12.23.2007

Random Tnoughts


- I saw a record four troopers between Decatur and Jeterville yesterday (and a Rhome cop.)
- For the love of all things sweet and clean, can I please walk through Northeast Mall without being accosted by salespeople from the kiosks. I felt like I was in Matamoras surrounded by kids selling Chicklets.
- Man, it looks cold at the Chicago/Green Bay game right now.
- People are driving like idiots. Slow down.
- The Waitress is like a bad high school one act play. (Although I remember why I rented it: the co-star/director/producer was murdered before the movie was released.)
- I saw Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story the other night. Funny. But I probably need to watch it again to fully appreciate it.
- And what a pile-up in the Panhandle: "We're not really sure how many cars, probably in excess of 40 cars and in excess of 20 semi-trailers."
- Field Of Dreams was on today, and everyone always thinks it is so touching. But the basic theme is this: "If you have a magical place where baseball players from the past appear, you can make a buck off of it by charging $20 a person." Yep, people will come Ray. People will come.
America at its finest.

Edit: Lest I remind you of this quote from the movie. . . .
"Ray, people will come Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it."

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Typical mindset. I can't see, and on top of that I'm not prepared, yet I'll continue to push this multi-ton vehicle down the highway. I'll take my chances and if I kill a few others because I'm stupid, so be it. Additionally, I have absolutely no concept of checking weather reports or having any sense about using my eyeballs to spot approaching bad conditions or those I might be driving into. This is ridiculous. I live in DFW and knew that snow and blizzard conditions were projected for the panhandle two days before it happened. There are big signs along the highways up there warning of impending bad conditions. What does it take to keep people from driving into rivers, through fog, through white out conditions. Interstate exits in that part of Amarillo are about a mile apart. Are we to understand that out of the clear blue sky it turned to white out conditions so quickly that nobody could get off the highway to safety and stop their cars?

Anonymous said...

Waitress wasnt THAT BAD-just watched it. Kinda hoped she would have ended up living happily ever after with the Dr.-but didnt happen

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Never heard of Random Tnoughts

Anonymous said...

So for you, Field of Dreams is about commercialism???

Sheesh, Barry. Buy one of those chicklets once in a while.

shoeless joe said...

Yeah, I always thought Field of Dreams was about a man's regrets at not having spent enough time with his father and realizing that his father had the same regrets.

Never got that commercialism thing.

Barry should:
a) actually watch the movie
b) admit he has "daddy issues"
c) not believe everything he reads
d) pull his head out of his a$$

Anonymous said...

5:32, along with that, it is the trucking companies that require you to meet inhuman deadlines to deliver you cargo. Or the diploma mills that pump out trainees with less than minimal training.

Anonymous said...

re: your "edit" ...

So that one single quote, offered at the end of the movie, for the obvious purpose of allowing Kevin Costner's character to save the farm he was about to lose (i.e., allowing a "happy ending" in the real world context as well as the fantasy world context of the movie) ... for you that one quote gives the entire movie an essence of commercialism?!?!?!?!

Hmmmmm. No.

shoeless joe said...

Quit being such a tool, Barry. Do you judge a book by the last sentence or a friend by the last thing he/she says to you? You're obviously stinging from the rebuttals you're receiving from the many rational people who see the movie for what the real theme is. Your edit was a weak defense. I hope you provide your clients with a more substantial defense than that.