October 28th, 2000

newavi

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How come its just a-o-k to be French and speak unintelligible English with a thick as shit french accent but god forbid anybody, let alone a member of the media speak French with a vanilla English accent?
... totally bugs me.
newavi

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So the little guy (Geo) goes to school - senior kindergarten...
The chop up a stack of magazines and cut little cute school buses out of yellow construction paper.
Then they riffle through the cut up mags and paste what ever turns their crank onto the school bus - and write their names on the bus.
The bunch of these are all posted neatly on a wall in the class room.
We have the big 'meet the teacher' night and all the parents are there with their juniors looking at all the cool stuff their kids get to play with and try to squeeze a few words in edgewise with the teach.
..
The school buses all look super cute... little kittens, maytag repair man driven half the buses.
Then I see Georges (he's 4 when he makes this).
I tried to scan it in but it came out way shitty. On his cute little school bus is a full body shot of a blonde from a sears clothing add. Three other cut-out-babe heads. I think buffy (the slayer is one of 'em) and the topper... the spandex clad breasts of some date from a fitness advert.
That's it.
And of course his name with the now trademark backwards G.
I couldn't decide between pride and embarrassment.
-- geez --
newavi

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Rats.
I turned on the teli when I went to pick up sis (taking her to my mom's art show - another post pending on that) and what'd I see...
the last 5 minutes of "Of Mice and Men".
This really phuks me up - it really leaves a person in emotional pain.
'care to share' you say...

Note: Planning on seeing the movie, or reading the book... DO NOT read this post.

ok. If you've read or seen OMAM then you know what's what, if you haven't then let me totally coles-notes the movie... you'll get the idea.

Man-boy (stopped developing mentally at about age 7) meets drifter dude in depression era mid west USA. Develop mutual dream of living simply with a pig, a cow and chicken. Drifter dude (Gary Sinees) saves his nickels as the pair of 'em do casual farm type labour. Man-boy (John Malcovitch) is a big strapping physical being - hard worker.

Man-boy loves drifter dude - drifter dude becomes the center of his universe.

Bad luck puts the two of 'em on a farm run by this total shit-heal as casual labour. Shit-heal is the type that would have made sergeant in Vietnam and been killed by his own troops. Shit-heal is betrothed to slut-girl. Slut-girl gets kicks teasing the hired hands. Slut-girl teases man-boy. Man-boy hugs slut-girl. This (of course) breaks her neck - dead.

Drifter dude is first on scene and tells man-boy to run.
Shit-heal assembles a posse out for a lynch'en.
Drifter dude heads out into woods to find man-boy. He does.

Then the last five minutes of the movie happen.

Man-boy is desperate ... want's to be told what will happen to them now. Asks drifter-dude to retell the story of their imagined 'simple life'. Pained to the breaking point, drifter-dude tells the story and we hear the blood hounds in the distance...
When man-boy is on cloud nine, imagining the future, drifter dude puts a bullet in his head point blank.

The end.
waaaaaaaaaaaa!