That’s Right Nate

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In the movie Slumdog Millionare, the entire country is captivated by the appearance of a local kid on Who Wants to be a Millionare.

In the movie Slumdog Millionare, the entire country is captivated by the appearance of a local kid on Who Wants to be a Millionare.

I wanted to address some things in my mailbox all at once:

Lola asked if I had seen the “communist” movie Slumdog Millionare yet.   I haven’t seen it since I don’t speak Indian and I refuse to read subtitles.  I tried with Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and fell asleep 15 minutes in. However,  I think the movie sounds sensational.  I think it shows that with pluck and determination, anybody can pull themselves up by their own bootstraps.  The American spirit is alive and well in India which is probably why IBM is moving its employees to India.  If they do an American remake you know I’ll be all over it.  Speaking of American remakes, I am currently enjoying Kath and Kim on NBC even more than I liked coupling.

As for my taste in movies, I can’t stand Warren Beatty’s politics, but he was in one of my favorite all-time movies.  Ishtar is the story of a pair of mismatched songwriters played by Beatty and Dustin Hoffman who go to the middle east and get involved in a huge terrorist arms smuggling situation played out among the Cold War atmosphere.  It would kind of be like if Spies Like Us were made as a comedy.  There is an amazing Ishtar website that I just found that has MP3 downloads of the movie’s songs and all sorts of movie trivia.  If you want a little taste Here’s the song that would have been the first single if they had released the soundtrack.

Valentines Day was a major bummer for me.   Emily is mad about her Valentines Day card because she thought it was all about her eating disorder and not about her.  I thought I was being supportive and I know deep down inside she can’t like being 125 pounds anymore than I like seeing her so huge.  It isn’t like I chained her to her bed or anything.  I’m sure in time that she’ll come around.  She’s going to become a teenager soon and I’m sure that peer pressure will encourage her to lose a lot of weight fast.

I have no idea how a guy is supposed to meet a woman when courting her at her job is frowned upon and dropping by her house for a surprise visit is considered stalking if she hasn’t specifically given you her address.  I also don’t understand what “I never said you could have this address means”.  That’s like I never said you could know that 2+2=4.  After you know it, how do you unknow it?  Yes, I was holding out for a wealthy woman.  However, I heard she was making $50,000 and in today’s economy that’s not bad money for somebody under 25.

My visit was a dismal failure and I wound up having to dash for my car with her huge dog hot on my heels.  I haven’t given up entirely though.  I figure if work and home are out I’m just going to continue watching where she goes so that I can “accidentally” run into her someplace.  I think she might be mad at me for throwing a wine bottle at her dog as I ran to my car.


Written by thatsrightnate

February 16, 2009 at 10:22 am

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  1. I was afraid that there might be some problems. Before “accidentally” running into to your lady friend, you really should check and make sure she’s not in the process of taking out a restraining order. My guess is that’ll be on her agenda for Tuesday if she can get some time off from McDonald’s.


    February 16, 2009 at 11:21 am

  2. Oh, Nate, try to watch Slumdog Millionaire. I know part of it is in Indian, and I do think it’s a communist movie because it shows that even an undeserving kid from the slum can become a millionaire (and that doesn’t depend on individual effort, just luck – obviously luck didn’t play a part for any American billionaire). But it’s a good film just the same. Much better than Benjamin Button (could you talk about it, please? And how about The Reader? Or you’re against child pornography? And Milk? I know there are lots of gays in it, but your idol, Ronald Reagan, appears briefly…).
    Oh, I love Ishtar too!
    You haven’t answered if you’re going to be live blogging on Oscar night!


    February 16, 2009 at 3:31 pm

  3. I don’t think I have the endurance to live blog Oscar night. I suppose if there was a demand I would.

    Slumdog Millionaire – I don’t think its communist. Even if you’re talking luck it still shows that the poor can make it.

    The Reader – I don’t believe in reading. Why would I want to see a book about somebody who reads?

    Milk – I did see this, but left very early when I found out it had nothing to do with the dairy industry.


    February 16, 2009 at 4:37 pm

  4. Slumdog is Okay, no great shakes. Whether it deserves all the plaudits im not sure.


    February 16, 2009 at 5:59 pm

  5. It’s really too bad your date didn’t work out. Some uptight ladies don’t know the meaning of a romantic gesture.


    February 16, 2009 at 7:22 pm

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