Archive for June 12th, 2007

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Narrowing Down The List

June 12, 2007

While I’m not sure once I’m dead whether I’ll have my ashes stored in a stuffed bear or merely thrown in the face of one of the numerous enemies I will have acquired by then, one thing that I know for sure is that I no longer need to have my corpse dug up & sodomized, because last night I watched Shooter, the movie of the awesome book Point of Impact, and it felt pretty much like Hollywood was raping my corpse.

One of the side effects of Old Man Grumpus syndrome is that you lose your sense of optimism.  True quote – the other day my Mom said that the last time she’d felt optimistic was November 22nd, 1963, which is pretty awesome since I was born like 8 years later, but still, she has a point.  Optimism is harder & harder to come by, especially when it comes to big Hollywood movies.  I take a lot of crap from people at work for my constant movie pessimism (“There’s no way THAT’s not going to suck!” is my usual post movie trailer quote), but I’m also pretty much always right.

I need things to stop sucking, and then maybe I’ll consider not being so pessimistic all the damn time.