Mindy Memories

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Good grief!

A few minor rants today:

1. One does not need to see the new movie World Trade Center to be a "proud American." This gets so old. Also, just because a person doesn't want to see the movie or doesn't agree with the war in Iraq does NOT mean that the person has forgotten what happened 9/11. No, it just means that maybe that person thinks there was a better way of handling the aftermath and that 9/11 had nothing to do with the war in Iraq.

I think I posted about this a while back, but I don't intend to see this movie in the theater and may some day watch it at home. Just seeing the previews upsets me. I do watch that last DVD of my New York documentary from time to time, and for me that works better than a Hollywood movie. I also know that the actual policemen and their wives were part of the process of making this movie, so I think, although it's Hollywood, it will be fairly accurate to what happened to them. Still, if I see it I will be at home where I will feel free to be emotional.

2. AC/DC and similar music is not going to make people crazy and do things they wouldn't do otherwise. I can understand not wanting a young child wearing a shirt like that, especially when he just likes the look of it and doesn't know who AC/DC is. However, I disagree that it's devil music -- that whole thing gets soooooo old. I listened to, and still listen to, that kind of music and I have yet to grow horns, kill a person, or anything else some people seem to associate with metal. I will admit to, when I was younger, wearing my Metallica t-shirts and heavy black eye makeup to go cross stitch shopping, just to see the reactions lol. I don't like being pigeon-holed and it was my way of getting a bit of a rise out of people, maybe making them think for a split second about their assumptions. I was always very polite and nice and always bought a decent amount of stuff. When I did the same thing at other stores I noticed that I was followed around quite a bit, probably because they thought I'd steal something. At the LNS it was the opposite, because they probably simply thought I was in the wrong store. :)

3. Thewe new H3 commercials are pretty stupid and offensive. The idea that one has to buy one of these gas-guzzling pieces of crap to be a real man or a woman who stands up for herself is stupid. That's the whole problem with some SUV drivers -- notice I said SOME, not ALL. Some of these people get behind the wheel of these monster vehicles and they get a power trip and drive like maniacs and think they own the road and that everybody needs to get out of the way. So now we have a lovely commercial driving that attitude home. Great job.

That is all. I'm sure I'll have more ranting later, the way things already are going on some of my boards.

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  • At 10:02 AM, Blogger Jenn said…

    Yeah, I was quite unhappily surprised to see pre-teen sized pink ACDC shirts at Target yesterday.... and too afraid of what else I'd find to go through the rest of the rack.

  • At 11:46 AM, Blogger Terri said…

    Amen, amen, amen! LOL

    I love how that devil music is okay for the mom though ;)

  • At 6:53 PM, Blogger Darla said…

    Well, yes, of course I'm whacked. After all, I've been listening to the Rolling Stones for over 40 years. Ever heard of "Sympathy for the Devil"?

    And I haven't watched *any*thing on the Towers or 9/11 since they talked to a civil engineer who explained how the buildings fell. Does that make me less patriotic than anyone else? feh! Don't get me started on idiots who start illegal wars.

  • At 12:37 PM, Blogger Christine said…

    I hate Hummers, and I hate those stupid commercials even more. These people can get bent...as I am PROUD to drive a 1999 Ford Escort that gets 35 MPG. Which is also 100% paid for.

    I have no desire to the the WTC movie, either. I don't think I would even Netflix it. I prefer to watch movies that provide an escape from what's going on in the world. When is "Cars" coming out on DVD?

  • At 4:34 PM, Blogger Belinda said…

    Amen, sister!

    Jenn, *pink* AC/DC shirts? That's just so....so wrong!


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