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A Mixture of Chance and Control

When I think of going up North my mind conjures idyllic little cabins and wee cottages and footdees, though I’ve never had firsthand experience of such abodes. Nor have I camped in the out of doors whilst in a tent. And none of that will change this holiday weekend. We will be staying in a friend’s father’s house, while he is out of town. What is new? I have never been to the almost mythical area of Embarrass, MN. Nor have the boyfriend, my son and I ever embarked on a trip all together-like before. Or taken care of five hens and eleven turkeys. I am looking forward to this weekend of new experiences and cooler temps. Because it sure is hot in the city today (and will be tonight).

Our little getaway only delays the inevitable, however. There is an agonizing experience in my immediate future. It is…the live action adaptation of The Last Airbender. My son and I greatly enjoyed the cartoon series but it would seem the only entertaining thing about the movie…is the way critics are universally tearing it apart.

Shyamalan’s true achievement in this film is that he takes a thrilling cult TV series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and he systematically leaches all the personality and soul out of it — in order to create something generic enough to serve as a universal spoof of every epic, ever.

Adding insult to injury, it would seem that the worst actor from the Twilight movies portrays one of the main characters in Airbender. Oy. On a related note…I’m not sure if I should be mortified or tickled that it was Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar who posed the question of the day to Elena Kagan in her supreme court confirmation hearings: Edward or Jacob?

And on that high note…I’m backing away from the internets for the weekend and leaving my laptop behind. Happy holiday all!

my summer feet

One Comment

  1. Heather wrote:

    I want that tiny Victorian cottage! I think I would stay in that bed reading and drawing all day.

    Oh man, The Last Airbender.. I love that show. LOVE that show. I am so, so sad about what I’ve been hearing about the movie. We were planning on seeing it the theaters, but will now be putting it off until it comes out on dvd.. or probably longer than that. I don’t think Jackson Rathbone was that bad in this last Twilight movie, but I can’t say I wasn’t very disappointed when I heard he was being cast as Sokka. I love Sokka!! *sigh*

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