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We had an insurance salesman come visit us last night. Nice kid though he smelled of patchouli oil which is not my most favorite smell. I wonder if he even realized he smelled like that. Anyway it reminded me of the line from the movie "High Fidelity" where John Cusack's character tells Tim Robbins' character to get out of his store, "Now take your patchouli stink and get out of my store!"

I pretty much despise Tim Robbins. Except for his performance in The Shawshank Redemption which was a good movie, I find no value in his career or his personal, political beliefs.

Samuel Clemmens once said something to the effect that a good story should always have a boat race. I later amended that to a good story should always have a car chase, but a boat race is good too. Now I think any movie that features the wanton bodily mutilation of a Tim Robbins character is a good movie. So "High Fidelity" qualifies. Double bonus because not only does John Cusack knock his teeth out and bloody his mouth by hitting him with a telephone, but that other kid rips an air conditioner out of the wall and brings it crashing down on his smug face. That was a nice scene...I cheered in the theater.


OK, carry on. I'm just feeling a tad violent today.

Wander

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ledaire
Apr. 29th, 2003 01:43 pm (UTC)
~grin~ I can relate.
wander
Apr. 29th, 2003 01:57 pm (UTC)
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I get the same feeling toward Nicole Kidman.

Wander

ledaire
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC)
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;) heya,
I've noticed that you travel alot!!
wander
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:13 pm (UTC)
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That's why my nickname is Wander. I'm most at home on the road.

Wander
didymos
Apr. 29th, 2003 01:59 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing you probably mean Tim Robbins. Tony Robbins is that "Personal Power" guy... you know, the one who tries to hypnotize you with his giant, brilliant white teeth.

As for Tim Robbins, he also was in the excellent The Hudsucker Proxy, a movie which, if you haven't seen, you must remedy that situation.
wander
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:02 pm (UTC)
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I've seen it and yes, that's who I meant. Thanks. But now that you mention it, I'm not too wild about Tony either.

Wander
ledaire
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:17 pm (UTC)
Ah come on, he just wants to help!!
wander
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:19 pm (UTC)
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For a price he want to help and that's why I don't like him. That and 2 am infomercials.

Wander

ledaire
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:22 pm (UTC)
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Very good point!!
I like you more every time I talk to you.
wander
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:27 pm (UTC)
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The Creator gave us abilities so we could help each other with them. Not so we could sell them to the highest bidder. I don't mind people making a living from their gift. But when you start requiring payment in return for sharing the gift, I think that goes against the spirit of having the gift in the first place.

Wander
ledaire
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:40 pm (UTC)
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I agree.
It wouldnt kill me to make it a habit of thinking in that context more often.
ledaire
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:14 pm (UTC)
I was wondering about that. I dont watch movies often, but I recognized the name Tony Robbins.
wander
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:16 pm (UTC)
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I went back and edited the entry. It now clearly says Tim Robbins.

Wander
ledaire
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:20 pm (UTC)
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Yes, its very clear to me now!
green_noise
Apr. 29th, 2003 01:59 pm (UTC)
Tim Robbins?
wander
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:03 pm (UTC)
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Yes but as i just answered another comment, i'm not too wild about Tony either. I need to go edit that post.

Wander

moonvision
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:15 pm (UTC)
I believe you meant Tim Robbins.

As for character parodies, I loved Charlie Sheen's self-depreciating humour in Being John Malkovich.
wander
Apr. 29th, 2003 02:18 pm (UTC)
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I did, I edited it and yeah that was a good scene.

Wander
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