Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Take What You Need

Reading Philip K. Dick's Valis (or in my case listening to it on an audio recording) can, just like the myriad of drugs mentioned in the novel, do strange things to your mind.  After hearing chapter three, I began to think about the original Terminator movie from 1984 differently.  Reese, the protagonist, travels back in time to save Sarah Conner, the mother of a great military commander from a killer android who was also sent back in time to kill Sarah before she can give birth.  Early in the movie, Reese arrives in 1984 naked because apparently time travel was invented by a person who has a thing man butt.  He steals a trench coat from a hobo and ducks away from the police who apparently take hobo clothing theft very seriously into a clothing store to boost some less urine and feces stained gear including "a dope pair of Nikes" as RATM called them when similar shoes appeared in Godzilla.  

This completely side tracked me into searching for a new jacket for myself.  I found this stylish jacket with Halloween themed orange accents on sale at Columbia Sportswear.  Coupon code "ALFALL2" can be used right now to lower the price even further:

I Could Destroy So Many Terminators
With This!

The act of a man taking something from a store in the middle of the night is traditionally called stealing but in this instance I believe that this does not register with the audience as theft because it happens quickly, Reese is fighting for the future of all humanity and traveling through time does strange things to a person's needs.  My newly enlightened understanding of the world, which has come about as a direct result of my encounter with Dick (edit for phrasing before publication) has brought me to the only possible conclusion: all people should steal what they need because as long as you do it quickly, believe that you possess the ability to save the future of humanity and, like all things in the universe, are traveling through time, no one will really mind.

Anne Hathaway Does it!

Continuing the thievy theme of this post, here is a photo of the lovely Anne Hathaway as Catwoman:

I realize that via blog is not the most appropriate way to ask
but Anne, if you ever get divorced, I would like to offer you
a pearl necklace of my own. 

Riding the batcycle in the middle of a gun fight is the 
least exciting thing I can imagine doing with Anne
while she wears skin tight leather in that position.


  1. I can't see the video for some reason but Anne Hathaway is incredible, what an absolute beauty, great post man, I love the jacket too!

  2. This went and took some leaps. I don't really mind. I mean it ends with Anne Hathaway, who would mind?

  3. she hathaway with her body....

  4. lol, amusing post. Now you've changed my thinking for Terminator as well!! hahaha.

  5. Isn't it funny how your mind works sometimes. Book... terminator... new jacket!

    Holly Foxen Wells

  6. If you ever meet Anne Hathaway in person, I strongly recommend you come up with a new opening line than the one about the "pearl necklace."

    1. You're right about that line being tasteless. I just want to draw attention to the fact that the producers of The Dark Knight Rises were the ones who, I believe, created a rather juvenile sexual symbol/ joke by including the pearl necklace so prominently in the film. Catwoman could have stolen anything in the world from Bruce Wayne but the object they chose was a pearl necklace and I don't think it was by accident.

  7. yay! anne hathaway! And the jacket is kewl too. I wanna get a columbia sportswear jacket sometime before i die. don't ask me why.