Well, we're off tomorrow to Long Island for a family get-together at the home of my father's cousin. Doesn't happen that often, as driving the Belt Parkway and the LIE is always nightmarish. Especially in the summer, when the entire world, it seems, thinks going to Jones Beach is a good idea. Watch. It'll be gorgeous tomorrow and we'll be in traffic for four hours. *sighs*
We also went to see the new film, The Island the evening. The film was decent, though much better in the first half than the final half. Way too much of one character or the other screaming, "RUN!!!!!!" in the final half, and I was getting to the point where I was hoping the heroes would lose. However, the biology student in me was deeply, deeply offended.
Gripes about the unscientific-ness of it all:
-Clones do not have their parent's fingerprints.
-Clones do not have their parent's irises.
-Clones do not have their parent's freckle patterns.
-There is no reason whatsoever that an adult can't persist indefinitely in a vegetative state.
-Clones cannot and will not ever acquire the memories of their parent.
-No city is every going to build trains dangling from wires above congested streets. Too dangerous. What if a train should fall?
-We do not have the technology (and are not even close) to being able to clone an adult as an adult.
By the way, I also saw a preview for Wes Craven's new horror flick, Red Eye. Didn't realize the first time I saw a preview for the film a couple of seasons ago that it stars our diabolical heartthrob Cillian Murphy. Batman Begins fans, take note. ^__^