Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Brad Pitt

I am so relieved that I did not die yesterday. As far as I am aware, there was no point that I was near death, yet I am glad that fate did not strike nonetheless.

There are moments in life that you regret. Even if you do not regret them, there are some moments that you can never get back or never change. Once those moments occur, they are set in time like Jimmy Hoffa in Giant's Stadium. There's no getting them out. The following is one such moment in time that was firmly Hoffa'ed in place with no way to extract.

The scene: FLMNG1 is still in the shop getting new tires and other tender loving care. Mad Dog has class. I need a ride to work and he wins the privilege of getting up early to give me that ride. I wake him up and we get in the truck headed for my office.

On the way to the office we chat about many things. Recently we have been watching movies in the evening; great modern classics mostly such as Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2. On this occasion, I suggested that we watch one of my favorite movies - Legends of the Fall.

As we turned into the driveway, this was the dialogue that ensued:

Me: Have you ever seen "Legends of the Fall"?

Mad Dog: No. I've heard a lot about it, but have never seen it.

Me: It is Brad Pitt at his dreamiest.

Mad Dog: Brad Pitt is ALWAYS dreamy. (yes, he emphasized "always")

At which point I clambered out of the truck and headed in to the building. It struck me at this point that we never even said good bye or have a nice day to each other. The conversation just simply ended right there.

I am so relieved those were not our last words.

71 Comments:

Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

I love Legends of the Fall and although I don't really drool over Brad Pit (yes, he is good looking, but I don't really drool over him) I did with this movie.

My husband is better looking than Brad Pitt. And so are you, Pinky.

8:05 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger DorianGray1854 provided this enlightening comment...

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8:15 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger DorianGray1854 provided this enlightening comment...

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8:17 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

I have seen the advertisements for this movie and considered going to it on Sunday while the rest of the family went to see Transamerica...

But the times didn't coordinate very well, so I passed. I do want to see that movie. Anthony Hopkins is fantastic.

PDD - Brad Pitt is not just dreamy, he is a very good actor. Like Clint Eastwood, there are only a couple of Brad Pitt movies that aren't very good (or so I hear). I have never seen Seven Years in Tibet - which I hear is one of those less than good films.

A River Runs Through It - Awesome.
Fight Club - fantastic.

8:27 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger DorianGray1854 provided this enlightening comment...

Legends of the Fall and MD hasn't seen it. What kind of movie buff is he? I agree. Anthony Hopkins is awsome in that movie, I realy want to see Anthnoy's new movie The Worlds Fastest Indian. It is about a 68 year old Burt Munro who still holds a speed record set in the 1960s on his classic Indian Motorcycle, being a biker yourself I think you would get a bang out of this flick. It is an indie film so you may have to search for theaters that are playing. The Bijou campus theater is the only one playing it here, however Im sure Pheonix is much hipper than I.C. and it wont be much of a problem. Here is a link to the trailer: http://www.apple.com/trailers/magnolia/theworldsfastestindian

8:28 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger garrett provided this enlightening comment...

Seven Year in Tibet is only bad because Brad tries to have an accent. There are actors who can do it. He is not one of them (neither is Keanu Reeves who is also somewhat dreamy).

I think I saw that movie in a theatre. And I think I liked it well enough despite the accent.

8:39 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger Jesus Toast provided this enlightening comment...

I am not saying anything here as fact, but Hoffa's body was ground up in a local meat processing plant in Hamtramck, Michigan.

If you think any self respecting hitter would leave an entire body somewhere as high-profile as a sports arena, and not just get rid of the body so it would never be found, well then you don't know us very well at all.

Um. Other than that, I agree Brad Pitt is dreamy.

8:46 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

First, it appears that my good friend Dorian's post is transient. It jumps from place to place without any consideration given to time or continuity.

Second - Garrett, Keanu is a terrible actor. He was good in Bill and Ted and that was it. He can't do any sort of accent other than "surfer guy."

