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A Very Sad Ship

Wow, things were pretty different back in the 90s, weren't they? Lol. Seriously, though, there's nothing like history for drama, and this is almost a case study in why I don't like drama the way that I used to.... I mean, I like Spanish guys! (".... A todos!") And even Americans! ("I'm trying to drink my brandy at the end of a long day.") {And, to be honest, you could really have a lot of fucking *fun* with this movie-- the only thing better than the whole 'tengo la camisa negra' angle is the whole friend-ship thing, which I thought was hilarious.... Because I always thought that friendship was the best ship, you know....}

I mean, I would really have rather seen the one that Morgan Freeman was in with that Hispanic cashier, ("Ten Items Or Less", I think), or any of his comedies.... It's just that this was what was on. To be honest, I think that this is basically a waste of his talent, in almost the same way that his science show is basically a waste of his talent.

Although I'll admit that it was funny when the lawyer guy had that look on his face and then said, "But Christ lost."

"And what about Dung-Scraper?"

"I have a terrible feeling that he speaks for us."


Addendum: And, you know, sometimes I speculate about how many people get turned off to Jane Austen, just because she was English, back in the era of evil.... But I think that you ought to see how absurd that is, once you notice that the British naval officer is virtually the only respectable man in the entire five-act play....

And, you know: this isn't the first time that I've thought that maybe, (no disrespect intended to that bloke Washington), that maybe American independence-- *so early*, at least-- was actually just a big giant mistake.... We could have just bit the bullet, and dealt with the British stamps, and the British post office, and the Royal Navy. ("Washingon DC: Taxation Without Representation." Yeah, well, maybe they should rebel....)

{And why is Washington DC okay? Isn't it.... *gasp*! *Virtual representation*! *laughs* And anyway, there were probably more *Irish* MPs in Parliament, than there were English ones.... It's not as though London were the capital of *Spain*! Or *France*, even! Let alone *Prussia*! Ha! The Prussians were practically like Mr Saber here.... *sans the excuse*!}

And the abolition of slavery, and God Save the King & Queen, and Jane Austen.

*shrugs* I mean, look at what we have to put up against that-- the fanatical Christ-y abolitionist with a martyrdom complex, as well as other sorts that were even worse....

I mean, when Morgan Freeman asked the rhetorical question about what the Founders, (blessed be their holy names), left undone, I almost wanted to say-- The Cherokees! We have to wipe out the Cherokees! (And then jump around from combat to lawyering, remembering-combat to legal crap, legal stuff to political stuff, and then just jump around from the legal to the political to the historical.... Historical! Ha!)

I mean, something like *Appaloosa* is the most *American* sort of aspect of America, do you see that? Not that I love everything Greek, but.... Provincial tastes are not always the most....

I mean, Wal-Mart came from the interior, Arkansas I think, and the founder sounded to me like he had that Atticus Finch personality type-- provincial and bookish, and that's (almost) great, but....

*Macy's* is practically *British*; the magic of Macy's is virtually *English class*....

*wipes eyes* Does any of that make sense?

..... And, anyway, this is why there's a "scarcity of gentlemen" on the dance floor, they're all doing shit like this.... Ok, look-- Mr Officer & Mr Saber, you can go dance with Kitty & Lydia, Mr Freeman, you can go take a spin with Elizabeth.... But what about Jane? Are any of these guys worth Jane's time.... Well, no, but they'll be enough here to keep *Mary* busy-- for months!

Although I do admit that Mr Baldwin should be able to give *Mr Collins* a run for his money!


Added by charidotes20
6 years ago on 9 August 2012 14:02