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paul wheaton
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netflix DVD's tend to go weeks at my house gathering dust.  I had wonky sleep yesterday so that by the end of the day, a dvd was just the ticket.

I had picked "super" because it has permaculture sweetheart superstar ellen page in it.  Maybe she'll squeeze a permaculture message into the movie.  Besides, I like "The Tick" and the movie sounded tick-ish.

Not a formula movie.  Dark comedy.  Profound, but I'm not sure in a good way.  In fact, there was a whole lot of "not sure what to think". 

I can't stop thinking about it.  there are a dozen points in the movie that could generate a hundred hours of debate and four opposing books

At one point, a guy cuts in a line and our hero guy yells that cutting in line is not okay.  The cutter says something like "fuck off, what are you gonna do about it."  So our "guy" goes back to his car, puts on his red outfit and whacks the cutter in the head with a pipewrench.  And then whacks the woman who let him cut.  And then leaves. 

This makes me think about societal rules for cutting and small things.  And how disrespecting those rules leads to problems.  And yet, we don't really have any way of enforcing those rules, so that if somebody wants to disrespect 100 other people waiting in line, there is little that decent people can or will do.  But somebody else that also has a habit of disrespect, might do something.  And if you mix in a little ... mental imbalance ...  that something might be too much.

So I was left feeling confused about how our "good guy" is also, at the same time, our "bad guy". 

this is a movie that looks really simple, but definitely exposes a lot of our societal problems while basically showing that if we don't clean up our act, the unstable people might put on brightly colored outfits and .... create change in the name of decency.

Oh, and our permaculture darling, ellen page, rapes the good/bad guy.  At least I think that's what happened.  Maybe not.  It was ... odd. 

Anybody else see this show?
 
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Haven't seen it.. and thanks for the heads-up.  But, not quite OT, we have our own 'super(s)' here in Seattle - 'Phoenix Jones', et al.  Sort of ... DIY? 

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/komo/article/Phoenix-Jones-back-on-patrol-2221626.php
 
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