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Monday, February 05, 2007

Movies and Huge Life Decisions

Simpson and Lachey, 33, starred in the MTV reality show, “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica.” She filed for divorce in December 2005, after three years of marriage.

She made that decision, she says, after watching the 2004 romance “The Notebook” on a plane ride home to Texas. “I just figured out the statement,” she says of the movie, starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as star-crossed lovers. “It was about that moment of desperation. I needed to breathe.” (link)


Jessica watched a MOVIE which made her decide to divorce her HUSBAND.

This got me thinking about all the things I've done after watching movies. I'm no follower, but boy if the picture-shows don't point you in the right direction in life, I don't know what will!

1985- I had just finished watching The Man From Snowy River. It took a lot of courage, but I went ahead and tried to loose the Miner's horses down the street. They didn't seem to understand the deep, romantic impulse I had given into to open the gate and set them free. The horses just stood there and looked at me like, "Where's my carrot?"

In 1995, right after watching Pulp Fiction, I knew that contract killing/avenging for underworld figures was my true calling. I made some inquiries around town. When I found out that my options for employment included a one time reformed pot-dealer and a kid who had dropped out of the Y for poor academic performance, I decided to wait a few years. I'm still keeping an eye out to see if there are any areas of town going down hill in a hurry.

I pursued a career as a professional kick-boxer after high school.

I formented a rebellion against those English dogs in 1995. No one was with me (something about having "already rebelled" two hundred plus years ago.)

I booked a vacation at the Overlook Hotel--it looked like swell place at the time!

My toilet is on its way to being the worst toilet in North America, let alone Scotland.

I did actually bring a knife to a gun fight.

There was the time I got cut to look like Lana Turner.

I never did file for my gaming commission license, but I did host a really nice show in my living room for broadcast.

I got busy living.

Remember kids, there is nothing better to point the way in life than Hollywood. So the next time you are seeking guidance turn away from the Magic Eight Ball, set-aside your religious persuasions, just know that everything can be solved with a TBS movie marathon.

24 comments:

William Goss said...

"I did actually bring a knife to a gun fight."

Hehehe.

Lyle said...
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Kiki said...

The matriarch of a family that used to be pillars in our ward watched "Finding Nemo" and decided that she needed to let her daughters go out of the anemone, which included buying birth control pills and latex what-nots and picking up the oldest from drunken rages among other things.

Recently, my diet consisted of nothing but cake.

I installed a an orange soda fountain in my car.

I went to Minnesota and tried ludafisk.

I'm still planning on going with friends to Graceland so we can sing an out-of-tune, badly harmonized rendition of "Heartbreak Hotel" in front of Elvis' grave.

~j. said...

I hate The Notebook.

But give me a good TBS marathon ANY day. Overboard makes me laugh and laugh and laugh...

wendysue said...

I tried to book a vacation on Mr. Underhill's credit card. . .

Tori :) said...

I tried to make a time machine out of a phone booth. When it didn't work, I used a delorian.

Lyle said...

All this time I've been turning away from using Hollywood as a role model or compass when in fact I need to be like more like George on the Seinfeld episode when he decides to do everything the opposite from what he normally does.

Haley said...

My Sister in law thinks she IS Jessica Simpson and her husband IS Nick Lachey (physical resemblances)- When they announced their split, my sister in law TRULY thought her marriage was over as well. TRUE STORY

Azúcar said...

"Hello, my name is George. I'm unemployed and I live with my parents."

I'm so glad other people take their cues from our Babylon by the beach. Wendysue, I hope this means you're coming to PROVO soon!

metamorphose said...

Haha.

I still don't think my life will be complete until I reenact the "Waterloo" scene from Muriel's Wedding.

I tried to makeout with a vampire once.

~j. said...

Provo, Spain?

fijiangirl said...

Finally someone who laughs at Overboard! I... think...I... just... ate... a bug!

lisa v. clark said...

Oh judy, I wish I were surprised.

I have a friend who. . . oh, never mind, don't we all?

compulsive writer said...

Chicken of the sea, anyone?

I'm just glad she didn't try to tell the reporter she read the book. That would've been unbelievable!

b. said...

Overboard...."Andrew, are you going to bring me my lemonade or do I have to squeeze it from my hat!?"
Nick was busy making his love child, good for Jessica.

b. said...

Overboard...."Eat your Checkers!"
I could go all day.....

~j. said...

"Twin! Oh, Twin!"

Lyle said...

Speaking of celebrity choices, any of y'all read about Daniel "Harry Potter" Radcliffe's latest news?

To prove that he can be more than "Harry" he will be preforming live on stage [in the buff] in London, as teenage boy with a horse fettish.

metamorphose said...

Oh Lyle, can't we just ignore that, and go on our happy little Harry Potter way? Boo.

Julie said...

I loved Overboard! But I haven't seen it forever. I can't remember any lines.

Gee thanks, Lyle. You've just ruined Daniel Radcliffe for me. Boo to you.

Kiki said...

I don't consider myself liberal, but I don't really consider myself conservative either. Daniel Radcliffe taking on new roles, whatever they may be, does nothing to tarnish my view of Harry. Lots of people make decisions in the name of their job that we may not like (*bush cough*), and many times we let them slide on by. How is this any different? I don't understand why parents are getting so rowdy about this when their kids, especially their younger fans, probably have no clue about his stage production. I think we over-sensationalize things way to often.

da brat said...

Plus, it's not like it's some random play, it's Equus.

sue-donym said...

Everything I know I learned from the Brady Bunch.

Le't have an Overboard party, it's been YEARS since I saw it.

uhhmm...I liked the notebook.

b. said...

"My name's not Roy......"