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All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain . . .

Some of you will recognize the above as one of the last lines in replicant Roy Batty’s dying soliloquy in the finale of Ripley Scott’s movie, Blade Runner.

But something you may not know is that Hauer rewrote his lines the night before the scene was filmed.

Originally the scripted lines went like this:

I’ve seen things… seen things you little people wouldn’t believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion bright as magnesium…
I rode on the back decks of a blinker and watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.
All those moments… they’ll be gone
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But Hauer’s rewrite went like

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die

Shorter and much more to the point.

But rather than try to describe it, you can watch Rutger Hauer and Harrison Ford (Rick Deckard) in one of my all-time favorite movie scenes.

The reason I’m really talking about this is that this 1982 film was set 37 years in the future. That’s right.

November 2019

So where are my flying cars? I want my flying cars!

Along with the many films Hauer did, he was also originally cast in the Peter Weller part as Robocop. But they decided he was just too broad shouldered to look right in the suit.

And in a fitting wrap up to all this, Rutger Hauer died this year just as did Roy Batty.

After 3 or 4 months of twice-daily use, the battery in my SwitchBot battery is finally on its last legs.

SwitchBot Battery Level

I can actually read the battery level from the SwitchBot so I know it’s time to change it out. It’s never failed to work yet, but I don’t want to take a chance on waking up to no coffee.

Turn out to be really easy to change, and I didn’t even have to detach it from the Mr.Coffee.

SwitchBot Battery Change

Just pop off the back, pull out the CR2 battery, plug in the new one, and now I had this.

SwitchBot Battery Level 1

So our coffee is safe for tomorrow.


Thought For The Day:

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