Toast - while I do not disagree with your assertion regarding Hoffa, that would not have lent itself to my analogy at all. I could not have said, "Once those moments occur, they are ground up into chunks of meat and gristle like Jimmy Hoffa." - it just wouldn't make any sense. I guess I could have said that those moments are frozen in time like Ted Williams head...

I'll try to remember that one for next time.

Thanks.

8:55 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger drunkbh provided this enlightening comment...

This is one of my favorite movies. Yes, Brad Pitt is hottt in this movie but I have more of a thing for Adain Quinn. What makes this movie great is that it has everything. It's the kind of movie that a man could take a date to or his best friend and still not feel dumb. I can't tell you my favorite scene of the movie or it will ruin the ending.(This is the only movie that I can think of that I even have a favorite scene.)

8:55 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger DorianGray1854 provided this enlightening comment...

Sorry about that. I had to make an alteration:-p

9:15 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Yes. I agree. Brad Pitt is also a very good actor and not just a pretty face. Fight club was spectacular. Although I drooled over Edward Norton more than I did Brad Pitt.

Keanu Reeves has no business in the acting business. He is better suited at the post office. Or better yet, should be shot and pissed on.

9:27 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

PDD - don't be quite so hard on Keanu. There are roles for him. He would have made a good Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and he made a great Bill (or was he Ted? - who gives a shit?!?!)

He was also tolerable in Point Break only because everyone around him sucked too.

As long as he is playing a surfer dude, he is just fine.

I also thought he was fair in the first Matrix. Unfortunately, they made the second and the third Matrices. (Erin, please confirm that is the plural of Matrix - I am still reeling from the realization that I did not know the plural for clitoris).

9:40 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger garrett provided this enlightening comment...

Keanu should not have tried for the accent in Dracula. That's for sure.

And all three of the Matrix movies were out of this world. You bastard.

Incidentally, are you saying that Brad Pitt can ACT? I mean better than Keanu? If so, I disagree.

9:48 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

I can confirm that yes, matrices is in fact the plural for matrix.

I am not just your bimbo mistress, you know...

9:49 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Oh no you didn't! Did you just say that all three Matrices were good?

That last one BLEW ASS. I was so disappointed.

The first one set up such a great good/evil - reality/fantasy - man/machine - free choice/divine intervention juxtaposition.

The next two movies lost that theme and turned into car chases, explosions and fights with ghosts.

I was so disappointed in the sequels that I will not even honor your claim with further discussion on this point.

Furthermore - Brad Pitt is far dreamier than Keanu and a far, far superior actor.

PDD - I know you are more than just my bimbo mistress - but remember, being my bimbo mistress is important work also.

10:01 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

You were supposed to be romantic and say, you are not a bimbo. You are not even just a mistress. I love you and I want to take you to Italy and Spain and Greece.

While I enjoyed the first Matrix, I never bothered to watch the sequals. I knew they were going to blow... in a very bad way.

Too many sequals have dissapointed me in the past.

10:16 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

I have grown skeptical of sequals and thus don't really bother with them.

10:17 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger Bloodgood provided this enlightening comment...

If you want to see Brad Pitt at his best check out Johhny Suede or the part of FLoyd in True Romance(great flick)

10:51 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

PDD - how about if we just turn on the Travel Channel while we knock boots in a sleazy motel room? Obviously we will need to find a sleazy motel with free cable television. That could still be romantic.

Bloodgood - is Johnny Suede the name of a movie? I have never heard of it. Who else is in True Romance?

By the way, Garrett - Sweet November - game, set and match. Keanu blows.

11:20 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Alright. But never again in Moosejaw

11:28 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

I thought it was Moose Knuckle? My bad.

"Moose Jaw" just sounded kind of kinky. Who knew it would be a mosquito infested trailer park?!?!

11:43 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger Complete Game provided this enlightening comment...

Matrix 1 rocked so hard, even though 2 and 3 were passable, the need to see the end to 1 pulls 2 and 3 through.

