Thursday, June 12, 2008

Gene Pool Gun (GPG)

We are in desperate need of a Gene Pool Gun (GPG). This is a gun that when used renders the target sterile and therefore no longer able to spread their ignorance and stupidity to anymore generations. Case in point:
My wife and a friend were at the YMCA getting dressed in the womens locker room after swimming and ended up in the room with a woman and her two 7-10 year old sons. My wifes friend pointed out that, you are not supposed to bring males over the age of Five into the ladies locker room and that would she please get them out. The lady was indignant and refused so my wife and her friend contacted management to prove to the lady that this was policy and when this was confirmed and she was also told that there was a family dressing room for this kind of situation, the lady responded that she new there was a family lock room but that she didn't want her boys to see her naked.... So what she was saying is that it was acceptable for her to bring them into the lady's lock room and see other women naked but not her. After some debate she still didn't understand what she had done wrong but finally management insisted that she leave with the boys. Even as I write this I can't believe she was A) that stupid or B) that inconsiderate. The sad thing is that she has at least two kids that she will raise and pass on these traits too them. Hence my reasoning for a GPG. I know it is a pipe dream but it would ultimately make the world a better place.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Emperor's New Clothes

A buddy of mine saw No country for old men this weekend and reminded and confirmed how much I hated the ending of that movie. Don't get me wrong the acting, cinematography, scoring and pretty much everything but the end of NCFOM was incredible. I pride myself on not being a film critic because I feel that most of them have reached the point of critiquing movies to justify there existence, but I had to say my piece. I feel the biggest problem with the movie was that it was a victim of its own greatness. The first three quarters of the movie were some of the best I have seen, but the ending (or lack there of) killed it for me. I know many of you are out there saying that I missed the point, that the ending had this great meaning on how the world changes and you don't have control over it. To that I call, "BS!", that may be true but the end of the movie was still very frustrating and disappointing. I felt like you had spent all this time developing these wonderful characters and then to have most of them die off screen in such random ways was a huge crock and chicken way to end it. It was like the writers got to the end and thought "I'm having trouble figuring out the best way to end this. oh, wait a minute. You know what we can do? Lets make this grand message and have all this random stuff happen to the characters and not really end the story.". I don't go to the movies to come out frustrated and annoyed. I couldn't believe a the critical acclaim that the movie received. As I said before up until the the "El Paso" scene I thought the movie was incredible and deserved the best picture award, but taking the movie in its entirety, which you have to do, I thought it was awful. Judging the movie without taking the end into consideration would be like saying "That guy ran the best 300 meters I have ever seen and even though he fell down before the finish line I think he should win the race." I named this post "The Emperor's New Clothes" because, I really feel that once a few critics gave out such amazing praise for the movie that everyone didn't want to look like the idiot that didn't see why the movie was so great. well I'm here to be the kid in the story and say "Hey the Emperor is naked!"