Thursday, December 22, 2005


My sister wanted to know where on Worth1000 there was a link to my post about The Calamari Wrestler. You can just follow the Worth1000 link if you'd like to see it.

I would like to point out to cmpollard that I have been on vacation next to the Sea of Cortez, at Cabo San Lucas, and the hotel warned us about the squids. Note that they only seem to be a problem because of the nonstop squid "jigging" that goes on. Squid jigging, for those who aren't familiar with it, involves throwing an anchor in the water that has sharp spikes all over it, and a piece of fish. The squid grabs the fish, gets stuck, fights, and gets more stuck, so the fishermen (they're all men, at least in the documentary I saw, so that's valid) can drag the squid up to the surface and dispatch it and serve it up to hungry Mexicans. Jigging enrages the other squid and most problematic encounters involve encountering the squid while jigging is going on. In the jigging documentary I saw, one of the guys actually had a suit of armor to wear over his scuba gear so he could investigate the squid in the middle of the jigging. Not that it mattered (for me, about the jigging) -the drop off in the Sea of Cortez is about a mile, and swimming in water more than 12 feet deep freaks me out (I do it, it just freaks me out), so there was no way I was going swimming, at night, in 5,280+ feet of ocean.

As for "Hello Kaiju", it doesn't even show up on Netflix and they have a lot of movies. If I can't find it on there, I'm pretty sure I don't want to see it, because I did see "Jesus Christ, Vampire Killer" via Netflix (and The Calamari Wrestler, for that matter), and if that's the bottom of their stock, and "Hello Kaiju" doesn't qualify, it's got to be one really bad movie.

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