1. The actors are too fucking old. It just gets silly. I hear they’re doing a 90210 reunion series… Could have fooled me, I thought the original 90210 WAS a reunion show.
2. They throw far too many paper airplanes. I have yet to see any of my students actually even construct a rudimentary paper airplane, let alone aim one skillfully at the nerdy kid’s head.
3. There ARE no nerdy kids in the really nasty classes. The closest thing is the Goth kid who reads novels about suicidal anorexic girls who cut themselves. And set fire to things.
From Serious Eats:
Mayor Gregory Manning in Clayton, California is losing major credibility with kids right now. According to ABC News, he doesn’t think two young ladies, three-year old Katie Lewis and her eleven-year old sister Sabrina Lewis, should manage a street corner produce stand where they once sold surplus crops like zucchini and melon from their family’s garden. When the police recently showed up, they shuttered the stand for violating zoning and traffic laws, but this was only in response to one complaint from the mayor’s office.
“They may start out with a little card table selling a couple of things, but who’s to say what else they have,” warned Manning, who fears for a raucous future involving eggs and chicken sales.
I was having a discussion the other day with a friend of mine about films and their life spans at the cinemas. And the question of “If you could watch any film again on the big screen what would it be?” came up. I thought this would make an interesting question of the day, maybe “If you could rent out a movie theatre for the night what would you screen?”. In case you were wondering my choice would be Darren Aronofsky’s “The Fountain”, my friend chose “King Kong”.
The Brattle Theater in Harvard Square plays old movies and a few weeks ago had a Casablanca/Maltese Falcon double feature that I unfortunately couldn’t go to but would have loved to have seen on the big screen. (Especially Casablanca) The other movie that comes to mind is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly which I think I would appreciate even more on a big screen.