[rescue] Bad UPS II: The Sad Mac

Peter abuse at cabal.org.uk
Thu Oct 6 09:25:46 CDT 2005

Wes Will <wwill at siu.edu> wrote:
>>> card through your door before legging it".
>> *sigh*
>> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038854/
> give up, mike. it's a losing battle, they're too young and
> culturally disconnected. you either have to have been there, or be
> hooked into all of that "oldie moldie" stuff because of personal
> interest or vocation.

I wasn't aware that I was supposed to comment on what was, after all,
a fairly obvious film reference. So I just took it literally and made
a joke (or it would be if it wasn't dangerously accurate) about Parcel
Farce's typical delivery methods.

> besides, they probably thought it was a bad and boring flick anyway,
> no "action" blood, guts, or gore.

Actually, I find those sort of films dull. You've seen one, you've
seen them all. the majority of my collection could be described as
arthouse, I suppose, spanning most of the history of cinema.

You want a film that scary for a reason other than to satisfy a need
for gore? "The War Game", produced by the BBC and then immediately
banned by the government for being too fatalistic. (On a related note,
"Threads" has just been re-released, at least in Region 2. But why
Sheffield rather than Redditch, I ask myself?)

> bad, boring, just like those other bad and boring flicks, dr.
> zhivago and citizen kane.

Can't say I've seen those particular two, mind. Unless they wander
past cheaply on DVD, I'm unlikely to catch them on TV, since even the
once-great BBC seems to have descended into mostly "reality" TV,
makeover shows and unfunny "comedies". I think I'd rather read a book.

However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police.
								- Quentin Crisp

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