The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either Go Mad from the Revelation
or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
. I took my kid to see this movie and it's about a bunch of food that comes to life, like tacos and burgers and shit. And the weird thing is that, of course, most food starts out alive. The meat in the burger used to belong to a cow that was alive. But now the cow has been killed, slaughtered, formed into a patty, and that patty has been reanimated into a new life-form. That's mildly disturbing. Then again, HAW HAW LOOGIT THE WALKING BURGER THAT'S SO CRAY CRAY.
...the object of Monopoly
is to crush your opponents into bitter financial ruin amid the failure-stained alleyways and tenements of Depression-era Atlantic City.
Essentially, it's a game about being Mr. Potter from It's a Wonderful Life
, except only one person gets to be Mr. Potter, and everyone else gets to be Jimmy Stewart on the verge of flinging his penniless ass into the swirling frigid waters beneath Pauper's Bridge. And a loss — even an academic one that occurs within the game's first few minutes — takes hours
to play out. You can be thoroughly outmatched with absolutely no hope of victory and still end up moving your piece aimlessly around the board for three more hours, because whoever is winning ruthlessly refuses to let you quit. The game actually transforms you into a 1930s slumlord like some weird version of Jumanji
cursed with a blood magic spell by J.D. Rockefeller.
...the Doctor hits on a very sensible solution — dump Susan off with the first man she's attracted to and tell her to make babies
...Admittedly at the time we expect Susan will grow old and die normally, but later developments in the series make it clear that Susan, as a Time Lord, will regenerate and live for ages, stuck, apparently, on Earth with no TARDIS and a lover who grew old and died as she stayed young forever. This is really, really, intensely not nice of the Doctor.
That time child abuse victims & people who wanted to kill themselves were sent to get untrained advice from Screech
We should probably drop the word 'Monster'
from the title since you usually just kill blameless wildlife that only attacks because you're invading its' territory or because you just pushed a sharpened stick through the ear of its' favourite child, But I guess calling it Hunter/Gatherer of Innocent Young Dinosaurs Pathetically Mewling Their Last as The Memory of Their Mother's Warmth Drifts away to Be Replaced by the Unforgiving Coldness of
— Oh, fuck it. Let's just call it You Bastard
Sarsgaard finally gives Braff his secret present, which is his dead mom's 'favorite necklace,' and is like PS, YOU'RE WELCOME, I ROBBED YOUR MOM'S GRAVE FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY. I DUG UP HER COFFIN AND UNBUTTONED HER BLOUSE AND LIFTED HER CORPSIFIED HEAD AND TENDERLY UNDID THE CLASP AND STOLE THIS NECKLACE AND NOW I'M GIVING IT TO YOU. SORRY ABOUT THE SMELL. AND THE CURSE.
And Braff is, like, jazzed about it. Like that was a real solid thing to do.
: We cut to Paris, where Lois Lane
gets out of a cab telling the driver “Mercy, mercy.
” It’s amazing how Lois Lane is portrayed as being such a great reporter, other than her lack of a) ability to spell and b) world knowledge and/or cultural sensitivity. Chris
: Also her complete shock at the fact that it’s a hydrogen bomb. Did Perry just not tell her what she was going to France to cover? Because it would be kind of hilarious if he didn’t. “Lois, I need you to go to Paris.”
“Sure, Perry, what’s the story?”
“Oh, you’ll find out.”
So when they find that you gotta high midichlorian count in your bloodstream, I guess your parents give you up to the Jedi as a baby to be trained in this creepy, cultlike environment and you lose all your free will. I guess all those parents have no emotional attachment to their children, either. Y'see, none of those kids made a personal commitment to follow this rigid lifestlye; you can't make those kinda decisions when you're 2.
The gang goes to visit Robbie at home, only to find that he's still a complete and utter nutbar and he's referring to everybody by their character names
... He strongly suspects that the people who live across the lake are harboring demons. Oh, THAT'S not creepy. Most horrifying of all is that they decide to feed his psychosis by playing along with his continuing fantasy and even play more Mazes & Monsters
with him. Are you guys out of your minds? Robbie's going to take you out into the woods and hollow your skulls out like jack-o-lanterns!
That raises a lot of questions, all of them with horrifying answers.