Monday, August 06, 2007

Random Thoughts on a Monday Morning

I went to see the new Bourne movie with my mother yesterday because she likes such movies. It was okay. I spent most of the movie looking at the floor because the choppy, bouncy camera shots make me a tad bit queasy. And the final apocalyptic car chase/crash made me not only look at the floor, but put my fingers in my ears as the sound was cranked up to about a million decibels or so.

Favorite movie moment: at the end of the car chase an elderly gentleman sitting a few rows behind us announced to the entire audience, "Damn! That's better than NASCAR!"

Which reminds me of one of the Star Trek movies when the closing line was "second star to the right and straight on 'til morning" and the nerdy, idiot, seat kicking, can't stop talking through the whole movie teenager sitting behind us told his friend, "That's Shakespeare" in such a tone of know-it-all-ness that I had to laugh and tell him "actually that's Peter Pan."

And, is it just me, or does anyone else feel that allowing comments on news stories is a major mistake? Any attempts at intelligent discussion have been abandoned as those participating have formed into teams and do nothing but fling insults back and forth. It's an embarrassment to our city.

To the middle aged white dude at Moe's who didn't like what he saw on the front of my tee-shirt (Got Hope?) and displayed his disapproval by rolling his eyes and shaking his head: thanks! That made my day!

And now I leave you to your Monday with these words of wisdom:


Mike said...

I haven't seen the Bourne movie but thanks for the warning about the sound. Even though I'm partially deaf the sound level in movie theaters blows me out of my seat. I have no idea how normal hearing people can stand it.

pogren said...

How sweet that you would take your mom to any movie....especially a movie you aren't anxious to mom died nine years ago...I know she would have loved going to a movie with me...Pam, South Bend

JanetLee said...

Mike - the sound in theaters is one reason I rarely go. I don't know if we were just sitting too near a speaker, but the sound during the car chase actually hurt my ears.

Pam - my mom is in her 70's and I take her/go with her where ever she wants me to.