p.s. Hey. ** Kvaton, Hi. Thanks. We ended up having to delay the space museum and stuff because Zac came down with a cold. But this week. Maybe Wednesday. When my dad was young he founded a company that made rocket parts for NASA back when they used to farm out work to private companies. His factory was coolness to my budding eyes. Did see that about China and the moon’s other side. Maybe what they find there will finally make people realise that Pink Floyd album is the most overrated piece of shit in music history, (he said controversially). It should be the rage. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. Ah, yes, indeed about that chapter in your book! Jacobs and Lewis is a very wacky combination to imagine. Wow. Weird ‘cos I just got in a mood and restored the blog’s Jerry Lewis Day, which seemed like a peculiar choice, but maybe not. I haven’t heard the name Debra Winger in such a long time. Thanks, D! ** Sypha, Good. We’re squared away. You still under the weather on this cheerful Monday morning? I hope not. ** Misanthrope, Well, one would be really asking for it with that title, which of course would be an interesting ask. I’m not sure if I can even count movie adaptations of really good novels that begin to rise to the occasion on one hand’s worth of fingers. Adapting shitty novels or good genre novels seems like a much better idea. We did purposefully make PGL a film that should be watched more than once to fully get. Not a very trendy thing to do. I hope your teams won their things. Me, I like that name. Include me among the thumbs uppers. ** Steve Erickson, The obvious problem with adapting ‘Dhalgren’ is that the money required to do its world justice would necessitate dumbing it way down. ‘Dune’ was more possible because it isn’t that smart for conceptually complicated to begin with. I like some of the films adapted from Dick novels, but the only that actually manages to translate Dick’s work in a diligent way for me is Linklater’s ‘A Scanner Darkly’. Great, and how strange, that ‘La Religiuese’ is getting a US re-release! ** JM, Hi. Ah, okay, I thought maybe you meant you were moving abroad, I don’t know why. A month, wow, that is quick. Remember about doing the ‘welcome to’ post if you still want to. Didn’t get to the museum, as I said up above, ‘cos Zac got sick, and I ended up just watching bits of movies on my laptop because … oh, because the theater where I wanted to see a film was in the middle of one of Saturday’s Yellow Vest riots. Big up on your day ahead. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi. You can’t rent Jacobs on DVD? That’s sad. So nice to hear your excitement about the zine and know you’re using your brain’s gears to suss its beginnings. ** Kyler, Hi, man. Oh, sure, like I said, there was nada on my end. I didn’t know that Williams got paranoid, but it does not surprise me. If I even get a big whiff of pot off a nearby smoker, I get paranoid. I liked it okay as a teen, but then I had two gigantic LSD freak outs, and, after that, pot just restarted them. Mm, I don’t think I get paranoid, no. Do I? No, I honestly don’t think I ever do. I’m a worrier, but it’s not paranoia based, as far as I can tell. Of course I get insecure about what people think of me, not hugely often, but sure. That’s, like, ‘only human’, as they say, I think? ** Corey Heiferman, Hi, Corey. Congrats on your new TV. Glad you dug into Jacobs. I haven’t seen ‘Wrong Moves’. I did see ‘Pacific Heights’ but so long ago that I have no memory of it other than it being set in SF and kind of eerie. Cyprus, nice. Never been there myself. Sounds tasty. I still manage to pry through the wealth of people using Facebook as a place to promote their opinions on trending newsy hot spots and to foist their every emotional state on everyone and find valuable things and people and ideas, but it does require ever more steely nerves. Enjoy seeing your old pal. Like I said a couple of times up north, Zac got sick so the space museum trip was delayed, ideally only until this Wednesday if he’s up and about by then. Enjoy all 24 of your upcoming hours. ** Right. Today … is … oh, yes, microscopic things for your possible delectation. See you tomorrow.