My second day in Tokyo has been filled with surprises.
First, I woke up at 4 a.m. — jet lag — so my day has been much longer than I anticipated. I got some actual work accomplished, and emailed and IM’ed with some folks who were still at their desks on the other side of the world.
I was very productive…and I should sleep really well tonight.
My business meeting also lasted a lot longer than I thought it would, so I didn’t have time for any sightseeing as originally planned. But the session went great, the client is happy, and I can devote the rest of my time in Tokyo to play.
Speaking of time, I need to spend quite a bit more checking my wish list and studying the Tokyo subway map. That puppy is going to require my complete attention if I am going to actually end up in the areas of the city where I want to visit.
As you can see, it is a bit of a challenge.
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A trap door. A hidden room. A secret passage.
Surprises like these make the ordinary mysterious and exciting.
Well, it turns out everybody’s favorite Chinese takeout has been hiding a big secret all its own. Take a look at this.
Chinese food was perfect before — and to find out it has been providing its very own paper plate all these years! I’m surprised it’s not more expensive.
Gosh — I hope they don’t start charging more for it.
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I laughed and laughed at The Campaign this afternoon…which is really no surprise.
What made me laugh was.
I expected Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis to be funny. Their take on two candidates for a US Senate seat in North Carolina was over-the-top and out-of-control. No issue was off-limits. No person, place or thing (translation: animal) was safe if their misuse provided a potential positive bump in the polls.
But for me, the surprises kept this movie from being your standard comedy. Things the trailer didn’t reveal. Cameos it didn’t spoil (and I won’t either). The promos even used some alternative footage so that the real punch lines weren’t given away before you sat down in the theatre.
What a novel idea.
Probably my biggest ‘aha’ in The Campaign is how much I enjoyed the performance of Dylan McDermott as Galifianakis’ evil campaign manager. I don’t think of him as a comedic actor, but McDermott stole every frame he appeared in.
The ending was also unexpected. And I will surprise you now by not giving it away, except to say —
Watch the credits.
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