Tuesday, May 22, 2012
So, Diane, you’ve enjoyed your seawall walk, eh?
You’re telling me, Kato. What lovely and gorgeous days we’ve got here in Vancouver lately! Why don’t you join me someday? It’s a pity for you to stay all the time in the library. You’re really attached to the library, if not permanently connected to the the computer at Joe Fortes Library.
He. he, he, he, he … sometimes, I feel as if I was confined in the library for life.
Tsk, tsk, tsk, … oh, Kato, you sound so miserable. There are so many beautiful, friendly, and gorgeous women out there under the bright sunshine. These biker babes are just waiting for you.
Are you saying that those biker babes are waiting for me?
No, no, no … Kato, you’re imagining things…those women are imaginary—not real. You’ve simply made up the above pictures.
Oh yes… you should talk to real women.
Where can I find real women?
Don’t be silly! Real women are everywhere. You simply get your butt out of the library.
Wow! These beach gals are nice and gorgeous!
So, I’m saying, get your butt out of the library and meet those beach gals.
Are they real?
Of course, they are. The above women are not your creations in your mind. They’re all real.
By the way, Diane, are you real?
Yes, of course, I am. Don’t ask me such a stupid question! Kato, have you been thinking that I am an imaginary creature?
Well… lately, the boundary between imaginary and real things are getting blurry to me.
It’s because you’re so absorbed in the books, movies and DVDs, in general, and the Net, in particular.
Oh yes, no question about that!
If you say so, what about those people who eagerly read my articles about “Biker Babes” and “Diane in Casablanca”?
Where are they?
Look at the following page-view list.
“Biker Babes” and “Diane in Casablanca” are among the well-read articles on the above Japanese site. Mind you, all the other articles are written in Japanese. Taking into consideration the Japanese unwillingness to handle the articles written in English, I think this is a phenomenal success. Besides, these two articles were posted on the other blogs of the “Denman Syndicate.”
You see… The number of visitors is increasing month by month since I’m working as hard as possible to write interesting stories. Diane, you’re helping me a great deal, writing me many pieces of interesting mail and giving me tons of inspiration. This is such a lovely collaboration, I’d say. Furthermore, Diane, look at the following map and list.
People around the world are also reading “Biker Babes” and “Diane in Casablanca.” It has been increased to 55 countries from 48 when I showed the map last time.
Kato, are you trying to say that they believe I’m such an ideal figure as Ingrid Bergman in “Casablanca”?
Yes, of course.
Ingrid Bergman … Can’t
take my eyes off of you
As I told you, Diane, you’re now quite popular among the Net surfers in Japan, if not all over the world.
Do you want me to believe this?
Well, next time you’re thinking about going abroad, go to Tokyo, instead of London.
…’Cause you could easily expect a red-carper reception, and they would treat you as if the late Princess Di came into life. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, …
That would be nice, but I don’t like an imaginary way of life.
Imaginary way of life?
I don’t like that. I admire your work on the Denman Syndicate, or whatever it is, but you must always face the reality.
As I told you, don’t be afraid of failures! Each time you meet a new woman and attempt to connect, you learn more about yourself, about what you want in a woman, about what you have to offer.
Kato, do you really understand what I’m saying?
Yes, of course, I do. But you mentioned that good women who actually want a boyfriend seem rare these days for some reason.
Yes, I said that.
You also said, there are lots of good women your age who are quite content without a man.
Yes, I said that, too. It is hard for me to understand this.
I know why lots of good women your age are quite content without a man.
Oh, do you? Tell me Why.
The other day, I read a newspaper article. Diane, read the following excerpt, will you?
Hmmm … quite interesting, isn’t it?
Yes, it is. You see, Diane, lots of good women your age are well aware that there are lots of men who feel stuck in a troubled marriage. Mind you, those women are sick and tired of going through another trouble with those men.
So, Kato, you believe that those good women are quite content without a man, don’t you?
Yes, I do. Those elderly gals are sick and tired of failures. So the nice and not-so-young women come to the library and would rather feel like being stuck in a computer, instead of a lousy man. He, he, he, he, he…
If you’ve got some time,
Please read one of the following artciles:
Hi, I’m June Adams.
Several rumors and misconceptions have grown up around the film “Casablanca.”
Some say, Ronald Reagan was originally chosen to play Rick.
This originates in a press release issued by the studio early on in the film’s development, but by that time the studio already knew that he was due to go work for the army, and he was never seriously considered.
Others say, Reagan had turned down the lead role.
Studio records make clear, however, that Wallis—the film’s producer—was committed to Bogart from the start.
Another well-known story is that the actors did not know until the last day of shooting how the film was to end.
The original play (set entirely in the cafe) ended with Rick sending Ilsa and Victor to the airport.
During scriptwriting, the possibility was discussed of Laszlo being killed in Casablanca, allowing Rick and Ilsa to leave together.
But this is not a good idea because forcing her to carry on with the husband in these days is far more important than the love of two little people.
It was certainly impossible for Ilsa to leave Laszlo for Rick, as the production code forbade showing a woman leaving her husband for another man.