Daily Archives: 05/27/2004

The More Things Change

The more they stay the same. Didn’t I blather on just the other day about how nothing ever changes on Guam? The stories are always the same, public utilities are a mess, government corruption and of course nepotism. Well it seems Governor Camacho thought it would be a great idea to appoint a 24 year undergraduate as deputy director at DYA, a nice $50,000 a year gig for someone with no experience and no degree. Did I mention she’s the governor’s cousin?

Will This Guy Ever Learn?

Looks like George Lucas is re-releasing his first major studio film 1971’s THX-1138 in theaters along with a new DVD edition. This new version includes computer graphics of gigantic robot factories, and enhanced robot guards.

I just don’t know what’s wrong with this guy. Why does he have to tinker with all his old movies, adding in useless computer graphics? I remember what he did with Star Wars. The guy is agog with technology at the expense of story-telling, any idiot forced to watch the new Star Wars movies can see that.

I fully expect he will rework American Graffiti to include CG roadsters and a space battle or two. Or maybe he’ll patch in Fonzie jumping the shark.