It seems not matter how dark and serious a series is you can make it look light hearted if you take selected clips and play the music from Friends in the background.
I don’t pretend to be as choosy about my film watching choice, I’ll watch almost anything.
Except “Brides Maids” Annabel and I started watching that movie a couple of weeks ago and we had to stop watching it after half an hour because it was so bad. The horrible thing is that in a way Brides Maids fits this rule, the women discuss each other, dresses, food, farting, getting along.
Sure there is talk of men in the film but it’s in the back ground. And yet it’s still an absolutely awful movie. The characters are:
- The bride to be, whose defining feature is that she is getting married.
- The main character who is unlucky in life and love and everything. Also she’s jealous that her bestest friend in the whole wide world has other friends.
- The annoying one who’s only just married.
- The annoying one who’s married with kids.
- The one who is a female version of Zach Galifianakis’ character from the Hangover.
This resonates with me or at least it resonates with a past me. I used to spend a lot of time in bars either reading or just taking in the ambiance. I didn’t necessarily go there for any social interaction just to people watch and to be around people.
And yet people have this insistence on singling out people who are alone and trying to encroach on the sanctity of their solitude, I wouldn’t mind but the people who have the balls to do this are normally either drunk out their skulls or really extroverted people, I don’t drink and I don’t get on well with extroverts…
One guy had the audacity to, having seen what I was reading, ask me what I thought about the death of one of the characters… I hadn’t gotten that far in the book, I could have murdered him.
I’d probably alter the text on the card to remove the romantic implications, I am not big headed enough to think that people come up to me to “Pick me up” but the general sentiment of “I’m alone because I want to be alone not because I have no friends.” is one that I wish I could pass onto people in such a succinct manner.
I love this Buttersafe comic, it shows how some people can over dramatize things and how different people see things differently.