Monday, January 26, 2009

Stickboy '...Sings My Songs'


What was the strangest text message you ever received? Was it by someone you don’t know?

I got one last Thursday around 7:30pm. Here’s what it said…

“Hey its andrew are car got robbed”

My first thought was to correct the Andrew’s spelling, but I quietly let it pass. Andrew sent me another message a few minutes later that had a bunch of “FWD’s” in front of this…

“this is andrew our car got stolen make sure to lock your doors”

It seemed to me that this Andrew had my number in his phone. I don’t know any Andrews except one… My cousin Andy. And I know that he doesn’t have my number. Hell, he doesn’t even really keep in touch with the rest of his family.

A thought occurred to me… What if this Andrew calls me up in the middle of the night?

I decided to send Andrew a text back…

“Thank you for the warning and I’m sorry that your car was stolen. But I have no idea who you are.”

What do you think that joker did?

He called me.

I sent him straight to voicemail to give him a clue, but he called again. I didn’t answer and I haven’t heard anything from him since. Perhaps I should keep his number and give him “silence” as a ringer.

--As some of you may know, I’m a sucker for just about any 3D film. I saw My Bloody Valentine 3-D with Jamie on the Sunday of its opening weekend.

I’ve never seen the original (nor do I want to) and I’m still having problems understanding what a homicidal miner has to do with Valentine’s Day. The guy just goes berserk seemingly because some high school kids want to venture into the mines while consuming large amounts of alcohol. You know… One of those cautionary tells of some bad things happening to folks because they’re doing “bad” things.

The cinematography was too dark for all of the 3D effects to be truly stunning. Oh there were some cool things… Especially with the fully naked woman running around for five minutes or more, the pickaxe through the windshield, and the eyeball seemingly poking through the screen. But the movie substantiated my belief that underwater and horror films don’t make good 3D flicks.

My one sentence review on Netflix… “The 3D effects were the only things that gave this film any depth.” I gave it 2 out of 5 stars.

If you’re a fan of 3D movies, it’s worth a look. But if you want a story with decent acting, find something else.

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