January 12th, 2007

Crossfire

slippin' and slidin'

Wow, but does my little Crossfire not like the ice and snow. At all. Took me more time to drive to the grocery store than if I'd walked, and I ended up sideways across the streets a couple of times.

Okay, so maybe no driving until things get nice again. I actually don't feel like taking the scooter out in this, either. Funny how such a thin layer of sleet (less than an inch) can make one immobile, but in a city where they don't sand or salt the roads, it might as well be a foot of ice.
WithFoldedHands

Bubba Ho-Tep

I just got done watching Bubba Ho-Tep with Bruce Campbell as Elvis (perhaps) and Ossie Davis as Jack Kennedy (less likely). What a brilliant film. It was not as silly as I'd expected, nor as romp-some, but is instead a poignant look at growing old and all that means. Who'd have guessed that an evil dead movie could use the metaphor to mean something so much more?

Bravo! Give it a watch, especially if you're a Campbell or Elvis fan.

(Oh, and it was only worth 650 calories on the exercycle. Hm. I guess a dark comedy about aging and death doesn't inspire one to pedal quickly....)