Monday, November 04, 2019

Bully and His Pals: Artoo-Detoo

While on our vacation in Westbrook, Conneticut (dig our comfortable homestay apartment overlooking the sea!), Artoo-Detoo and me are hanging out watching Rogue One, as you do!

This is the electronic Artoo that will follow along watching Star Wars movies and interact with the film. Unfortunately, this is a broadcast on TNT and includes commercials, so he keeps resyncing. So far Artoo has commented on ads for Pinot Noir and perfume, and danced to Beyoncé’s "Halo."

I think I need to try him out with a) DVD, not a broadcast with commercials; b) a movie with him in it more than Rogue One. When it worked he was great, but as it went on he seemed to be a few seconds ahead of the movie with his reactions.

You're a great pal, Artoo!

A Grand Day Out: Seeing the J. M. W. Turner exhibit

While on our vacation in Westbrook, Conneticut, I am "taking in" (that's the way fancy art buffs say it) the J.M.W. Turner exhibition from The Tate Museum in London at Mystic Seaport Museum! Wow, I did not know he was quite so huge, y'all — he has an enormous autograph!