For those of you that haven’t seen “2001: A SpaceOdyssey,” the dawning of the year 2001 might be a excellent to do. This advice might be especially helpful for those who have encounteredsignificant difficultly answering “2001” related questions while playingTrivial Pursuit.

We saw a couple of movies over the weekend: “Crouching Tiger, HiddenDragon” and “Where the Heart Is.” “Crouching Tiger” was anexcellent movie. It takes a couple of minutes to get used tothe sub-titles, but the scenery, plot, and action make all that effort worthit. “Where the Heart Is” is a bit more subdued and conventional. It wasn’t a great movie, but tolerable. There was a reasonably large fireworks display last night over SFBay. It went on for about fifteen minutes and was prettyamazing. I’m not entirely certain that it wasn’t bigger than the 2000display.

For more on the ongoing Golden Dollar Conspiracy, read [this article](

DTL) from today’s San Francisco Chronicle.