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I had completely forgotten how big a crush I had on this guy when I was a teenager - until they showed Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon last Sunday, followed by Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (which has almost all the facts wrong, but I'm always willing to overlook the inaccuracies because Jason Scott Lee and Lauren Holly are so hot together. LOL). 

The first time I saw a Bruce Lee movie (
The Big Boss) was in the late 70s (I remember this because back then you had to be 16 to get in, and they were strict about that!) at the Thalia in Berlin-Lankwitz. *sighs nostalgically*

To this day, I love watching his films, despite their simple plots and the horrible dubbing.

"It's like a finger pointing the way to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all the heavenly glory." (More quotes here.)

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Just as background info: 

1. I live in an arch-Republican, military-dependent, culture-deprived, Baptist-ruled hellhole in Florida.

2. The last time I looked at a Superman comic was in the 70s and I never watched any of the Superman movies because I hated the guy (that applies to both the hero figure and Chris Reeves - can't stand him).


Anyway...


Last week, our local newspaper printed a letter to the editor, in which the writer first went on an on about how Superman used to represent American virtues, etc. Then he proceeded to complain that in the new movie, Superman never "waves the American flag" or (up)holds any other patriotic icon, and where is this country coming to?! 

The whole rant struck me as rather... odd (to put it mildly), so I read the article to Le Husband.

His comment: "Just imagine what he's going to say when he finds out Superman doesn't exist!"

I knew there was a reason I married the man.

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Le Husband wanted to see "The Devil Wears Prada" and the trailer looked promising, so we went yesterday.

Well, I came out of the theatre with an overall feeling of ambivalence, but something that made me mad was when the bitch boss' assistant actually thinks it's her fault when she can't get bitch boss a flight out of Miami - because of a hurricane (bitch boss calls it "some weather problem", which is actually kind of amusing, in an exasperating way). 

At this point, I felt severely tempted to throw something at the screen, but settled for wishing it upon whoever made up the assistant's character to find herself in the middle of something like
Ivan or Dennis one of these days - and then see if she'd meekly take the blame for not getting somebody on a plane.

Oh, and I almost forgot the most annoying thing: said assistant manages to obtain a pre-release copy of the
next Harry Potter book for bitch boss' bitchy daughters. At this point, the movie lost me for good. I'm sorry, folks, but there is no way in hell anybody is going to achieve that. NO WAY!

From this Wikipedia
article I take it that the book is quite different from the movie, though ("The Devil..." not Harry Potter).

I might actually read it one of these days... When I'm done with "
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"...

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