Monday, July 13, 2009

The Problem With "The Reader"

Though obviously not a comedy, The Reader has the same that problem that all romantic comedies (except this one) have. In order to enjoy the movie (in order for the movie not to be a complete boring waste of time) you have to care about something that I can't possibly imagine caring about. In the case of the romantic comedy, it's whether the girl and the douchebag get together. In the case of The Reader it's what happens to the illiterate murdering Nazi pedophile. She gets 20 years in jail even though she wasn't *really* the boss (just a murdering Nazi pedophile)? She figures out how to read? Who the fuck cares? She doesn't seem to figure out that child molesting or the holocaust were bad things.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

ask mefi doesn't know funny

I feel like this is one of the funniest things I've ever written and it didn't get favorited once. Why do I care? I don't know but I do.

Why do people all hope we'll find extraterrestrial intelligence? I don't know that either. It's illogical.