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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Batman, The Joker, The Light Bombs, and The Pioneers

So it's Pioneer Day here in Utah tomorrow. It's when we celebrate, like, the pioneers and vomiting seagulls, and covered wagons, and the Days of '47 (1847, I believe that would be), and stuff like that. Actually, I don't know much about Pioneer Day except that it's a lot like Utah's Independence Day, and they have a parade, and most people get the day off.

And so I'm very slightly drunk right now because I get to sleep in tomorrow for as long as I want. And for some reason there are fireworks going off outside my window. WTF? Pioneer Day is tomorrow, can't we save the lame fireworks expositions for then? For the record, I've only had like 5, maybe 6 or 7 Gin & Tonics, and no, I wasn't driving.

Today was my first day of G&T. I had never had them before, because I had an ex-boyfriend (you guys might know him as Like Me) who enjoyed drinking Gin out of a flask, and so I tried it once and it tasted like a fucking Christmas tree. Super.

I guess Gin is made from Juniper berries or something like that, and I remember gnawing on a Juniper berry once whilst out in the Middle of Nowhere somewhere in perhaps Southern Utah looking at old Indian Pueblos. That was pretty fucking rad.

I'm sorry, I swear a little more often when I'm very slightly drunk, but at least I'm aware of it, so I can apologize. But seriously, I think if they can pass The Dark Knight off as a PG-13 film (how the hell did they manage that?), then my F-bombs are the least of your worries. Right?

But seriously, The Dark Knight is one of the best movies I've seen this year, and maybe one of the best movies I've ever seen, and you can sure as hell bet it's going to be on the Bunsnip Best Movies of 2008 list (which of course you have to wait until December-ish for). (P.S. to Sov, sorry about ending that with a preposition, but you know how I feel about that lame borrowed-into-English-from-Latin preposition rule. Seriously, let English be what English is! And that means we sometimes put prepositions at the end of sentences. Live with it.) I only feel sorry that Heath Ledger isn't around to see what an amazing performance he left us with. I mean, I loved Jack Nicholson's portrayal for what it was, but this... you actually can believe in Ledger's Joker, and that is perhaps the most frightening thing of all.

So where was I? It's Pioneer Day tomorrow, and the mother fucking light bombs are still going off outside my window, and here I am talking about Batman and the Joker. I don't even know where I'm going with all this. So I guess I'll say Good Night & Good Luck, and I'm going to go see about another G&T and then pass out on the LoveSac.

Peace, my friends. Happy Pioneer Day.



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9 comments:

Natalie said...

sra - you are completely adorable! this made me laugh!

Sra said...

Ah shucks!

It is pretty funny now that I'm sober...

Sov said...

It's good depending on where you're coming from. I mean, it depends on what you're getting to. That is to say, wherever your particular thoughts may be at.

:)
:D
:P

Sra said...

Ha ha! It look me a good 30 seconds before I figured out what the hell you were getting at ;)

Anonymous said...

You're surprised "The Dark Knight" didn't get an R-rating? Why?

When he cuts the guy's mouth, it's offscreen. The head going down on the pencil is so quick and bloodless it could've been in a PG-rated film. Some people get shot and blown up but not in any especially shocking manner.

For a film about the Joker, Nolan played it disappointingly safe.

Sra said...

I see, you are one of those people that think graphic blood and gore are all it takes for something to be considered violent.

It's the dark, disturbing, and indeed violent subject matter in The Dark Knight that warrant an R rating.

I take issue with the American attitude that sex is appalling and violence is good clean entertainment. Why should an innocent movie like Amelie get an R rating because of roughly 45 seconds of sexual material while The Dark Knight gets a PG-13 rating, though the entire movie is filled with very violent material? It's very backwards.

Sra said...

I see, you are one of those people that think graphic blood and gore are all it takes for something to be considered violent.

It's the dark, disturbing, and indeed violent subject matter in The Dark Knight that warrant an R rating.

I take issue with the American attitude that sex is appalling and violence is good clean entertainment. Why should an innocent movie like Amelie get an R rating because of roughly 45 seconds of sexual material while The Dark Knight gets a PG-13 rating, though the entire movie is filled with very violent material? It's very backwards.

Sra said...

Ha ha! It look me a good 30 seconds before I figured out what the hell you were getting at ;)

Natalie said...

sra - you are completely adorable! this made me laugh!

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