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That red thing from Tron

I saw Tron last night on our new-fangled on-demand cable (which is sort of like streaming video -- complete with regular framedrops). That was quite an innovative movie for 1982! For some reason this image of the "MCP" from Tron has been burned into my mind ever since the first time I saw the movie years ago:


Pretty creepy.

Speaking of indelible memories, there's one particular piece by Chopin that I've had in my head since I was about 6: Polonaise in A-Flat Major Op. 53 ("Heroic polonaise"). I remember listening to it regularly on LP before going to bed (I'm not that old!). Listening to that tune just makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I don't know why.