“The man at Kacy’s door was smaller than she’d expected. His voice on the phone had been deep and rich and confident, full of the urgency of business. Now here he was, slightly built and barely up to her nose. Patches of sweat darkened his pink polo shirt under his arms and in a diamond shape over his chest. He thrust out his hand. “Joel Dinaburg,” he said. “That’s Dinaburg, as in dynamo. Father of the bride.””—
Or does he? In Tron: Legacy, the title of which is written in a foreign language where the word “legacy” means “2,” Flynn appears to have returned to the computer-world and become some kind of grizzled cyber-guru. There is also a program written by Flynn, who looks like Flynn, called Clu 2.0, and may or may not be “the bad guy.” (I told you it was complicated! Computers are hard!) Clu is played by Jeff Bridges using some kind of witch-magick that makes him look about 35. It works pretty well, judging by the trailer.
Anyway, Flynn’s fratty son (Garrett Hedlund, who you don’t remember from Troy and Four Brothers) goes into the computer country and has to ride his lightcycle (computer for motorcycle) and have literal cybersex with Olivia Wilde (of The O.C. and House) and probably reconnect with his dad in some kind of emotionally satisfying way. Or whatever.
“The tow truck competition that ended bloody Monday — when one tow truck operator allegedly shot another in the leg while fighting over a car accident in Hunting Park — may have escalated into arson of one tow truck company and a bullet-ridden storefront of another Wednesday.”—
How the fuck do you get your weekend down the sure sponsored? My weekend in the backyard was sponsored by Anxiety and Despair. They’re really great and I wouldn’t mention them unless I used them like all the time.
Don’t they call it “at the beach” in New York? “Down the shore” is what the cool kids call it! (HINT: THE COOL KIDS LIVE IN SOUTHEASTERN PA, DELAWARE, AND SOMETIMES CENTRAL TO SOUTH JERSEY).
But yeah, I see your Anxiety and Despair and raise you Abject Self-Loathing.
I guess I should point out that while I may feel that I suck and am a loser for many reasons, the below conversation happened because after I chipped my tooth, I got something in my eye and I said to my mom, “Oh, my body’s falling apart,” and she said, “Well, that’s what happens when you start to close in on 30.”
I’ll be 26 1/2 on Wednesday. Is that closing in on 30?