Friday, April 22, 2005

Ming's Revenge

I noticed on Ming's Netflix list that he had watched Vanity Fair. There was a 100% probability I'd end up watching this movie as it encompasses many of my favorite things, like Reese Witherspoon, young(ish) British women in general, and British historical novels that take place prior to around 1900 (Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen). While I give Ming a hard time about watching chick flicks, I admit that I really enjoy most things Jane Austen-y (Vanity Fair is Thacker-y, but it's the same idea - Thackery just isn't as funny as Austen), I just get to cover my chick-flick watching in the guise of an interest in history, which has the added benefit of saving me from Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and Yentl. All that aside, Ming is an inconsiderate friend for not warning me that I would be subjected to a helping of old lady butt. He knows my opinions on Kathy Bates' nudity in About Schmidt and the very idea of watching Calendar Girls. Just for that, I'm not going to tell him when there's a large snake involved in a movie if I've seen it first - he'll just have to figure out for himself that Anacondas: Secret of the Blood Orchid isn't a Sean Connery/Catherine Zeta Jones sequel (of course, he'll probably avoid it even if he thinks that as he doesn't approve of February-December romances).

1 comment:

PTW said...

Ming already has it all over us if he just watches and ruins every DVD before we get them, as he did with Vanity Fair.