May. 14th, 2003

ha!

May. 14th, 2003 01:29 pm
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perseverance. getting there.

it took me long enough pinpointing the origins of the catchphrase "The natives are restless tonight!" (as it was originally uttered). a bebop tune of the same name was possibly recorded by Duke Ellington, too. but the actual first use turns out to be slightly interesting. for it is from the first horror movie adaptation of H. G. Wells' mad scientist novel The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), called The Island of Lost Souls (1933).

the following is based on an amazon.com customer review of the movie:

the Doctor entertains guests at a dinner party in his island fortress. glancing into the dark jungle, from which guttural murmurs and beating drums can be heard, Moreau turns to his guests and says, "The natives are restless tonight!"

Steph: we geeks care about these little things. and caring is good. makes us feel almost human.

good night gaming last night. RoboRally was a really inventive game when it arrived in, what, 96? and I have never had the opportunity to play it until now. great stuff.

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