Friday, April 18, 2008

The future will be funkdified

Sorry for the dearth of posts since Tuesday. I have been working like a dog getting our house ready for the pest/dry rot inspection and the big inspection which both happened yesterday. There are few dry rot areas I have to fix; other than that, the inspections went very well. This morning, my wife and I signed the offer on the house we want, so if everything goes right, we will be residing in a new domicile by mid-May!

In all the melee, I did take enough time to watch a rather amusing movie. In the wake of the death of Charleton Heston, I kept hearing reference to a sci-fi movie he starred in, called Soylent Green. The movie was also the final performance by tough-guy actor Edward G. Robinson.

So I watched Soylent Green, and it was quite unintentionally humorous. This humor was mostly due to the the year 2022 looking like 1972, when the movie was made. The scenes were awash with shaggy sideburns, poofy afros, and groovy digs. Most fashion of the 1970s seems to have been based on a dare, and I am amazed that people actually dressed that way and looked at it as normal.

When we are living in a time when so many movies from my childhood predicted what life would be like in the early 2000's, it is interesting to compare their vision with my reality. Just think of some of the movies that fit the bill, along with the year they portray:

2001: A Space Odyssey
2010: The Year We Make Contact
2013: The Postman
2015: Back to the Future, Part II
2017: Blade Runner
2022: Soylent Green

Did I miss any?

Good Day to You, Sir

1 comment:

Darren said...

I assume this means you've sold the house and found a new one?