December 16, 2005

the end is near!

movies watched this week that had the world end:
dr. strangelove or how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

hitch hikers guide to the galaxy

books read this week that had the world end:
cat's cradle


movies watched this week that made me wish the world had ended before they were made:
hitch hikers guide to the galaxy

book read that didnt make me wish the world had ended exactly, but
persuasion
and i thought fanny from mansfield park was the most irritating, sanctimonious and generally holier than thou austen heroine around.

eschew on this:
the hitchiker's guide has "don't panic" written on it in large friendly letters

the title page of the first book of bokonon says "Don't be a fool! Close this book at once! It is nothing but foma!"

would things have been better if mr darcy had entered persuasion and mansfield park (and northanger abbey and the h2g2 movie and saans bahu serialdom)?

4 comments:

Rimi said...

heh, THIS is when you appreciate being a lit student; listen carefully, since we might go kaboom! any minute now...

this dull thing austen has going in all her books? well, apparantly (says sensationalist critics of certain 'persuasions')they're a deliberate bland imagary of orgasmic sexual unions.

go figure.

Srin said...

Hey, I thought of this and I thought of you...CUSTARDS LAST STAND! :D

Orcaella brevirostris said...

rimi! NO WAY! really? i'd like to read more on that theory. i meantersay what?

p&p, emma, n. abbey and s&s were just plain fun to read. and provided gunrally satirical commentary on the "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

so does the bl. imag. of org. sex. unions apply only to the dull austens?
it must've been werry well concealed.. really must reread mansfield park.
(shudders in anticipation)

srin: v. droll.
gayatri, if you're reading this, feel free to jump in with your curdish revolution.

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