Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Caribbean Clerks Click

Just to let you know what it's like having young children...

The weekend before last, on Sunday, I took Alexis (12) for a daddy/daughter activity: we went to see the 2nd Pirates of the Caribbean movie. It was very entertaining. Depp was great, as usual. It was fun. And, the line was all the way out into the parking lot to get in to a 4:30 PM showing on a Sunday. Needless to say, I was not surprised to read that its opening weekend set box office records.

Last weekend, on Saturday evening, my mom and stepdad came over to watch Emily. My wife and I took Alexis to see Click, the Adam Sandler movie. It was funny, parts were hilarious. It got more than a bit hit-you-over-the-head-like-a-sledgehammer-y with its "message", especially during the last act.

These trips to the cinema were good things, as the first year of Emily's life hasn't been very conducive to making sure we spend enough time alone with Alexis.

But, this leads me to the impending opening of Clerks II. There's probably not a snowball's chance in H-E-doublehockeysticks that I'm going to see this in the theater. Why? Because, when would I have the time? I'd rather take the opportunities to see what Alexis wants to see. I can wait for video.

Damn. I wouldn't mind catching this one, though.


Blogger Beth said...

Haahnster,you need to set priorities. Take a long lunch one workday and see it.

8:25 AM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

See, I told you that you live dangerously!

8:31 AM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger Rob said...

Seeing movies in the theater is soooo 1985. I've become so dependent on Netflix that anymore I *always* wait... Next step: Let's hurry up and get to the point where all movies are released over the internet and you never have to leave the house at all...

9:08 AM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

I'd prefer to wait for the step beyond that, predicted by the late Dr. Timothy Leary, whereby a movie would be administered in pill form. Each of us takes our own pill, and the movie plays in our (Any sentence describing anything remotely "trippy" must end in "man", man.)

9:38 AM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

As a disciple of Kevin Smith - I implore you, no, I order you to go see this movie.

Emily will be asleep by the 9pm or so and you and the lady can sneak out for the late show. You can padlock the door from the outside so she can't escape.

Or maybe not.

I'm with Beth actually, I sneak out of work all the time for movies.

It is not only fun it feels like skipping school. And who doesn't like to skip school??

10:28 AM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger JM said...

This is the exact reason why they invented 10pm and later shows. It is the perfect time to break away from the kids (or spouses) and recharge your batteries to the smooth styles of Jay and Bob.

You should do this not only for yourself but also for your family as you owe it to them to take this opportunity to re-focus your life. Also, if you do not go the terrorists win.

12:35 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

I'm with jm - we CAN'T let the terrorists win.......

Which reminds me of some great Jay and Bob moments. How about maybe the greatest line from any movie - well really it's in the outtakes of Jay and Silent Bob because it didn't make the movie. Jay and Bob get on the bus to go to Hollywood and the driver throws them off because they don't have a ticket - and Jay looks over his shoulder at Bob and the bus and says "Didn't we use to ride the bus to school for free every day"?

Yea, you need to go see Clerks if for no other reason than you need to remember what it's like on the other side!

1:10 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger rabidt said...

I like the idea of sneaking out of work to see this. Look, you want to see it, so if you don't skip work to see it, you'd just be proving that title dictates behavior.

1:45 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

The late showing sounds like a good back-up plan. But, I'm thinking the sneaking out of work idea has real merit.

Slack off work to watch a movie about slackers...there's a certain poetic nature to that.

2:07 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger KLee said...

I'm not able to go to the movies as much since having had a child. Luckily, she's older now, so we can drop her off with her grandmother, and sneak away for the occasional movie that's too "edgy" for her.

Speaking of all things stonerriffic, I link you to a friend's blog who posted the most hilarious story about 2 stoners and fairy tales gone wrong. check out the post entitled "For Want of Some Zig Zag" Corny's a trip, and this story makes me think of what Kevin Smith's brain is like.

Sorry for the blatant shill, but you'll like the story. And if you don't, you may pelt me with Queen CDs until I bleed.

3:11 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

Fortunately for you, my somewhat limited supply of Queen's music is on vinyl, rather than CD. Vinyl records, being much more easily broken than CDs, are not very good for pelting shills.

Also, I'm not very keen on the sight of blood.

Fortunately for both of us, I checked out the story, and it was pretty damned amusing.

I don't think even Jay & Silent Bob would display quite that level of dufusosity.

3:38 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger Dale said...

Wow, I'd have to take a lot of pills. I'm okay with that though. It's for a good cause.

4:52 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

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5:09 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

[I just typo'ed.]

So, Haahnster, are you gonna see "Clerks II" on your lunch hour? Let's all coordinate a lunch viewing on the same day, then waste the afternoon blogging about it.

5:10 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

Dale: More pills!!!

Beth: It'll be like senior gyp day all over again!

7:58 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger KLee said...

Well, of course you wouldn't chuck your vinyl at me! Those things are gonna be worth some money one day!

I'm glad you liked the link. I thought that was pretty hilarious myself. I wonder how toasted those guys had to be?

11:27 PM, July 19, 2006  

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