I just wanted to update an earlier #WaltzWednesday post.  The very first one, in fact.  In that post, I said that the Blue Danube is the definitive, archetypal waltz.  I stand by that statement.  But I should have added at the time, that the most beautiful expression of it ever set on film: here it is.

If the gentle matching up of the rotation of the spaceplane to the rotation of the spaceport brings a mist over my eyes, does that make me a geek?  So be it.  I weep for the potential we are pissing down the gold toilet.

There are people who absolutely love 2001, A Space Odyssey, and people who absolutely hate it.  To the latter group, I say: this is still a world where you are free to be so very, very wrong.