Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Beware cigar boxes!

Upon our recent return from Cuba (Snoopy Goes To Cuba Tour - 2010) one of us, who shall remain unnamed, attempted to bring three empty cigar boxes into the US in order to store pen and pencils. This grave threat was intercepted by US Customs officials and all three offending boxes were confiscated. I sleep better at night knowing those boxes aren't in the country, don't you? Meanwhile, recent revelations of FBI interrogations of visitors to Cuba got me wondering...then I saw the following article and it all become clear to me.

Monday, March 29, 2010

O'Bannon memorial

Last week there was a memorial as well as a special screening of two of Dan O'Bannon's films at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. It was time to say goodbye to Dan, who died in December at the age of 63, and hello to some friends both old and new. Among them: Dan's son Adam and two classmates from USC Cinema (who I just came to learn served as my body doubles in Dark Star long ago), Bennett Tramer and Nick Castle.