Every once in a while you come across an article that speaks to you with such depth of truth that it touches your very soul, presenting an argument that uncannily reflects your innermost convictions with such dead-on clarity you’d swear it had been written by your doppelganger. Friends, this morning, I stumbled across just such an article. I present to you Eric Meline’s Top 10 Worst Twist Endings: http://www.scene-stealers.com/top-10/erics-top-10-worst-twist-endings/. All those moronic third act turns and late WTF twists I’ve bitterly complained about over the years – on this blog, at work, at family reunions, while getting directions from complete strangers. Those lame astonishingly imbecilic “surprises” so devoid of reason it makes you angry because you know that, above all else, it’s proof positive that the filmmaker had absolutely no respect for your intelligence. Yes, they’re all here! Ape Lincoln! Saw’s completely pointless end reveal! An alien race with a vulnerability to water that chooses to invade a planet whose surface is 70% water! Even though the article is about a year old, it’s truly timeless.
No work on the script today. Instead, I made roast chicken with truffle butter and citrus breadcrumbs (Thank you, Mr. Ramsay) afterwhich my wife (yes, she survived last night’s expedition) and I headed downtown with the Frenchies. Lulu is terribly out of shape. After eight blocks, she was panting and wheezing so we turned around and I ended up having to carry her back. In retrospect, I think she may have been faking it.
Dentist Day tomorrow for both me and Jelly. At least she’ll be asleep through most of HER visit.
Today’s Destiny pics: Bells and Whistles!