Mash, the tv show, I never cared for at all. I saw enough to know the characters, Alan Alda as a surgeon, a female medical person, a radio operator and a grumpy old boss person. Maybe it is a show I would enjoy more now, being of the age where I can pick up nuances that I never noticed when I was young. What you say? There were no nuances?
Alan Alda will be in Australia next week, to promote science and scientist communication with the public. This is an aspect of Alda I did not know and good on him. Let me warn you now, Alan Alda is now quite old and unlike most aging US actors, he looks quite old. He also looks very wise.
It brought me to thinking about one of my most favourite films, Same Time Next Year. Briefly, Alda's character and another married female character played by Ellen Burstyn had a one night stand when they met at a work conference when they were in their twenties. While this nor what subsequently happened ever threatened their respective marriages so far as they were concerned, they agreed to meet every year for a weekend or whatever for a time of lust. Their annual encounters became much more than just a sexual meeting and it was just a most wonderful film.
Wouldn't it be nice to able to switch on someone who you really liked and were sexually compatible with for one day or weekend a year. Forget about guilt or other complications. This thought is something simple, wonderful and sustaining, but it's a bit too late for me to find such a person.
Ok, yes a photo improves a blog post. I hope the movie hasn't aged too much, so if you haven't seen it and have the chance, do so.