Jerry is back home in Chicago, but he is jetlagged and, I quote, “a wreck”, so I am doing the Hili dialogue this morning out of compassion.
Today is the day in 1973 when Nixon informed the world “I am not a crook” at the height of the Watergate scandal, back in the day when reporters actually did their job rather than aspired to be the incestuous sycophants that so many of them are today.
In 1978 the Star Wars Holiday Special aired and was described thusly by Nathan Rabin : “I’m not convinced the special wasn’t ultimately written and directed by a sentient bag of cocaine.” Of course Rabin was only 2 when the special aired and so had many years to think about it when he finally wrote his review 35 years later.
Mark Hamill commented on the strange robes that appeared on the Wookies yesterday on Twitter.
You can actually watch the whole thing here, if you wish. Or you can just watch the Life Day song sung by Carrie Fisher. It’s … not good, but that’s not her fault.
In 1989 the Velvet Revolution began in Czechoslovakia. It started as a student protest against the one party communist regime; but the students were joined by the general public and within 10 days the government had resigned.
Anyway, back to the present:
In Dobrzyn Hili has a visitor or possibly a partner in crime; this is Gaia Weiss, the daughter of Andrzej’s niece, who’s an actress living in Paris.
Hili: We are both young and beautiful. What shall we get up to?
Gaia: We will surely think of something.
Hili: Obie jesteśmy piękne i młode, ciekawe, co my jeszcze wymyślimy?
Gaia: Z pewnością coś wymyślimy.