Tuesday, January 11, 2005

how do you sleep at night?

I'm sick. So sick, in fact, that I didn't even try to work today (except answering emails with '!' and related to my 2.0 release, which is in QA). I watched movies instead.

Both movies involved Hugh. Of course. The first was one of my favorites - Sense and Sensibility - for which I heard the audio commentary for the first time. Marvelous.

The second was Two Weeks Notice, which isn't quite up there with Four Weddings and a Funeral, About a Boy, or Love Actually, but also not quite down there with Nine Months or The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain. It does have a few good points though. One, naturally, being that it stars Hugh. Also, it features the Counting Crows version of the song "Big Yellow Taxi" multiple times.

Finally, I have to share some great dialog between the Trump-like George Wade (Grant) and his liberal mother-in-law-to-be, Ruth Kelson (Dana Ivey):

George (talking about his latest building project): "...It is over $50 million in profits."

Ruth: "Nothing personal, but I think it's immoral that any human being should acquire that much wealth. I don't know how you sleep at night!"

George: "Well I have a machine that simulates the sound of the ocean..."

How do we sleep at night?


katie said...

I have this theory that anybody who's rich got that way by ripping somebody else off. ie. There is a set amount of wealth in this world, and the natural state of things would be for everyone to have the same amount. Therefore, if you have more than other people, you've got part of someone's share.
If I were to think about it, no I wouldn't sleep either. I just tune into the magical world of television...

Tabita said...

Katie, friend - you are the coolest!