Posted By Kathleen David on June 11, 2012
Random Thoughts After the Coffee Kicks In
Because I have had my coffee and my breakfast and my lunch and am about to make dinner for my family.
I expected Madagascar to do better than Prometheus for one simple reason. Prometheus is R and should be an R. No way Prometheus was even close to a PG-13.
Of course there will be complaints about how certain things are portrayed in film. Apparently some people have taken umbrage to Stefano who is not the brightest Sea Lion on the planet and knows he has limitations. Let me say that again they object to what a fictional sea lion is saying and others are saying about him. It is a fictional character, not even remotely human and, considering what he does, is a valuable member of the circus. I swear people these days are looking for things to be upset about.
Apparently “just living in the moment” has become “mindfulness” while I wasn’t looking. I have had friends who are Buddhists most of my life. Some who have always been Buddhists and other that have converted. Considering all the things that have been minded from Buddhism and repackaged for general consumption, I don’t know why this one bothers me a lot. It might have to do with the reading I have done over time or the conversations I have had about Buddhism but it seems like they are taking one facet of something much larger and making it part of seminars that are costing people and companies a lot of money for something that is not only part of Buddhism but is practiced in many other religions as well.
Cherry picking from others religions and customs is something that Americans excel at and I don’t think that is a really good idea. But then that’s me.
Mets have been terrible since the no hitter so I guess that is the end of the season. It is a little topsy turvy in most of the leagues. Maybe we hit that balance point that was talking about a long time ago.
Heat vs. Thunder should be interesting. I think the shorten season hurt a number of teams but did make for an interesting playoff season.
I am surprised that the Devils made it as far as they have. Let’s see what they can do now.
Rewatched X-men First Class. Still holds together for me. And the more I watch it the more I appreciate what January Jones was doing with Emma Frost. Most people have lambasted the poor woman for what they saw as a poor performance. Which version of Emma Frost have you been reading? The almost disassociation to everything and every one around her is in the comics. How she treats just about everyone with total contempt? It is in the comic book. Remember she is the telepath that you don’t hear have any conversations with anyone else. She detaches because that is how she deals with the din of voices popping up in her head. And her contempt for everything and everyone is on the page and on the screen. As for the outfit, again look at the comics. They didn’t do anything radical from the drawing on the page.
I got my copy of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Haven’t had time to watch it but want to do so soon. Think I’ll download my digital copy onto my iPad and watch it while exercising the next couple of days.
No Crafty Tuesday unless my brain can come up with something clever. I am coming up dry. But then I might get a bright idea in my dreams.
I am grateful for Caroline’s rather busy social calendar.