two year old asked for this morning to be playing through your head over and over and over and over.

"We're going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship,
Zooming through the sky... Little Einsteins.
Climb aboard, get ready to explore,
There's so much to find, Little Einsteins.
We're going on a mission, start the countdown
5, 4, 3,2,1
Everyone to rocket, rev it up now
We're going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship,
Zooming through the sky, Little Einsteins.
Climb aboard, get ready to explore.
There's so much to find, Little Einsteins.
Come On - Let's Go - Little Einsteins.
We need you, Little Einsteins."

Remember Sammy Jankis!


Lonely are the Brave (1962) . . .

Man, it sucks to be hated by your coworkers. The legislative committee we work for is being split into six sub-committees. My sub-chairman asked for some specific information and I provided it to him in the most detailed format I could find (published by my old office). We then began discussing an 82 page document line by line. Well, the other chairmen heard what he is doing and now they all want to do it. So, now my whole office has to do a lot of work they never did before and thus they all hate me.

Sometimes being an overachiever sucks.

Remember Sammy Jankis!