Envy me.

I got to see Bubba Ho-Tep on the big screen, which almost-but-not-quite makes up for failing to nail LOTR trilogy tickets. Bruce Campbell did a knockout job as the aging King; if the face wasn't quite right, at least the voice was all there.


Culture notes.

Overheard at the LACMA exhibit on French masters from the Pushkin museum:
Man: "Have you noticed how many of these paintings are French? It's like they're all Francophiles here or something."

Woman: "That's because it's...a collection of French masters. From Russia."

Man, insistently: "No...it's the whole collection. They're all Francophiles here."
Off to the races. It's like they're all hippophiles there.