I think Adam and Joe talked about this once. That makes me feel less crazy.
Picture the scene: You’re walking somewhere, maybe home, maybe to a friend’s house. You’re admiring the scenery, or you’re lost in your own thoughts, when suddenly! You realise that you’ve taken a wrong turn. Maybe this is because you often walk the same route but to a different place and you were instinctively walking there. Either way, you need to turn back and go the correct way.
Now, is it just me (it probably is), or does simply turning around and walking in the other direction feel a bit… crazy looking?
Imagine you were watching someone walking along the street and they suddenly, in one swift motion, turned around and walked in the other direction. Firstly, quit people watching and get back to work! Secondly, why did he do that? Well, he probably went in the wrong direction and needed to turn back, I suppose. Shut up! You know what I mean!
I worry that it looks weird. Or that people will know that I made a mistake and look like a fool. Therefore, what I do is continue walking in the wrong direction as I pull my phone out. I then stop and look at my phone. Press a few buttons, make a ‘tut!’ face, and then turn around and correct my route. Then, any observers will think that I’ve just received a text from an unreliable friend who has changed our plans and as a result I need to go somewhere else. Now it looks like I went the wrong way, but it’s not my fault!
My blogs become more and more neurotic every time I write. Hm.
I’d been looking forward to this film since just before it came out. I missed it at the cinema, but today a Lovefilm package dropped through my letterbox.
Part of me was a little disappointed. The hype surrounding the movie made me expect some kind of three hour epic with a tough-to-grasp plot. This is not one of those films.
Whilst I was disappointed in that respect, my disappointment was counteracted by how pleasantly surprised I was by the concise, superbly written two hours. The plot is very easy to follow and the characters are perfectly developed and acted. I also loved Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ soundtrack.
If you haven’t seen it yet, I would really suggest doing so soon. I want to watch it again and again.
Highlighted in that Guardian article is Jeremy Clarkson’s defense that ‘without offence, there can be no jokes’. Now, that’s not strictly true, is it, Jeremy? I don’t think you’ve thought that little statement through.
I was going to write a little thing about the line between joke and offence, but I feel that I would be merely reiterating Stewart Lee’s bit about Top Gear from his recent show, ‘If you prefer a milder comedian, please ask for one’.