Seriously.  It was like eating a pack of Newports.

Today’s movie-themed question –

4 thoughts on “May 27, 2020: Worst snack ever!

  1. I don’t even know what recycled cigarette filters taste like. LOL
    Did you puke?

  2. omygoodness I am sotired my dementiadadhas keeptmeupthe pasthreenights .if he doesntsleepagain tonight iampackinghim upandtaking himto the nearestfirestationand droppinghim off. .if theytakebabiesnoquestions asked,surely they will takemy dementiadadtoo right?

    also I have red doritos are the worst thing you could ever eat as they are not even food ,so you could be right about that recycled cigabrett filters

  3. Joe,
    it looks like you were ahead of the curve with the mask wearing !

    “Professor Greenhalgh, professor of primary care at the University of Oxford, is among more than 100 signatories to an open letter calling for everyone to don protective masks in public places.
    Other signatories include The Lancet editor-in-chief Dr Richard Horton, Dr Jeff Drazen, professor of medicine at Harvard University, US, and virologist and Nobel Laureate Dr Harold Varmus from Weill Cornell Medicine.
    Their letter refers to a preprint paper released earlier this month called Face Masks Against COVID-19: An Evidence Review.
    Written by virologists, epidemiologists and infectious disease experts from across the world, it says that in conjunction with other measures, widespread public mask use could “bring effective reproduction number [of COVID-19] beneath 1.0, halting the growth of the pandemic”.
    “We recommend that mask use requirements are implemented by governments, or when governments do not, by organisations that provide public-facing services, such as transit service providers or stores, as ‘no mask, no service’ rules.”

  4. Hmm, nothing comes to mind. The only thing I liked was a kind of a remake or new take on Sleeping Beauty from Disney in their film in 2014 of Maleficent.

    When I was little watching the old Disney movies, ‘true love’ I used to think was the province of the beautiful and elite. I thought to be loved you needed to be beautiful. I saw when Prince Phillip kissed Aurora, his ‘true love’ was based on little more than the fact; she was lovely.

    In Maleficent Young Stefan and Maleficent seem to play out that old Disney theme in the beginning. Maleficent is beautiful, loving and caring to all the creatures of the Moor. Stefan happens along like Disney Princes before him and by chance discovers her. They become friends, and in time he bestows a kiss on Maleficent representing his ‘true love’. Maleficent the movie turned that definition of true love on its head. Prince Phillip in this story failed, his infatuation wasn’t recognized as love. Instead it was the kiss of Maleficent who had watched over Aurora protected and made sure she survived childhood. Hers was the spell-breaking real kiss of true love. I really, really relished that twist.

    Disney stories also imbued me as a kid with a sense that people were either inherently good or bad. In our culture all things were innocent in the beginning, growing into good or bad is your choice.
    Maleficent was like most people – both. Maleficent when she was younger she was innocent, loving and a powerful protector. But then she was betrayed by her friend; Stefan. Stefan chose to do her evil that he might be King and have all the power that that title gave him. Stefan slipped Maleficent the equivalent of a medieval roofie, he violated her, blooded her, cut her wings and stripped her of her greatest joy; flight and the freedom it gave her. In doing so he deeply wounded a large part of who she was. His was an act equivalent to rape.

    Maleficent turned. Once a strong, powerful protector of the weak, she became instead an overbearing ruler of her domain and suppressed the freedom of many of the creatures in the moor to be their natural selves. The moors became then a dark place. And there’s a truth; it’s the nature of evil, to make its victims in its own image. People who are wounded and take the path of hatred and revenge; tend to do to others the wrongs done to them. With deep pain you either can help others through their pain via empathy/understanding/passion or transmit your pain onto others. Something akin to misery likes company I guess.

    If I had a child I would use Maleficent to illustrate another truth; the oppressor hates those they wrong. When I see America – that image of George Floyd under the boot of a white bullying power. Really that’s the picture of America – ongoing hatred of those they’ve always abused. The abuser/oppressor will hate you and seek to paint you as ugly, inherently evil and deserving of every unjust act they to do to you.

    That’s what I liked about the ending. Stefan and Maleficent were face to face fighting it out on the high tower. Both faces were reflections of the same hatred they were exactly the same kind of creature. Then she paused and in the briefest of moments seem to recognize that she was looking at a mirror image. And in that moment – she turned. She put her hatred aside and turned away. She changed just like that.

    It’s interesting ages ago when I was a kid I was studying the translations of the Aramaic version of the old and new testaments. One of the words ‘repentance’ was very different to christian interpretations of doing penitence, or feeling remorse etc. It simply meant to turn – if you recognize you’re on a crappy pathway, turn around.

    For me, this was a far better “Sleeping Beauty” story to tell children. Evil isn’t always evil, good isn’t always good. True love is more than just a pretty face, imperfect heroines can have power and courage as we watched her charge into fortresses of burning iron and danger. We can undo a wrong. We can be villains or heroes, either is in us, and it’s always in us to choose.

    It’s why I’m a perennial fan of Dark Matter.

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