I didn’t do a whole lot today. I went to see Source Code and thought it was okay, if ultimately a little unremarkable and forgettable. (I think I pretty much agree with everything Keith Phipps says here*.)
I watched a couple episodes of The Muppet Show on DVD and the first episode of MacGyver on Netflix. Yeah, I know. I also did the Sunday crossword and read a very little bit of Kaleidotrope slush, so it wasn’t all a bust.
I am running into some printing issues with the April issue of Kaleidotrope — of the “dear god toner is expensive and lasts a ridiculously short amount of time” variety. I’m hoping it won’t preclude my having finished copies in hand by next Saturday morning to mail them out, but that does remain a possibility. I think at this point all I can really guarantee is that they will be mailed out in April, though it’s not impossible that that will mean April 31.
* Roger Ebert, on the other hand, was a lot more forgiving; I bring up his review, really, just because of his aside that “After all, space travel beyond the solar system is preposterous…” which I find…well, a little oddly pessimistic. Certainly now space travel is a difficult and costly affair, but need it always be? However difficult, or even unlikely, is it preposterous to think that, in the future we just might have space travel beyond our sun?
That said, the science in Source Code really is fairly preposterous.