I think I've got it figured out. Dune is an allegory of Scottish football. Scotland is Arrakis, do you see? Television revenue is the Spice. Rangers fans are the Fremen. The SFA is the Bene Gesserit. Craig Whyte is Sting. Doesn't that clarify things?
Morton meet amateur side Gourock Thistle this evening in the semi-final of the Renfrewshire Cup. Last week St Mirren defeated Carlton YMCA 10 - 0 to earn a berth in the final in July. [Morton 3 - 1 Gourock Thistle. Not quite 10 - 0.]
The SPL is in action today. Dunfermline must beat Inverness CT and hope that Aberdeen beat Hibs, if the Pars are serious about avoiding relegation. [Pars draw, but Hibs win.]
The closer Battlestar Galactica gets to its last episode the more you believe it has something useful to say about life and death. The higher the body count gets in Lost the more you realize its writers haven't got a clue. There is just no way the writers of BSG would have killed off Mr Eko. On Lost they are literally killing off characters at random. And, sure, life is random. But stories have shape, or should I say composition, and BSG has elegant composition. I'm sure Lost will continue with the plot twists right to the end, but it'll be a much greater pleasure to watch BSG's inevitable conclusion. Douglas
Here's a photo of Clarke (third from left) during the filming of 2001: A Space Odyssey, looking like IBM vice-president in charge of R & D, a job for which I'm sure he would have been eminently (narrow lapel) suited. Source www.danrichter.com.