Friday, November 27, 2009

Lessons from a movie: beware, and practice at dodgeball

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Hoo-boy, sneakin' in under the wire on this one! Busy day with shopping in the downtown area, going back to the downtown with Mr. Kluges to visit an antiques store without the girls, a couple of brisk walks to work off some of yesterday's calories, playing with a remote control car in the cul-de-sac and a lovely early show, also sans girls.

Now, I don't know if you're planning on seeing 2012, which is the movie we saw (I'd link to it now, but with dial-up, it'd take a while & it's late), but if you've seen any of the trailers or previews, you'll know it's an end-of-the-world disaster movie.

I'll try not to be too spoiler-y, but feel free to stop reading if you're planning on seeing the movie... On the way back to my folks', Mr. Kluges and I started making a(n incomplete) list of some of the things with which characters had near misses.

Trying not to give too much away, but the list included:
  • cars
  • buildings (while in a car AND separately while in planes)
  • a cement truck
  • a train
  • airplanes
  • mountains
  • not-the-real Eiffel Tower
  • the Pacific Ocean
  • newly-formed volcanic stuff
  • fireballs from the above
  • more mountains
  • lots of buildings
  • hydraulics
  • sealing-things-off partitions
  • gates/ramps
Note: This list does not include things crumbling away beneath them, but that was definitely also a hazard.

So, things I've learned from this movie - play a lot of dodgeball & bumper cars to hone those avoidance skills; learn to fly a plane; crazies are sometimes right; once is chance, twice is coincidence, three times is conspiracy and several dozen times is this movie.

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