_Sometimes, I wonder if I’m shallow. I try to look at it as objectively as possible, because most people wouldn’t call themselves shallow. I think to myself “How attached am I to my possessions?” My initial answer is “Not that much,” but then I look at all of the things I have, and how hard it is to imagine not having them anymore. So maybe I am kind of attached. I say “How much do looks matter to me in others?” and I think “What’s inside is more important.” And yet, any time I picture myself with a future wife, they’re always smoking hot. I ask “How selfless am I?” and I think “Well, leaving the world a better place than when I entered it is something important to me.” Yet I sit at home when I have free time as opposed to helping out in the community.
So I think the answer to the question is that I shouldn’t base my shallowness on an ideal fantasy version of life.
“Can a lonely dad find success and happiness when his jerk son dies? He’ll never know unless he tries.”
Say hello to the World’s Greatest Dad.
What interesting about this is that this plot could easily be a drama that explores the idea of not speaking ill of the dead. But it’s better as a dark comedy because when you think about it, the whole idea is silly. I mean, sure, you don’t really generally don’t wish death on people, but when it happens, it doesn’t really erase the things they did in their lives. I wouldn’t say crummy people deserve death, but if they die, that doesn’t magically make them not crummy.
I wish there were more dark comedies. I’m the kind of person that thinks nothing is off limits, not just in comedy, but yeah…and so I like the fact that there are people willing to make a comedy about subject matter some might call risque. I don’t expect to be interested in everything or like everything, though…so maybe I’m weird.
_Robin Williams movies are strange to watch since his suicide. Both the manic comedy and the dramatic roles take on a different tone now. I try to do it, but it can be hard to separate a person from their work.
_I 100% recognized that Krist Novoselic cameo.
_I think the one thing we can truly take from a movie of this kind is this…teenagers are dumbasses, and we can only hope that every one of those dumbasses will one day become a decent person.
Sadly, some of them don’t. It’s sad.
_Oh snap, it’s not the last day! LEAP YEAR! For our 29th day of February, I’m going to revisit a Disney B-list animated classic. Tarzan. See you then~