Monday, December 26, 2011

At the movies

I just saw the movie, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."  I won't reveal the plot, because I don't want to ruin it for those who enjoy graphic depictions of rape and torture.  But I do have some observations.

The movie takes place in Sweden.  You can tell this because the entire cast speaks fluent English with a Swedish accent.  This is understandable, because if they spoke Swedish we wouldn't understand them unless there were subtitles.  This is not the kind of movie suitable for subtitles.

It is always snowing in Sweden and looks awfully cold, but no-one buttons up their coats.

Clearly tall thin people are better than short fat people.  They are good, honest, and virtuous.  Overweight people have rotten, even criminal,  characters.  Guys with potbellies are particularly obnoxious.

Out in the country, only one car is allowed on the highway at one time.  If you want to go somewhere and there is already a car on the road, you have to ride a motorcycle.

If you have a Jewish given name, like, say "Miriam," you are Jewish.  No exceptions.

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