Before another person sends this to me: It’s a fake! Like the ‘WTC Guy’ photo a couple years ago. F-A-K-E! As in ‘not real,’ ‘completely bogus,’ or ‘you are a sucker who believes anything that shows up in your mailbox.’ Take a look at the real photo from NOAA showing the eastern seaboard. The blackout was nothing like the fake picture. New York is still visible, just dimmer.
Worldy Lizard sounds like it’s my cup of tea – ahem, coffee.
Like I said, I took these photos about a week or ten days ago. Since then the plumeria has peaked and started to brown, the aloe is still going strong, and that cactus thing bloomed during the night and the flower was wilted the next day. I think the plant is a pitaya, a cactus that produces a fruit. I’ve never seen it bloom before in six years, so I am uncertain. But the flower sure looked like the flowers on the pitayas on this page. I’ve never seen another on Guam, so I guess I won’t be seeing those spectacular fruit anytime soon. I had some in Vietnam, it was delicious.
Watched Apocalypse Now Redux this evening. It’s been a very long time since I watched that movie. I could still recite entire scenes. This version adds in almost an hour of footage cut from the original theatrical release. The added material includes expanded scenes on the patrol boat, a second meeting with the playmates, and an extended sequence with a clan of French colonists.
I thought the original movie was incredible, and this new version adds to that masterpiece. Some of the new material seems disjointed from the rest of the film, but the end affect is positive. I will probably watch it again tomorrow.