Letters to Holly

Monday, September 21

Bossh Office 3

Rain and rain and rain. Your Sister has a 2-hour delay this morning, and our garden is a swamp. The weather kept us inside and productive. I'm sending you shirt notions today. Check your email. I worked on sketch requests. Your Sister tried to update her school grades, but the rain clobbered the school server.

We watched The Mist again last night. The DVD has a b/w version of the film that truly makes for a better experience. It and the rain underscored that fall is here, and Halloween is just a month away.

We also watched Elizabeth: The Golden Age off Netflix, and that means ... Bossh Office!

Chipper Bossh: What a gorgeous film. The colors, the costumes, the visuals. I dub this "production porn." I loved watching it.

Surly Bossh: This is a pile of movie pieces released as a film. The scenes are disjointed. The editing ruins any flow. It's a TV miniseries crumpled into a movie.

Chipper Bossh: Wait, that's actually a proper critical comment. I'm ... I'm surprised.

Surly Bossh: I'm not saying the film wouldn't be better if the queen sicced TIE Fighters against the Spanish Armada. But if I'm going to be charged for the price of a movie, I want a MOVIE.

Chipper Bossh: Well, I got my money's worth. Cate Blanchett is never not good, and the director makes with involving camera work.

Surly Bossh: You know what cheeses me off? What makes my cold blood warm by a half-degree? They cut Elizabeth's famous speech to her troops. They squished it into a bland Braveheart scene and rejected a fine, real troop-rallying cry by the queen. Check this shit out:

And therefore I am come amongst you at this time, not as for my recreation or sport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all; to lay down, for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honor and my blood, even the dust. I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England, too.

Chipper Bossh: That is good.

Surly Bossh: That's a woman you follow into battle. I'd vote for that queen.

Chipper Bossh: You don't vote for queen.

Surly Bossh: No one told Padme that.

The actor who plays Benjamin Linus on Lost won a dramatic supporting actor Emmy last night. The guy who plays Locke won the same award last year.

Picture of the Day
Barack Obama even sounds like a Jedi name.

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