Gross aliens and other entertainments
The interview I did with Kacey Kowars is available on his site, for those of you just dying to hear the dulcet tones of Laurie R. King. And if anyone out there saw the television spot Saturday morning or hears the radio bit today, let me know what you think.
I’e2’80’99ve had an entire forty-eight hours at home, leaving only to go to lunch and a movie with my daughter. Unfortunately, we decided to do the Fourth of July thing and see The War of the Worlds, which was so abysmal we then came home and fed Independence Day into the tape player to take the taste of it out of our minds. Why does Hollywood persist in the idea that they don’e2’80’99t actually need a writer for a script? The problem, of course, is trying to convert the original movie into an action-adventure vehicle for that Scientologist gentleman (and, will anyone look at that standard staring expression of Cruise’e2’80’99s quite the same way after the Lauer interview?) WotW was a scary story, but basically there’e2’80’99s nothing for a hero to do except stay alive, and keep his kids alive, until the viruses do their thing. Anticlimax doesn’e2’80’99t begin to describe it, in this case, and I’e2’80’99m not even going to apologize for giving away the end because honestly, it’e2’80’99s not worth the investment to get in the door of the theater.
However, the Fourth is over, and I’e2’80’99m on the road again. Today to Santa Rosa, and I’e2’80’99ll overnight in SF because I have a noontime event there. My Abyssinian cat may never speak to me again when this tour is over.