As Bill would say,

fuck

11:48 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Game, I will concede the 2 was passable.

I will also concede that 1 was good enough to force you to go see 2 and 3.

However, I regret seeing 3. It was so bad, that it ruined 1 and 2.

I need to go have that part of my memory erased in the fashion shown on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Wasn't Kate Winslet adorable in that?

11:58 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger garrett provided this enlightening comment...

Christian Slater and Dennis Hopper and Patricia Arquette are in True Romance. So is Balk-ee (or whatever the hell is name is).

Great call, Bloodgood. That movie is the shizazzle. I saw that movie at least 10 times in the theatre.

Best Line: "Do I look like a blonde with big tits and an ass that tastes like French Vanilla ice cream?"

Flamingo: Regarding Matrix 2 and Matrix 3, you are significantly over-critizing the movies. If you didn't appreciate how the theme was developed that's on you, buddy. My take is that the bedrock principles of each movie developed the theme beautifully and intelligently. And the car chase scene in Matrix 2 and the cloning Agent Smith fight scene in Matrix 3 (or 2?) were fantastic.

I did not think the parts in the secret city (hell, I can't even remember the name of it) were important or effective. I also did not think the distractions of the romantic relationships of non-Neo/Trinity characters was beneficial.

But as far as following the thread of the point of the bedrock ideas underlying the first movie, Matrix 2 and Matrix 3 did pursue those ideas to a very satisfying conclusion. To suggest otherwise is absurd. I suggest you watch them again before you embarrass yourself further.

Appropriate quote (Young Guns): You better hand it back son, before I spank your little bottom blue.

(And yes, PDD, you can watch!)

11:58 AM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

You will need to do more than watch because Garrett will not be handing out that kind of punishment without assistance.

The name of the underground/hidden city was Zion - in keeping with the Biblical imagery.

I wanted nothing more than to see them all killed by the end of the movie. Trinity should have died the first time Trinity died.

Jada Pinkett Smith was terrible. That whole portion of the film should be removed, killed and pissed on in PDD/Keanu fashion.

I absolutely refuse to go back and watch that piece of trash Matrix 3 a second time. I am still fighting the gag reflex from the first time.

12:16 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Athough I haven't seen Matrix 2 or 3, I will take Pinky's word that they were horrible since it is now clear that he has good taste evidenced by the fact that he thinks Kate Winslet was adorable in Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind.

Garrett:
I accept the offer, thank you. However, you only get five minutes and then he's mine. I will consider allowing you to watch depending on the light provided at that given time.

12:17 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger garrett provided this enlightening comment...

You said you weren't going to talk about it anymore. I see you were wrong about that too.

12:18 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

I said I wouldn't talk about it any further knowing that it would suck you into discussing it further.

You have fallen into my evil trap only to find yourself defending a terrible and disappointing movie that was watched by millions of suckers like me that went only because the first one was so intriguing and well done.

Did you find the imagery of the penis like robot machines penetrating the walls of Zion and then releasing millions of robot sperm exciting in some way? Was that supposed to somehow symbolize fertilization? Gaahh! Oh, how it sucked.

You have to admit that the Trinity death scene was close to the least interesting film sequence in the history of film. The first time she died, at least she had the manners to do it quickly.

I am trying to give away as much of the film as I can remember so that I ruin it for anyone who hasn't seen it, thus preventing them from having any desire to spend two hours of their life on this turd of a film.

Consider this a public service.

12:30 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger The Velvet Fog provided this enlightening comment...

People! People!

You are over-analyzing The Matrix.
Let me break it on down for you:

Carrie Anne Moss + Black Leather/Spandex or whatever the hell it was.

The fact that there were other things going on around this joy of joys is irrelevant.

12:35 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger garrett provided this enlightening comment...

There has never been, in the history of cinema, a better use of celluloid (unless this film was made with digital equipment, in which case you take my point) than the Agent Smith scene at the end of Matrix 3. With Neo lying in the big pit in the rain.

