I received an interesting e-mail the other day.
Well, actually, I receive lots of interesting e-mails, like most people, but this one was not advertising things that make body parts bigger or better, nor did it include lots of poorly spelled ‘explicit’ words.
To digress: Does anyone but me remember when George Carlin did his famous ‘7 words you can’t say on radio or television’? For those of you who don’t, here’s a link to the original routine. Sorry, I just went back to read it again, still makes me laugh….anyway, to continue about my interesting e-mail.
It was from a woman telling me about a new movie coming out this summer and asking me to write a post about it. I immediately sent back a reply saying “What’s in it for me?” She answered “Nothing”. Oh well, I tried….
I looked at the trailer, info, etc. that she sent and it looks hilarious: a foodie-rat in Paris trying to become a chef. Chef Thomas Keller consulted on the film to keep all things culinary correct; both the food and the restaurant scenes. Rather than repeating what was in my e-mail I’ll just paste it:
“The latest podcast, “Cooking 101,” is specifically about the food featured in the film and includes a behind the scenes look into the making of the movie. I would for you to feature this podcast on your site, and I have included links below that you can use.
I have also included some other information about the film, including:
· A synopsis and cast information, as well as links to other RATATOUILLE videos, are included below.
· We also have a great promotion to win a trip to Paris! Text “Rat” to 49788 now! No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Begins March 26: ends August 15, 2007. Open to legal residents of 50 states or D.C. (excluding Georgia) 18 or older. Standard text messaging rates apply. For free entry and rules visit
Disney•Pixar’s RATATOUILLE opens in theaters June 29th Official Site: www.ratatouille.com”
There you have it!
Now, time for a rant: Does anyone/everyone watch ’24’? I am led to understand that it is wildly popular, highly acclaimed and all that, but am I the only one that finds it a bit of a stretch?
A guy gets a hole drilled in his head with a power drill and an hour later he’s fine, bit of emotional trauma for 15 minutes or so, but he’s fine, not even a bruise. The band-aid is gone within 45 minutes.
The main character comes back from 2 years in a Chinese prison, being tortured. He has trouble talking at first but, 2 hours later he’s fine, fit as a fiddle and all cleaned up – even though, during that time he was handed over to someone else to be tortured again. He even managed to shave!
How do these people manage to get all over LA, several times, in an hour?
And my favorite: The President is blown up. They call an ambulance, put him into said ambulance and rush him to a hospital where the doctors examine him, treat him, conclude that he has a brain injury, put him into a coma. One short hour later, that’s 60 minutes, my friends, they have gotten him out of the coma, cleaned him up, shaved him, put him in a fresh suit and take him back to the Oval Office. He doesn’t have a mark on him! (He’s a bit dizzy at times, though)
I used to work in D.C. Just to and from the hospital would take longer than that! Talk about modern miracles!
Lest you feel the need to explain to the “Stupid Yank” over here in France, I don’t really have a problem with the outrageous in entertainment. In ‘Alias’ I had no problem accepting that she could jump out of an airplane sans parachute, land on a bale of hay and walk away, guns blazing. ‘Alias’ was meant to entertain. It had fake good guys fighting fake bad guys. It was clear that it wasn’t meant to be real.
In my opinion, ’24’ is trying to portray ‘real’ situations with ‘real’ people.
I don’t like what they are saying.
That’s all folks, show’s over, nothing more of interest here! (In other words, mon mari has finished watching the latest episode of ’24’ and it’s time for dinner)
I’ll be back with food on Friday! In the meantime you can lodge your complaints below….