So, finally, I was off to get ready to leave - after chatting a bit with dirteecrayon. So I'm packing and, hey, my bedroom TiVo is recording something at this odd hour. Check. Oh, The Seven Samurai, neat but I've seen that a few times. Oh, and it recorded Yojimbo earlier, hmm, I think I've seen that, let me check it out...
Did you know Yojimbo is nearly two hours long with no commercials (thanks IFC!) - it is. It is also a really cool movie. I don't think I *had* seen it before, which is surprising. I think it is cool that Yojimbo is based on a Dashiell Hammett novel (Red Harvest), and it then in turn inspired A Fistful of Dollars - which kicked off the Spaghetti Western era and Clint Eastwood's career. And then, of course, there is Last Man Standing (a film I liked, even though many people dislike) which is billed as a remake of Yojimbo and A Fistful of Dollars. So the concept is globe-trotting.
So now it is 05:22, I'm still getting ready to leave on this ~3 hour drive to Rye Brook. I'll probably have to pay for my hotel room since the reservations started Friday, but I should be able to check in at least. My first panel is at 13:00. I probably won't be getting there until close to 09:00. At least I shouldn't fall asleep at the wheel (again) since it will be light out soon.
Wish I wasn't making the drive alone though.