Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Favorite: Lessons I've Learned from the Movies

I just keep finding entries that I had forgotten about, and without tooting my own horn, I have enjoyed rereading.

This one was a little strange, but really was in keeping with the vibe I was putting out in mid-2006. And it still works even today. I hope you enjoy it as well.


This is not one of those Movie Physics kind of things, or something that is questioning the logic of actions within the narratives of certain movies, but rather a more generalized list of just stuff that makes sense in real life as presented in the movies(though of course, to a much more pronounced sense in the movies).

In life, someone will betray you and you will not discover this until it is almost too late. In most cases this will not involve someone trying to kill you or destroy the world with a giant space laser, though it may involve your wife or husband and a best friend or boss.

When you are trying to change your life, someone may get you to commit to one last job... though it is probably just settling an account or doing a little design on the side rather than going deep undercover on a Russian nuclear submarine, stealing the world most cursed diamond or taking out the 5 men that will destroy your family if they are not stopped.

Someone will con you, though it will probably be out of a week's salary or a few bucks, and most likely won't be for a keycard that will get someone into the backroom of a casino or the nuclear football.

If you are the underdog, or your team is, they may win.... they probably won't, but it could happen... I mean, it isn't like they win at the end of everything, is it?

You will meet a person of the opposite sex in a amusing or provocative way... but this will usually not result in a long-term relationship or your involvement in an international drug deal in the next 3 hours.

Your plane may become involved in an incident where the pilot and/or copilots are all taken out for some strange reason... but you will likely not be asked to take the controls unless you've had some flight training.

You will get sick... though in all likelihood vomit will not spray out of your mouth like a garden hose full of creamed corn. Unless you mixed drinks and ate some raw meat... because then anything can happen.

You will get into a fight... but it probably won't be a total bar meltdown with people flying everywhere and pool cues getting broken over someone's head.

Most people know more about computers and how to circumnavigate problems than they let on... though most people couldn't hack into a nuclear war simulation or the NSA.

It is easy to fake insanity... or to hide it. It all depends on the circumstances really.

And in life, you too can have theme music... but you have to have a CD player, car stereo or Ipod.


Arjan said...

good thing you dig around sometimes :)

I think you could probably go on a while haha

MC said...

Well, I have over 300 entries from that first year alone.