One best momentary distractions I've come across lately is the Action Film Trailer Generator. The visit is enhanced if you can either imagine the voice of the man who does so many of these movie previews -- or, better yet, have a friend who'se good at mimicry read them aloud in his best "Coming attractions" voice.
My most recent visit to the page rewarded me with entries that are almost indistinguishable from the real thing ("In an infernal empire, four fighters hope to avert the apocalypse.") to the goofy ("In an infernal city, two nuns hope to participate in the greatest fighting tournament of history...")
Which got me thinking: What would the "action movie preview" for me (and this journal) be? Maybe something like...
"In a foreign land, in a confusing beuracracy, one scientist fights to triumph over ignorance..."
I could keep at this all day. But I probably shouldn't...
Quote of the week: See Neil Gaiman's second entry for 20 March 2003.