Friday, July 15, 2005

Inconsiderate Talking Man

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Things This One Girl Sitting Near Me in a Movie Theater Said Out Loud When One of the Characters Was Shown Pulling Into a Gas Station.

Okay, I know I should "Just quit it already with the McSweeney's, lady!" but this reminded me of something. When K took me out to see Revenge of the Sith, we had this talky dork sitting behind us. We were sitting through Padme's birthing scene (which, WHATEVER, I did not pay 10 AMERICAN DOLLARS to watch Natalie Portman PRETEND to experience the pain of childbirth by merely squinting and whimpering just so they could hold up the babies and announce their names clinically. No one holding her hand. No warmth or love. No screaming and squirming even, COME ON! It just made me want to slap George Lucas. HARD.) and when they held up little Leia and announced her name, this idiot actually said, "Oooh. Leia!"

I wanted to slap him, too.

8 comments:

Neil said...

wow, stupidity knows no bounds

was he surprised? expecting her to just pop out a little chewbacca instead of leah?

or did the movie impress him with its accurate depiction of the miracle of life? that might be even more pathetic

J. Morgan Caler said...

You have to understand that birth was different a long time ago... in a galaxy far, far away...

Neil said...

remember that time we all misspelled Princess Leia's name, and Lindsay was really embarassed for us?

that was a funny time

E.A.P said...

Was that a crack, Neil? Because I totally did not spell check and that SERVES G. LUCAS RIGHT! Plus, when I go back and correct the spelling, generations who read this after our time will think you're full of boring stories, instead of knowing you're the wise individual who corrects my spelling with a bon mot. Oh, yes, I AM cruel!

Anonymous said...

As I recall, he actually leaned over to the person next to him before the first baby and said 'Luke' in a sort of "I've got it going on" voice. When he said 'oooh, Leia' it was definitely a suprised tone. This confirms that he was a mere movietalker, and not a card-carrying nerd movietalker.

Mair said...

Last night, we went to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and some JERK was doing all kinds of crap all over the screen with his or ler laser pointer. I mean, who thinks that is cool???? NO ONE!!! Keep your red light off the Oompa Loompa, JERK!!!

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Neil said...

that's really annoying

especially because the movie was so awesome