atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#4512: The road is open again

After six months, the main east-west road is open, and the new alignment is fully functional.

I took a gander at it last night on my way home from work, and it felt a little strange, of course. The neat thing is, the old alignment is still a through street. They didn't change the speed limit, either.

Today I have to go to the store for a 15-bean soup mix. I have a ham that's destined for the crock pot today.

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Last night Mrs. Fungus and I watched The Empire Strikes Back and then--on impulse--Return of the Jedi.

I have just about given up on the "enhanced" versions of the movies. The only movie that was improved by Lucas' post-release "enhancement" was Return of the Jedi, which sorely needed to lose the whole "Ewok Celebration" thing.

I have--on VHS--both pre-enhancement "remastered" versions of the films, and the first round of "enhanced" films. I do not have them on DVD or BD.

WTF--call them versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3, respectively. Because George Lucas couldn't keep from fucking with them, you need some way of tracking changes, and using version numbers like software seems the best way to go.

It would be nice if one could obtain v1.0 movies on BD without engaging in piracy, but somehow I have my doubts about that being possible. So if you get the BD version, you're treated to the alterations.

Gaah.

* * *

Well, if I want to have ham and bean soup tonight, I'd better get moving.
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