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Last night's dream involved me building a rocket-powered car out of Legos. I wore my helmet and gloves during testing, of course.

The night before that was a little strange. The dream started with Kate and I flying in a tiny two-person plane from here to LA, more or less following the freeways. Flying south, to the left of us, was a large number of older, small green prop-planes. They had two watermelons under each wing, only they were black, and exploded when they hit the ground. They started bombing the entire southern California area. We ended up turning around, landing, and checking up on all our friends and family. Everything ended up being okay. The really freaky thing is that that morning was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Of course, I did not (consciously) know it at the time. I know that sometimes when something is on the radio, it creeps into my dreams during the time between when the radio clicks on and the alarm beeps. This, though, was not the case (the clock radio was not set up, and we ended up falling asleep in the front room far away from the radio), but I did happen to hear it on the radio after waking up.

I finished Rungu this morning, the movie that The Ring was based on. It was basically a low-budget version of The Ring. The effects were not as good (in fact, mostly missing) and the storyline was not as good. While The Ring had a very suspenseful element to it, as you unravel the back story, that aspect was virtually absent from Ringu. Also, the tape itself was much more short and the imagery was not as mysterious. All-in-all, not as good as the remake, in my opinion.

Also, the indicators that this is a blatant pirate copy are even stronger. The quality looked like someone took the original video tape and dumped it to DVD using iMovie, certainly not taken from a digital master. The subtitles were part of the video image, not a data track that could be turned on and off and switched to another language. The DVD case had one of those video-store-style slip covers into which was placed a color laser printed cover sheet.

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