From the pictures it looks like he was performing at the Teatro Cervantes. I liked seeing the references to the Catedral and Alcazaba.
Vol. 1: The Disappeared, 2002
Vol. 2: Extremes, 2003
Vol. 3: Consequences, 2004
Vol. 4: Buried Deep, 2005
Vol. 5: Paloma, 2006
Vol. 6: Recovery Man, 2007
Vol. 7: Duplicate Effort, 2009
It seems that AT&T is now limiting my monthly usage to 150GB. There’s no word in the email about what happens when I go over or if I can buy a better plan. The chart shows no usage in July or August even though the month is half over. When I look at the current month it shows zero usage and 27 days left in the cycle. The apparently only update that page if you are in jeopardy o going over the limit. This is pretty useless for monitoring my usage and making any sort of adjustments.
We want to take this opportunity to remind you that your AT&T High Speed Internet plan includes 150 gigabytes (GB) of data per month. We made this change to help balance demand across our network, as a small group of customers consume as much as 19 households worth of usage. That level of activity can create congestion and affect the service levels for all customers.
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Should I worry? Nah. I’m going to go back and finish watching Torchwood on Netflix.
This weekend my son helped me install our new bronze mailbox. It is an upgrade from our previous temporary mailbox. The only reason this was such a project is that with the heat the ground is like concrete. The posthole digger was getting bent when striking the ground. The solution was to hydrate the ground. We would spray water on the ground and watch it get sucked up. Then we could scoop away about 3 inches of muck. Eventually we got the hole to the required depth and the rest of the project was able to continue.
This new Apes film reminds me of the way I looked at the reimagined Battlestar Galactica TV series. In that case it was the the 70s TV show was just that a TV show while the Ron Moore version was like someone was filming the actual events. For the Apes series we already know how it all started. Rodney McDowell tells us the story in the first movie and we see it actually happen by the fourth movie. In the original legend there’s some sort plague that kills off all the dogs and cats in the world. Apes start as a replacement pet but soon turn into slaves. Finally Caesar has had enough and says “no”. We actually see this happen in the fourth movie. The original series of movies is a nice tight time loop where events in the future cause events in the past.
In many ways this new movie replaces the third and fourth movies in the series with James Franco in the role originally played by Ricardo Montalbán, Instead of time-traveling Apes going into the circus we have James Franco as geneticist. Aside from a few plot changes the story tracks very well with the original series.
The movie was full of references to the original series. There’s a TV clip of Charlton Heston as Moses playing on a TV for stimulation. Someone tell someone else to get their “stinking paws off”. There are references to Bright-Eyes, a nick name for Charlton Heston in the first movie. We see another ape named Zira and of course Caesar, the start of this movie. I especially liked the references to the launching of the Icarus, the first manned mission to Mars. Although never named in the first film the spaceship is known by fans as the Icarus. Later we learned that the space mission was lost. Can you say sequel? I think I would actually like to see how the crew of the Icarus react to a world run by Caesar’s dependents. Stick around after the credits for even more clues to a sequel.
The movie also stands alone. It has a good plot, good action. The characters have real emotion. Andy Serkis embodies Caesar with real expression. There are a few Hollywood clichés that really bugged me. For one we learned that an ape can run through a plate-glass window at full speed and not get hurt (or even slowed down) by the experience. We learned that the fog on the Golden Gate Bridge can roll in and out in the middle of the day with almost no notice. Actually there were a lot of problems with the bridge scene. Some of the ape animation is a bit rough.
Overall, I really liked this movie. I hope it does well enough at the box office to give us a sequel. Our little local theater was quite full but not sold out. We shall see.