Mar. 12th, 2017

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I am saving daylight. I will keep it in a jar in my closet, along with my spare change.

I was watching Doctor Strange for the third time this week yesterday, and remembered that I had once upon a time taped a television Dr. Strange movie. I was pretty sure that I had kept that tape when I cleaned out my collection a couple of years back (did you know that tapes have to be thrown out rather than recycled?), and lo, I found it today.

Wow. It was...well, MyAuntie described the current movie as "trippy." This movie was filmed in 1978. It was not only trippy, but I think it recycled some special effects from Logan's Run (the television show, not the film) which was definitely trippy and which recycled effects from various other sci fi shows and movies including Star Trek. Also...the non-trippy SFX were Really Bad. It was another version of Strange's origin story because it was meant as a pilot. Unsurprisingly, it didn't sell -- probably because Stan Lee didn't make a cameo appearance. Peter Hooten played Stephen Strange, and I spent the entire thing thinking he was Lee Horsley. In any case, I think it's going to be another several years before I watch it again.

The commercials were interesting. For one thing, there were never more than two in a row, and they were all of the infomercial type, so this must've been on later at night or on a weekend. They were also from considerably later than the movie -- I caught at least one "copyright 1990." Well, and one had an early PC as a background prop. I fast-forwarded through them for the most part, though I did watch a couple. I remembered most of them, which may or may not be sad.

I suspect I'll have to watch the current movie as a palate cleanser....

There is cheeseburger soup in the crockpot, but I don't know that I'm going to wait until it's done to have dinner as it's got another hour to go. I was thinking about making scrambled eggs or something of that nature. On the other hand, I've already washed the dishes from making the soup, so maybe I will wait. I was shaking my head at the recipe, because it assured me that the prep time was only fifteen minutes. I don't know in what universe, because it takes ten minutes to pre-cook the vegetables, and that doesn't count chopping them first. Plus there's another ten minutes (or so) to brown the hamburger, so.... It usually takes me about forty-five minutes of prep time for every crockpot of soup I make. It's one of the big reasons I hate cooking, and clean-up is the other.

At least I'll have ten days' worth of dinners....


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