It looks like a lot of people liked the David Cerny post below, especially all those old Prognosites who like nothing more than a good buttering up. And Nic Moc asks if I can "keep up the (blogging) pace." We'll see about that. Right now I'm camped out in a windowless closet at the Karlovy Vary's Hotel Thermal -- truly a marvel of communist-era design -- preparing for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where I'm working on the Festival Daily and also covering the fest for Screen Intenational. So if you come to this site, you'll be reading lots of stories about minor film biz stars and director, unseemly intra-festival politics, and drunken run-ins with wanna-be glitterati. For future reference, dramatic personae are myself, Vladan, Will and Klara. Vladan says "hi."