6.16.2005

today i ventured outside of my bubble and stumbled upon mira mesa, the "rowland hts" of SD? anyways i got to eat pho. and then on the way home, passed by the headquarters for gen-probe, diversa, and a genzyme building! gotta love SD for being a biotech badass.

[substitute girlfriend for wife and you kind of get the picture of guys in anguish everwhere...]

Conversations With My Wife: Star Wars

Episode IV: A New Hope

Wife: How does Hans know what Chewybacca is saying?
Me: You mean Han and Chewbacca.
Wife: That's what I said.
Me: No, you said Hans and Chewybacca.
Wife: Whatever. This movie is so stupid.

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Wife: Wait, why did she just kiss him like that? I thought they are brother and sister.
Me: They don't know they're siblings yet. They find out in the next movie.
Wife: I bet she feels really dumb when she finds out.
Me: I don't think so.
Wife: She should.
Me: She was only trying to make Han jealous.
Wife: Then she should have kissed Chewybacca.

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Wife: What are those things called again?
Me: Ewoks.
Wife: They look like teddy bears to me.
Me: Yeah, I can see that. But they're called Ewoks.
Wife: They should just be called teddy bears.
Me: But that wouldn't really fit with the whole feel of the trilogy. I mean you can't have Wookies, droids, Jedi and then teddy bears. That would be totally unrealistic.
Wife: Get me some ice cream.

Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Wife: Who's this kid?
Me: He's Anakin Skywalker. He grows up to be Darth Vader.
Wife: I thought Darth Vader died in the one with the teddy bears.
Me: He did. But this is a prequel, not a sequel. This is Episode I. The one with the teddy bears was Episode VI.
Wife: So they went back in time?
Me: Who?
Wife: The characters.
Me: Well, not really. I mean kind of. This takes place earlier in time than the first three movies. But no actual time travel took place.
Wife: Hmm. Sounds stupid to me.

Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Wife: I don't know which army is good and which is bad.
Me: The clone army is –
Wife: Don't tell me because I wont understand. I don't care anyway.
Me: It's really not that complicated. You see, the clone army –
Wife: (Makes snoring sound.)

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Trailer)

Wife: So is this the last one?
Me: It's the last movie that they're making, yes, but it's the third episode of six.
Wife: God, you've got to be a druid to figure the whole thing out.
Me: A druid?
Wife: Yeah, a robot-guy.
Me: Oh, you mean a droid.
Wife: (Makes jerking-off motion.)


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6.15.2005

batman begins is a damn good movie. not quite the tim burton masterpiece that the first one was, but coming in a close second. los, dont worry about that fire breathing horse, theres a plausible explanation. style is different, but it takes a talented director to take a batman movie seriously and make it work. if u dig away at it all, the movie has got heart and substantial material at its center. and the point is driven through consistently, leaving the viewer feeling satisfied. and we get a little bit of spiderman 1 where its fun seeing a new superhero learn how to use his abilities awkwardly at first. lastly, it was pretty similar to frank miller's batman: year one, which brings back fond elementary school memories when i stayed home on saturday nights to read graphic novels.

favorite parts: gary oldman's great portrayal of a young lt. gordon - pretty much how i pictured it, and the joker card at the end.

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