Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Bit of a Digression Today …

I’ve become a Netflix junkie. We watch a movie of our choice after dinner almost every night. Start it whenever we finish the dinner dishes. Put it on “PAUSE” if we want to get a bit of desert. No commercials. Perfect!

Last night, we watched The Sting, with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. An absolutely terrific film. We’d seen it before, of course, but it’s one of those special films that’s well worth seeing multiple times.

While rinsing off our desert dishes, I remembered the very first time I had first seen The Sting. It was shortly after the film came out and it was offered as in-flight entertainment on a Western Airlines flight from Honolulu to the West Coast.

Let’s see … when was that? Well (checking the blurb on the Netflix DVD sleeve) The Sting was released in … in … in 1973. And that was thirty-seven years ago!

AAARRRGH!

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