Monday, August 17, 2009

Genius Quentin Tarantino Agrees With Me

Well, indirectly, anyway.

Do you suffer from the same universal human condition that I do? There's a lot that goes into that, but the thing that I'm referring to is when you think or believe something, but if the majority of people disagree with you then you automatically second-guess yourself, shuffle that belief which distinguishes you to the bottom of the deck and quickly look for something you can agree on that gets you back in the inner circle. Don't lie, of course you do that.

Please be aware that right now I fully understand there are a handful of people who are feeling very smug and saying, "No, I never do that, I love being different." I understand there is nothing I can do to convince a person like you otherwise, but you must understand that you have dealt with so much embarrassment throughout your life because you've been the odd one out, and therefore you have hardened yourself as a means to fight the pain. What it really is is some deformed version of aversion therapy wherein the things that humans universally loathe you say you love—but this is simply your sad and flawed defense mechanism, and I feel sorry for you.

But back to paragraph one: There are a few movies over the years that in my heart I have raved about, but out in the world I have learned to just shut up about them because the rest of humanity doesn't agree with me. But now Quentin has come out of the closet to back me up, and the truth is it's bitter-sweet. Of course I know that I've been right all this time, but I have allowed the world to silence me. And now, simply because I have celebrity endorsement, I am ready to reclaim with abundance that which I chose to stifle. It feels...cowardly. Actually, it is cowardly. I am a coward because I don't just trumpet what I believe loud and proud. Instead I stick my licked finger to the wind, I see which side of the bread the butter is on, and then I take my shot, my calculated, predetermined shot.

Oh well, I'm pretty sure there are worse things than being a coward, I'll get back to you on what those are.

Oh yeah, the movies that it turns out I was right about are Woody Allen's
Anything Else (even though Jason Biggs sucks, I always include that caveat), and M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable. But, in the interest of full disclosure, he also includes Lost in Translation and The Insider, both of which happen to be awful, so it turns out that no one is perfect.

Anyway, you don't have to take my word for it, see if for yourself:

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