Saturday, August 04, 2007

The Non-Conformist Cult Radio Show 10/12/01 B

Since the film 300 came out in the theaters, I had been wanting to see it. I tried to see it in the theaters, but it just didn’t happen.

On Thursday, I was to have dinner with my friend and frequent commenter on this here blog, Christine.

First of all, I had an incredibly turdy day… Everyone kept changing my plans for me. I didn’t get upset or anything like that, I simply let it roll off my back like flour on a duck’s back… Or something like that.

I did a bad thing… I pushed back the time to meet up with Christine so that I could wash away some of the day with the brews at Natty Greene’s. It seemed that some of the folks that I work with also had a day full of excrement. Doug, Heather, Weather Dave, and myself met up with friends for a few adult beverages.

I was supposed to meet up with Christine at 7 O’clock and when I finally looked at the time on my cell phone… I found that I was late. I gave her a call, downed the remainder of my alcohol, and hit the road.

We had ditched our original plan of meeting up at Barberito’s (did I misspell that?) and went with watching 300 at her place after grabbing some take-out.

Cool! I could watch the movie and take it off my Netflix queue. I would finally get to see it!

We grabbed some Golden Dragon and for the first time ever, I tried an egg roll. Surprisingly, I found it delicious. We fired up 300 and boredom quickly set in…

Visually, the film was stunning and eye-catching. But all that CGI stuff got old after about 15 minutes. Here’s a picture of me watching 300



The special effects were cool, but the film just fell flat on its face when it came to character development.

But if you’re looking for a new movie to play a drinking game with… 300 would be a good choice! Every time you hear the words “Sparta” and “Spartans”, take a big drink. Within the first 45 minutes you should be at the point where you no longer care how boring 300 is.

Bottoms up and happy viewing!

And on a rather sad note… I had no idea that the graphic novel (which I have read) and movie was based on an actual historical event. Yeah… I will admit my ignorance. After spending many hours watching as much of the History Channel that I have… How could I have missed this event?

Why didn’t I hear about it in school?

Perhaps it was due to one of the same reasons that I tired of 300… I got tired of hearing about Sparta and Spartans. Those A-holes were real gung ho about all that Sparta crap. There’s only so much of that proud type of brainwashing that I can take.

I still can’t wrap my brain around how I missed all that… Oh well… I’m having another Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat. And oddly, when you take a swig, it tastes like a mouthful of Post Fruity Pebbles.

1 comment:

  1. I've said it before and I'll take the time now to say it again. "300" suuucked! I hate that movie with the fire of 300 fiery suns! Oh man, it sucked. I watched it with a friends who thinks it's great, and the longer it went on the angrier I got. I won't even give it props for being visually stunning, because whatever that style of film is, I hate it. Boo, 300, boo!

    And this is coming from someone who loves anything Classic-related (I majored in it, after all. Totally useless in the real world, but if Latin ever comes back in style, I'll be leg up on most folks.) and is happy whenever it makes to to any kind of screen. "Gladiator" is my co-favorite movie. I saw "Alexander" on opening day. (And when I bought it, I made the salesperson hunt down the right version, so that I got the original theatrical cut and not the "people are sensitive" de-gayed one.) I even own "Troy" which, before 300 held it down in the basement of recently-made Greek/Roman-themed movies. (I hated it for it's deviance from the actual plot of the Iliad.) "300" made "Troy" look like "Gladiator".

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