Things Posts About Me”
I was always very proud of this fact. I thought that it showed that I wasn’t a mindless sheep, just going along with the crowd, no matter how foolish or inane the activity. More likely, it just proves that I’m a stubborn ass. Still, it’s an achievement, good or bad.
I suppose that it’s not that big a deal any more, either. After all, other movies have overtaken E.T. as the hey-didn’t-everybody-see-that? movie. On the other hand, for better or worse, I haven’t seen many of those, either. Never watched Titanic. (Well, okay, I sat through enough of the beginning to see the nude painting scene, then promptly lost interest.) Haven’t seen Lord of the Rings, though I’d actually like to. I used to try reading the whole book series when I was a kid / teenager. I would get through The Hobbit, and usually through the first book before slowing down. But I never made it through The Two Towers, so I haven’t even cracked the cover on The Return of the King. For all I know, my copy is blank, or it’s misprinted and I’ve got a bunch of recipes where the story should be. Maybe one of these days I’ll actually find out.
Anyway, I don’t end up seeing a lot of movies in the theater, anyway. The last one I saw was Chicago. Which pains me just a little bit, being a man and all. I did enjoy it, I suppose, but do I really want that to be the last movie I’ve seen? No. Not really. I need to go see the new Matrix flick or something, just to clean the slate, I think.
(Actually, it was even worse before seeing Chicago. Before that, I’m not actually sure which movie I’d seen last, but it’s a toss-up between The Mummy and The English Patient. Ick. Hell, I’d take E.T. over those two, just to get the taste out of my mouth.)Permalink | No Comments