July 24th, 2007

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Hostile to Jigsaw Puzzles

You know it's not often I decide to do something normal, but this winter I felt like warm nights in, and a bit of small amusement - so I bought a jigsaw puzzle.

Now my darling partner added his input at the purchasing stage, and thought that a black and white jigsaw would be great. Let me just say, there is a reason you get them in colour.

Anyway, my sweet little cat Bella was obsessed by the pieces, and was seen rummaging. I of course blame her when certain pieces seem hard to find. Then my friend Ronnie comes in drunk one night, and pieces (stolen at an earlier time) come flying from his pockets. He promises they are all back, but a few days later, owns up to three more, but not a piece with a black line through it.

So on the weekend, I finally finish the puzzle - less four missing pieces - and I blame both Bella and Ronnie. Monday afternoon, I put the pieces in the box, and the box in the bin - what's the point in keeping 996 pieces of a 1000 piece puzzle I think?

Monday night my partner brings the mail in - and guess what is in it?

Friends - please add "HOSTILE TO JIGSAW PUZZLES" to your resumes. And there I was trying to be normal.
Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Review - The Simpsons Movie

We braved the cold for the premiere of The Simpsons Movie - and after being snapped by paparazzi (David Morgan) on the YELLOW carpet, and stuffed with free Krispy Cremes, Popcorn, Choc-Tops and Coke, we settled in for a very funny movie. The Simpsons Movie is so postmodern it even began by dealing with the obvious question - why you'd come and pay to see something at the movies that you can watch for free at home on television - except of course, we didn't pay. But if you had, it would have been funny.

Kinky line of the movie: "Why do the ones I whip always leave me?" Homer Simpson

It's funny, it's intertextual, and it takes lots of random stabs at religion, leadership ("I was elected to LEAD not to READ" ) and senior moments (like our stumbling  "old, desperate & sneaky" Prime Minister John Howard's fall today). In fact in lots of ways (like the plethora of gay moments), it felt like it was more successful as an adult movie than one for children.

If you like The Simpsons, you're bound to enjoy this - I'm not an ardent fan, but I laughed a lot.
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