Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

What should have been a gentle, relaxing (if hungover) Post-Thanksgiving Friday turned dark and depressing: I watched "L'Age D'Or" followed by "Waltz with Bashir". Both are great films, but today was clearly the wrong day to subject the aching brain to ruminations on morality, politics, wars, massacres and that rather strange lesson on scorpions.

The other films sitting in the queue wouldn't have worked either: Bresson's "Au hasard Balthazar", Fincher's "Zodiac" and Samuel Fuller's "Shock Corridor". Though "a helpless donkey, a serial killer and a patient in a psychiatry ward" is just crying to be spun into a joke or an epic poem or something.

What happened to watching cartoons on weekends?


Space Bar said...

Donkeys squeee! you shoulda watched bresson!

Falstaff said...

"A madman, a donkey and a villain
Were the choices the people were given
So they chose the party
That was totally out to tea
'Cos it was better than voting Republican."

There. A joke, AND an (modestly epic) poem about US politics.

Falstaff said...

P.S. did you hear the one about the killer, the madman and the donkey going to enlist in the US Army? Apparently the other two were fine, but the donkey could only join if he didn't tell about coveting his neighbor's ass.

km said...

Falstaff: that may well be the most insightful commentary on the Tea Party I've read all this month :D (and how about that crazy ass killer, huh?)

SB: Bray-sson, right?