Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lunch, Crime, and Progress

I'm quite excited about lunch today and it's not because of the two hastily assembled PB&J sammiches (leftovers have been scarce as of late). No, it's because today I will most likely finish reading The Rare Coin Score by Richard Stark, a.k.a. Donald Westlake. Westlake's books are so enjoyable they almost read themselves. The man is one tight writer. The books under his Stark name are darker and more hard-boiled crime but no less enjoyable. Plus I've been known to ingest these pulp masterpieces.

On a secondary note, I've been reflecting a bit on a very early post about an odd video from an odd group. I had read a bit about their concept for the video and, although I don't pretend to understand Joyce's prose, re-watching their video was more enjoyable. The premise is that mankind is changes quickly compared to the natural world. There's also something about the downfall of mankind and slugs.

All in all it reminded me of a nifty animated short about the "progress" of mankind as viewed by some rocks. It's a bit eco and a bit evo but still enjoyable.

1 comment:

Lutheran Lucciola said...

Oh, they are such cute rocks! Cute little kraut rocks.

Sweet film.