a. Finally saw The Departed. I know it's a great story with great acting.
But the gratuitous gruesomeness went waaaaaay overboard and ruined the movie for
me. How many people getting shot in the head with the blood spraying out
everywhere do we have to see in order for Martin Scorsese to make his point that
mob violence can be pretty horrible? And are there any state troopers still
alive in Massachusetts? After watching this killathon, you'd think they'd all be
dead. Two-thirds of the way through the movie, I couldn't wait for it to end.
b. The only thing worse than the stomachache I had leaving the theater was
the revulsion I felt seeing eight or 10 children walk out after the movie with
their parents or guardians. One 2- or 3-year-old was being carried in a woman's
arms. With parents like those, God have mercy on those children and how they
will grow up viewing the world.
c. Good for Kimmie Meissner and Emily Hughes
finishing 1-2, respectively, in the skating Nationals. Two beautiful skaters,
and good kids, apparently, with their scholastic heads on straight.
Figure staking and "that movie was too violent."
Take your balls off the mantle of your house Peter and get back to talking football.
Man he sucks now.