June 3rd, 2009

rex the wonder dog

ah, property damage

So, I heard a loud whacking noise earlier. It sounded as if somebody were hammering on my cabin. I didn't think the landlady had any reason to be doing that, so I peeped out the window. I didn't see anybody at first, but then I angled my head around and saw, to my surprise, a huge pileated woodpecker systematically demolishing one of the lower front porch rails. It was pretty much hanging upside down while doing it.

For the record, woodpeckers will fly away if you yell "scat!" loud enough.
cass groovy

horror fans: the best movie fans? an argument

Really nice CHUD article on horror movie fans making the best movie fans. It's a pretty decent rationale: they're cosmopolitan (martial arts fans are the only genre types who watch more foreign films), they watch lots of old stuff, they are willing to mine through tons of crap for the gold, and they're a pretty diverse bunch. Being a horror fan early on promotes habits that are likely to create wide-ranging cinephiles.