The Heinlein maneuver

The Heinlein maneuver

“This mechanical, chrome-plated Heinlein has a great deal of heart. I had told him my writing troubles, but I hadn’t told him of any other troubles; however, clipped to the stack of story ideas was a check for a hundred dollars with a little scribbled note, ‘I have a suspicion your credit is bent.’ It is very difficult for words like ‘thank you’ to handle a man that can do a thing like that.”

Standards, And The Importance Of Having Them

We pulled a late-night [SciFi Channel]( watching spree on Saturday night, and were treated to _Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy_ and _Dark Waters_. Of the first, I can say only that Matthew was cheering for the shark. Also, the fuel tanker. Because clearly, if there are bad guys hiding behind a fuel tanker, it is time to fire at it.

With _Dark Waters_, I went through the entire movie thinking, “Gosh, the hero looks like Lorenzo Lamas, but… he was in _Renegade_. He wouldn’t be in a shark movie this horrible… would he? No, of course not. That must be someone else.”

Oh, _but_ no. End credits roll, and there he is. I go cry now.