Neo is humanity.

To suggest otherwise is grossly negligent.

12:39 PM, February 22, 2006  
Anonymous Bill provided this enlightening comment...

JUST PUT THE FUCKING LOTION IN THE BASKET!!!!!

12:42 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger Captain Carl provided this enlightening comment...

Arrrr......Martix 3 pile o' shit matey.....that be no way ta end a decent series......Matrix 2 way to Gratuitous with fight scenes and crap love story.........
Johnny Suede is an excellent movie by director Tom Decilo(sp) watch all this guys movies......every one be good.........Brad Pitts funniest part in my book.........
True Romance........Christopher Walkins and Dennis Hoppers scene is the Shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:45 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Fine - it represents humanity...humanity in a puddle in a pit in the rain. So what?

We had to sit through 4 hours of contrived crap to come to humanity?

I think they could have compressed 2 and 3 into one decent movie and made a compelling statement.

The parts were all there to make a good movie. Instead they chose to make two bad ones.

12:51 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger DorianGray1854 provided this enlightening comment...

I agree with Flamingo and Bloodgood, Only the first Matrix was anything worth a shit. I don't know how you can talk about True Romance without mentioning the other three great performances: The best being Christopher Walkin, Val Kilmer and Gary Oldman who were especially wonderful. Johnny Suede Rocks!! Nick Cave is the shit in that movie. I must say I liked other Keanu movies. My Own Private Idaho is awsome and I enjoyed The Devil's advocate, his acting is not so top notch in the later of the two but Al Pacino is fucking great.
If anyone wants to see an awsome movie in film noir I highly recomend: Elevator to the Gallows, I just saw it at our local arthouse theater and I must say it was fucking great too!! Its an oldie and is all in subtitles but well worth your 88 minutes. Anyone who wathces it is doing themselves a favor!!!

1:04 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger DorianGray1854 provided this enlightening comment...

"Marty, you know what we
got here? Motherfuckin' Charles Bronson."
"He must of thought it was white boy day. It ain't white boy day, is it?"

1:16 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger garrett provided this enlightening comment...

Holy cow, I did forget those scenes. That ain't right. I should be shot.

I still think the vanilla ice cream line is more memorable.

(At least for me, it clearly is.)

1:29 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger DEATH provided this enlightening comment...

How did I get over here?

I love changing topics!

Check out Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Its possibly best movie this year.
I predict it to be a huge sleeper success.

There you have it, straight from the boney jaws of Death himself.

1:32 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger Bloodgood provided this enlightening comment...

Thanks Garrett!

FLMG-You need to go rent True Romance Tonight!!!!!!!

1:41 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

You guys all need to check out "Everyone Needs Therapy" if you haven't seen it already.

Pinky:
We can watch it in the sleezy hotel room while you have a cigar and I have a smoke.

Please do not suggest yellowknife this time around...

1:55 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger The Velvet Fog provided this enlightening comment...

I eat the pussy, I eat the asshole, I eat every mother fucking thing.

3:08 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger Complete Game provided this enlightening comment...

As usual, Garrett's spot on.

Why, why, why Mr. Anderson? Why do you do it? Why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you're fighting FOR something? Can you tell me what is it? Do you even know?

3:11 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Velvet Fog:
Dont get me started.

You are well respected in my eyes.

3:45 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger Erin O'Brien provided this enlightening comment...

I do not want to do Brad Pitt.

I wanted to do Bob Woodruff. But Bush has gone and effed that up for the time being.

Eff.

6:07 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

George Bush made Matrix 3 suck.

Eff.

Even if you don't want to do Brad, you have to admit that he is dreamy.

8:00 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger Slightly to the Right provided this enlightening comment...

Brad Pitt is always dreamy, and he's always good in whatever movie he's in, even if the movie sucked.

You get a cookie if you figure out who this is....archnemesis!

