Monday, February 15, 2010

Three Movies on Sunday

How can you tell that football season is over?

Lou and I watched three movies on Sunday!  
  • Chinatown
  • The Two Jakes
  • John's Carpenter's The Thing
These are such old movies, I can't imagine that I need to warn you that the next couple of paragraphs are going to give away details... So SPOILER ALERT.

I had forgotten that someone has cancer in The Two Jakes and chooses to blow himself up by lighting a cigarette in a house that's filling up with explosive fumes. I was thinking sitting there on the couch cuddled up with Lou, thinking, "Well, everyone has to make that decision for themselves," as if in real life a gas-filled-house opportunity ever rolls around right when you are dealing with a very bad cancer prognosis.

John Carpenter's The Thing didn't have any cancer surprises. I've seen it a million times. I love that movie. There is this scene when the head on an alien-infested dead body rips itself free from the body, grows spider legs and googly eye stalks, and starts to sneak away out the door. One of the guys says something like, "You gotta to be F-ing kidding," and then another guy uses the flame thrower on the escaping head. (I think that line sums up where I was at last April and May.)

And here is the scene:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6666oBksFc

2 comments:

susan said...

whta do you aim your blood sugar at? I seem to run 95-125 most days and 150 on a high day...am getting used to this diabetes thing but miss some things....baked dick a splenda pumpkin pie - you can't tell it from the "real" one but i have adjusted a lot of ingredients...

susan said...

where are you guys in all the snowstorms - are they hittin gyou at all?