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June 11, 2006

Chicago has the Champions, Should Blue-Hairs Get a Pass at the Theater, and do Potty and "The Omen" mix?

By: The Dude on the Right
We are the champions!  We are the champions!  That's right, here in Chicago, we are the champions!  And I watched the game.  I was there with them at the beginning, when they were the Chicago Bruisers.  And I haven't been there for them since, until today, when I remembered that the Chicago Rush were in Arenabowl XX and it was on TV.  So I watched.  Yay!  I still remember Super Bowl XX, and how couldn't I, it was my first winter in Chicago, and the Chicago Bears won.  So how much of a weird twist of fate is it that Mike Ditka coached the Chicago Bears to victory in Super Bowl XX, and there he is, part owner of the Chicago Rush, with the Rush winning Arenabowl XX.  Coincidence or are the Football Gods just giving Mike Ditka his due?  Somehow, though, I don't think the Chicago Rush are going to get a parade. Anyway, the only thing that sort of kept bugging me was the continued talk of this being Chicago's first trip to the Arenabowl.  No, this is the first trip for the Chicago Rush to the Arenabowl.  The Bruisers, one of the original Arena Football teams, were there, in 1987, for Arenabowl II, where sadly they lost to the Detroit Drive.  In any case, we have Arena Football bragging rights for a year!  Hooray!!

On a different tangent, I have some movie issues to talk with Stu about during our weekend wrap-up podcast tomorrow, but one I also wanted to bounce off of you, the reading crowd.  The dilemma is simply this:  You're in a movie theater, and the couple sitting one seat away from you insists on jibber-jabbering back and forth during the movie.  They aren't that loud, but loud enough.  Do you nicely lean over and ask them to keep quiet?  Do you look in their direction and give them the "if you don't stop talking I'm going to do something" stare?  Do you give them that annoying "Shhh" sound?  Do you wait for the end of the movie and express your displeasure at them for their talking during the movie?  This is usually an easy answer, it's usually one of the listed responses, or you just go home upset.  But what if the couple were a couple of elderly ladies?  I knew I should have said something, maybe as I was leaving, but I wasn't up to a confrontation with a couple of blue-hairs.  I knew I could probably out-run them if I had to, but I enjoyed the movie, "A Prairie Home Companion," so much, that I just let it go.  I guess my question is really should they get a pass for talking during a movie because they are elderly?

And lastly I'm waiting to do my review of "The Omen" until I can go back and re-watch the original version and see if I really remember how it stacks up.  I will say this for now, that this 2006 version of "The Omen" seemed to drag a lot during the beginning half of the movie, and then when it got to the bad stuff, it was so over-the-top that I burst out laughing at times.  Don't get me wrong, the beheading in the 2006 was cool, but it will never stick with me like the beheading in the original.

And one last movie question, which I'm pretty sure I can guess Stu's answer if I remember to ask him, is this:  Should you bring your kid to see "The Omen" when you have to ask her, about five minutes before the film starts, "Do you have to go 'potty' before the movie starts?"  Ah, parents of today.

I suppose I'll get off my questioning soap box for now. 

That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

Posted by Rightdude at June 11, 2006 6:18 PM


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