The smoke was a few days ago, but I wanted to keep the Hate stuff at the front of the blog, so I refrained from posting the image.
Anyhow, the American born director Robert Altman died during the week, and a lot of people wrote in a lot of places about how much they liked his films, and how much of a loss it was, but I was cold to the work he produced. I can't remember a film of his that did anything for me, though at the same time, I don't remember hating any. Still, that's how it is at times, and I don't need the recommendations to change my mind. Plenty of other films out there that I have to watch by directors who interest me.
"Retirement?" Altman said, once. "You're talking about death, right?"