8:10 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Damn you AB. I will find you and make you pay for every transgression you have ever committed against me you son of a...

I know who you are and I know just what I am going to do the next time I see you.

8:15 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger The Phoenix provided this enlightening comment...

He did those fight scenes so well in Troy. Really - the guy kicked ass.

Brad Pitt is actually a very very good actor.

8:16 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Pinky:
Are you doing another one of your interns again??

As for what you are going to do to slightly to the right/AB the next time you see him/her... would it happen to involve cigars??

9:05 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

That son of a bitch deserves worse than the cigar treatment.

He is my arch nemesis and I will not sleep until he is stopped.

9:20 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

How may I assist?

Please include an interesting and exciting activity attached to your suggestions...

10:03 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

I take the request for interesting and exciting suggestions back.

Slightly to the right/AB:
Since you are a fairly conservative person and a certified Republican, do they make you wear suspenders when they bend you over?

Pinky:
I would like you to get a good night sleep as soon as possible. Idealy for you, how may I assist?

10:35 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger YellowSock provided this enlightening comment...

I have not yet seen Brokeback Mountain but I imagine it to be much like the conversation you described.

And Brad was dreamiest in Fight Club...wearing the rubber gloves.

12:38 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger Slightly to the Right provided this enlightening comment...

psychic dumb-dumb:
No, they lower my taxes instead of my pants. Oh, and I heard you went and elected a new Conservative government up north. Congratulations!


....And flamingo1 will never be able to sleep knowing that I'm constantly plotting his doom!

12:45 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger jungle jane provided this enlightening comment...

i want to do axl rose

3:30 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Slightly to the right/AB:
Then you can buy me an Ipod. I believe I would make better use of it than you would.

Yes. We have a robot as a Prime Minister. I am not going to knock him until he needs to be. I will give him a chance. That's just how I roll.

I expect the Ipod delivered to my front door step within 2 weeks.

8:03 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Janie:
Why do Axl Rose when you can do Pinky?

As well as Janie, you are my rock star too Pinky.

Now pull it out!

8:05 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger Eve provided this enlightening comment...

Mingo- the fact that you think Brad is sexy is turning me on... ;)

8:40 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

NWG makes a good point.

9:00 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

NWG and PDD - I am secure enough to be able to say that Brad Pitt is dreamy. I wish I looked like Mr. Pitt because then I would probably have a shot with either one of you (or maybe even both at the same time). Alternatively, perhaps you two could just close your eyes and pretend that you are with Brad while I pretend to be Brad. I am certain I could provide simultaneous and multiple feelings of disappointment for you.

10:04 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger Eve provided this enlightening comment...

It's ok Mingo... I would fuck his Baby's Mama in a heartbeat ;).

Angelina is SEXAAY!

10:15 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

I would pay money to watch...and even more to participate.

10:18 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Pinky:
You don't have to look like Brad Pitt to have a shot with me. You already do. I don't want to share you with NWG. And I don't want to have to go shopping for LV bags with your daughter. I hate shopping.

Now I want you to shoot me.

I give you full permission to wear a yellow dish glove if it makes you feel more sexy.

10:23 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger crallspace provided this enlightening comment...

Hmmm... quite an end to the talk...

Brad Pitt has been looking like shit lately. His hairstyle and face makes him look like a beginning meth head.

10:31 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

lol. Crall you're hilarious.

10:44 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Just wanted to bring it up to 65.

Hello sexy!

12:41 PM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger Bloodgood provided this enlightening comment...

Thats good work! I get to be Route 66. I just hate scrolling all the way down.

Flmg-its time for a new post

1:24 PM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Yes. I agree. Let's see more of you. You are delicious pinky.

I love you too much.

1:58 PM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

68

2:08 PM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

69

2:08 PM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

70 YAY!

2:08 PM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

You guys are nuts! I'm working on it!

4:13 PM, February 23, 2006  

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