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13 August 2007 @ 09:12 am
Betrayed!  
Well, I was of course disappointed to discover this weekend that 80% of you hate me.

For surely that could be the only motivation behind so many of you voting that I should see Labyrinth this weekend. I could have better spent that time idly flipping a coin over and over in hopes of predicting which side it would land on next.

Now, it could well be argued that I have only myself to blame, but I will refute that argument on the grounds that NANANANA! I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!!

So, you're all bastards. Well, except for that good, sweet 20% that tried to warn me. I feel a bit like I did when one day in my late 30s, I crushingly realized that all those people who wrote "Stay cool over the summer!" in my high school yearbook weren't actually implying that I was cool in a Fonzie-like way, but rather were suggesting that I stay indoors instead of out in the summer heat.

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ghibli_geek on August 13th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
Wow; it was that bad? And you have a tolerance for the bad in films, but maybe that's the good bad, and not the bad bad. Also, if I had written in your yearbook, I would've meant that you should stay your cool self over the summer, and probably into the rest of your life. Yep.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: joslin zoomassmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Fantasy is always a bit dicey with me, and children's fantasy doubly so. But I had quite enjoyed the recent Narnia and Lemony Snickets films, so it seemed worth a shot.

And thank you. Hey, maybe I'll get you to sign it next time I see you!
- ghibli_geek on August 13th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
- assmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
walrus damnitdylanevl on August 13th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
Did it not hold up? I don't think I've seen it since I was 16. Maybe 15.. some age where it was acceptable for me to find teenage Jennifer Connelley the sexiest thing ever.

Maybe you just didn't stare at Bowie's package hard enough.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue bottleassmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
Bowie's package was so much better in my mind than it was in his white leotard.
- dylanevl on August 13th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
- assmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
- dylanevl on August 13th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
- assmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: scott morse skirtassmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
I thought you were just prejudiced against the Thin White Duke! I swear that I will never doubt you again!
Kegboykegboy on August 13th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
Did your inner-child have SIDS?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: red cameraassmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
Well, to be fair, my inner child had spent the previous day drunk on rum and dancing in a cage.
- kegboy on August 13th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
doNUT!donutgirl on August 13th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
I TOLD YOU.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green grassassmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
If only I had listened....
everybody hates a tourist.dynamine on August 13th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
you're clearly crazy.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: serious monkeyassmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad!
Gorilla Body Robot Braininfrarad on August 13th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
Aw, I'm sorry you didn't like it! Anything in which the final scene happens IN an Escher print can't help but make me happy.

I actually tried to recommend it, but accidentally made my comment about the muppets therein in a completely unrelated LJ post of high emotional content.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue statueassmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
The Escher part was pretty neat. I'll definitely give you that.
xterminal on August 13th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Well, I voted for Rescue Dawn...
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: purple slapassmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, how I wish I had listened....
- xterminal on August 13th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
mother of the angry mobpennyland on August 13th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
Clearly you didn't spend enough time wondering how to make three glass balls spin in your hand.

I think half the time I kept wondering how to do that. It saved a lot of braincells during the muppet bits that were ridiculous.

You should have smoked a bunch of hash beforehand too. :P

Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: silhouetteassmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
I was intrigued by the fact that David Bowie has glass balls, but stopped short of imagining them in my hand.
- pennyland on August 13th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
oh. shit.

is THAT what that meant?!

Well, I'm 35, and only now I'm figuring out the "stay cool" thing. I feel like I did about three years ago when I found out when Fred Sanford was having a heart attack, he wasn't yelling, "Hear that, Elizabeth? I'm coming to Georgia!" See, I thought "Georgia" was, like, his metaphor for Heaven, you know? And then, no, I find out he was actually saying, "I'm comin' to join ya!"

sigh.

ah, well. "The More You Know," and all that sort of thing. I'm going to have a nice sushi lunch, now.

cheers,

alex.
Kegboy: art2kegboy on August 13th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Its only now that I noticed her fingernails were painted.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue statueassmonkeydiary on August 14th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
Wait, she has fingers?
Pallaspallasathene8 on August 13th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
For the record, I voted for the other movie.

I haven't seen Labyrinth myself though. I've seen Pan's Labyrinth. Are they the same story except one is in Spain and doesn't have David Bowie's package?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: joslin no zoomassmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
No, very different. Sadly, since I loooooooved Pan's Labyrinth.
- d_eggman69 on August 13th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
- assmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
The Mud Puppy: Shelob's Hungrymudpuppy83 on August 13th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
Wow, apparently I'm evil. Well, only one thing to do...

MUAH HA HA HA!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: Ape vs. Jet Girlassmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
You don't have to be evil to hate me, but I suppose it helps.
- mudpuppy83 on August 14th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
micahlaerm on August 13th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
yay, someone agrees with me! that movie sucks. so, what are your feelings on the princess bride as well?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: amy crehore 1assmonkeydiary on August 13th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
See now, The Princess Bride I actually love. Billy Crystal annoys me in it, but Mandy Patankin and Wallace Shawn more than make up for him.
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue bottleassmonkeydiary on August 22nd, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, Pan's Labyrinth was da bomb. I might even pick that up on DVD.