Monday, July 28, 2008

In Which I Am Observant, Part Two

Have you ever noticed that when you arrive early to the movie theater to get a good seat, that the tallest person in the world happens to sit down right in front of you just as the movie starts?

Have you ever had a really hot girl walk by you and smile, and realize afterwards that she wasn't smiling because she thought you were attractive but because your fly was unzipped?

Have you ever realized that downloading "Fly Away" by Lenny Kravitz was a mistake, not just because the song is horrible but that the $1.05 transaction via iTunes overdrew your bank account?

Have you ever woken up and thought you were late for work? And then rushed into the shower and got dressed before you realized that you didn't have to be up for another three hours yet?

Have you ever picked your nose while waiting in traffic, and not cared if anyone saw you or not? Have you ever been grossed out by the guy in the car in front of you picking his nose while waiting in traffic?

Have you ever noticed that the only open seat inside a busy train station is the seat that has a piece of gum the size of Rhode Island stuck to it? And that you won't realize it until you go to stand up to board the train and realize you are stuck to the chair, and something suddenly smells like spearmint?


Well, I have. I've noticed all of these things.

Have you noticed anything this week?

(Before you think you've gone crazy, I've written a post very similar to this before. I thought it'd be a good "filler" post while I'm trying to think of what to write next.)


I wanted to take a minute to write my thoughts about "The Dark Night". I saw it Saturday evening with The Boss and my father. I enjoyed it, but I am not going to rave about how amazing it is. I didn't like how slow the first 1/3 of the movie went, and how they left out some of the character development. I also didn't care for the dark, raspy voice Bruce Wayne had as Batman. It wasn't believable, but I know why they did it that way.

To say Heath Ledger did an amazing job would be to echo many other's opinions. I almost didn't believe it was him. It has been a long time since I had seen a role was portrayed that well.

It was a good movie, but there could have been more talk and less action, in my opinion at least.


Heather said...

OMG I swear we're related. I totally hated that Batman disguising his voice. You mean to tell me he has all that fantastic tech stuff and they couldn't make him a voice changer thingy? Sheesh. I also hated the ending with a passion.

Badass Geek said...

Heather: It sounded like he drank some grape soda down the wrong tube in his throat, and its raspy and sticky from it. The ending wasn't that great... There needed to be more closure than there was, even if they wanted to leave it open for another sequel.

scatterbrain said...

Nope! None of the above, especially the picking my nose one.....but I did just get up from my computer chair to find I'd managed to squish a HUGE spider with my huge butt - for real - and I'm still grossing out about it.

My son will love the less dialogue, more action in "The Dark Night".

Lola said...

I never arrive early for anything unless it's by accident, so no. I have had really hot girls smile at me, but then I realize I'm into guys only (I think).

Being such a lady, of course I don't pick my nose in traffic. I never wake up early, but I always dream that I'm late for work even on days when I'm not working. I always look before I sit.

Have you ever noticed that all of your bills that are due quarterly instead of monthly all show up at the same damn time as when lightning blows shit up in your house and your clothes dryer is screaming for help?

Badass Geek said...

Lola: I've noticed that as much as I don't like paying them and I keep telling my creditors to stop calling, that they still do. Bastards.

Aub said...

As a person who really loved the movie, I have to admit that Christian Bale's "Batman rasp" sounds like terminal throat cancer. It's pretty damn ridiculous.

Oh, and I've totally done the nose thing and not even realized it till I looked up in the rearview mirror, lol. Then I think about all the people who saw me and laugh till the booger I was searching for flies out.

Badass Geek said...

Scatterbrain: I don't know how I missed responding to your comment earlier... I'm sorry! I'm hoping that the spider was smaller than your butt. Otherwise, you might have an insect problem.

Aub: I wonder if Batman picks his nose while driving the Batmobile.

Meg said...

"gum the size of rhode island"

Thats hilarious!

I haven't seen Dark KNight yet.

Forever In School said...

Have you ever been very late for a party, and you remember that you have to buy a gift before going, and you tear apart your stockings at the last minute, and forget to take a jacket with you and it turns out to be a cold and windy night?
Well, I have! And it wasn't funny, believe me. I Couldn't stop swearing for 10 min.

Badass Geek said...

Meg: It truly was a huge piece of gum. I'm not sure how I didn't notice it before I sat down on it.

FIS: Not too many occaisions render one to Tourrettes-like swearing for 10 minutes. That almost sounds like fun.

A.C. said...

Well, I loved the movie, but I did have my complaints. And one was the raspy batman voice (a parody here: -check it out, it is HILARIOUS). Also, the movie had one of those false endings about 3/4 of the way through, so I sorta lost interest. But, Ledger was amazing and the movie was very comic book-like.

Badass Geek said...

AC: That parody was hilarious! I agree with the false ending thing, too. It's always easy to be a critic, but they should have known what they were doing.

Employee No. 3699 said...

Have you ever woken up and thought you were late for work? And then....Yes, but worse. A few years ago I had some surgery. I didn't take anything while I was at work, but I took a Valium when I got home and laid down. I woke up from a dead sleep and the clock said 7:00. I thought it was the next morning. I got ready and flew out the door. After I drove a few blocks and noticed kids playing outside it dawned on me that it was 7:00 p.m. Duh!

Badass Geek said...

Employee No. 3699: I bet you weren't too pleased at the time, but I hope you can laugh at it now. I know I did!

Moonspun said...

I'll admit that I pick my nose while driving, but there's no traffic to speak of in Vermont, but no one notices, right?! :-)
Have you ever noticed that after you come home from grocery shopping and put all the goods away, you look around and think to yourself "there's nothing here I want to eat?"

Badass Geek said...

Moonspun: If I didn't pick my nose while driving, I wouldn't get anything done at home. My finger would be permanently lodged in my nose. I've done the grocery thing, too. Funny how something seems good in the store, but not at home.

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