Friday, July 29, 2011
Four Hundred, Fifty Times Over
Sometime today, my blog viewing counter should top 20,000. I thank each and every one of my loyal readers, without whom this milestone would never have been reached. I hope we have shared some laughs, learned some stuff, and generally had fun together during the eight months I've been blogging.
How may I best show my gratitude? Well, there are head-butts, or ankle rubs, or tender love bites that I could bestow, but those are not easily given through cyberspace. How about sharing a great gift idea for your favorite kitty? Not as fabulous as canned tuna-in-oil, but, hey, they're mighty cute on that exercise wheel.
Your cat(s) would love this. Hey, rodents exercise this way. So do people in space--I saw it in two movies! Wasn't one of the astronauts walking weightless on an exercise wheel in the space ship (or space station) in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)? (Cut me some slack here--I haven't seen the film since four of my nine lives ago.) Well, I know Mike Nelson was walking on an exercise wheel on the Satellite of Love in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996). MST3K: The Movie is available in our Evergreen Indiana (E.I.) catalog. The VHS copy may circulate to other E.I. libraries (besides the one that has the videocassette); the DVD copy probably may only be checked out to patrons of the E.I. library that has it. Rent it, or buy it, if you have to, from your favorite video supplier. You won't be disappointed.
Thanks again, dear readers! Hope the next 20,000 viewings will be as fun, maybe funner. (Funner is definitely more fun than more fun, albeit less grammatical.)
Watching the Wheel Turn 'Round and 'Round,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
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P.S. That segue brings us to "Watching the Wheels," by John Lennon, from the Double Fantasy album (1980).
P.P.S. Here is my Library's book trailer featuring 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne. It is also available in the Evergreen Indiana catalog.