Well, That's Just Great
My tour of increasingly Kubrickian hotels continues. #kubrick #shining (at Courtyard by Marriott Kingwood)

My tour of increasingly Kubrickian hotels continues. #kubrick #shining (at Courtyard by Marriott Kingwood)

Aaron Green: This is the longest hallway of all time!

Aldous Snow: It’s Kubrickian! (at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino)

Aaron Green: This is the longest hallway of all time!

Aldous Snow: It’s Kubrickian! (at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino)

She was very nice

Looking back, this is one of the first times I shared an example of my social anxiety, although I didn’t recognize it as such. Ag

wellthatsjustgreat:

I went to Best Buy today.

Everything in bold was actually said out loud as I was at the register. Everything in italics was said in my head.


Her: Is this an old movie?

Me: Oh, God. Yes.

Her: Is it a scary movie?

Me: Is “A Clockwork Orange” a scary movie? Like what she means by a “scary movie?” Um, kinda. I like the director.

Her: Do you like scary movies?

Me: No. But I said this was kinda scary and I’m buying it. Ugh. Not necessarily. I like Stanley Kubrick.

Her: Who?

Me: Nevermind. Nevermind.

Her: So what’s the best movie you’ve seen?

Me: Really? Wow. Well, she’s trying. And this is a good opportunity to expand her horizons, a chance to get her to think about a great film she’s never seen. Um, I guess…

Her: Like a NEW movie.

Me: Oh, um… Can I still say “All About Eve”? No. Crap!

Her: Like what’s the last really good movie you saw?

Me:  Last good new movie? Oh! “Moon” was really excellent. Oh! “Moon” was really excellent. Oh, jeez…

Her: What?

Me: Moon. Abort! It was only here for a little while. Stop talking, you fool! It was an independent film with Sam Rockwe…nevermind.

Her: What film?

Me: OH!Up!” “Up” was excellent. Made me cry and was very funny too!

Her: "Up?" You mean the cartoon?

Me: Ugh! The Pixar film? The animated feature? Do I go ahead and sound like a pompous ass and correct her? No. …yes…the cartoon.

Her: Oh

Me:

Her 

Me: Oh, good Lord! So what’s the best movie you’ve seen recently?

Her: Um…The Madea movie was really funny.

Me:  Um…

Her: 

Me: Uh huh.

Her: Yeah.

Me: Yeah.

Her: 

Me: Well, you have a good day now.

Her: You too.

I don’t know who invented the “Coke Freestyle” machine but I feel confident they never stood behind the average American at a regular soda fountain. We can’t efficiently manage eight choices, much less 800. 

The customers who are confronted with the machines at most places I visit interact with them the way the proto-human hominids at the beginning of “2001: A Space Odyssey” interacted with the monolith. They’re scared and tentative at first, then have a moment of clarity, and finally club the manager with their cup before throwing it in the air accompanied with a mighty yawp!

Ag

I don’t know who invented the “Coke Freestyle” machine but I feel confident they never stood behind the average American at a regular soda fountain. We can’t efficiently manage eight choices, much less 800.

The customers who are confronted with the machines at most places I visit interact with them the way the proto-human hominids at the beginning of “2001: A Space Odyssey” interacted with the monolith. They’re scared and tentative at first, then have a moment of clarity, and finally club the manager with their cup before throwing it in the air accompanied with a mighty yawp!

Ag

jessicanncats:

This is brilliant. Kubrick would be proud. 

jessicanncats:

This is brilliant. Kubrick would be proud. 

iconoclantastic:

1969, David Bowman, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Keir Dullea.

2012, Tony Stark, Avengers, Robert Downey jr.

7, 11, and 27. I want to read what you can come up with for these. I'm already preparing my stomach for the pain of way too much laughter. ;)

7. Weirdest Thing That Ever Made You Horny:

Shelly Duvall In “The Shining.”

11. We were about to _________ but then __________ [example: we were about go have sex but then his mom walked in]

We were about to ROCK but then WE WERE SALUTED.

27. Worst sexual idea you ever had.

 

Ag

Dr. Strangelove is on TCM

It cannot be turned off. It is “Godfather” like in that way.

Ag

I couldn’t decide if it felt like I was peeing into a ceramic Muppet’s mouth or if HAL 9000 was watching me piss.
Ag

I couldn’t decide if it felt like I was peeing into a ceramic Muppet’s mouth or if HAL 9000 was watching me piss.

Ag

mudwerks:

Super Punch: Cheerful images from Kubrick flicks
Richard Perez interprets The  Shining, 2001,  and Dr.  Strangelove.