Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Random High School flashback

Back in High School I saw a movie called "Electric Dreams". It was about an architect who gets finagled into buying a high tech computer (a relative rarity in 1984)that can do all sorts of things around his house. The long and short is that the architect falls in love with a neighbor musician...and the computer comes to life and ALSO falls in "love" with her and begins a war with the owner for her affection. Okay - a CRAZY premise, but good movies tap into a fear of the new and exploit it...and there were plenty of us who were afraid of computers in the mid 80's. This move is not available on DVD, but there are snippets on youtube. Here is a great duet scene with the musician (Virginia Madsen) and the computer...but she doesn't realized it is the computer.

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