Friday, February 02, 2007
Have you ever seen the movie "The Ref"? It's a wonderful and quirky little Christmas tale wherein Dennis Leary plays a thief who on Christmas day takes hostage members of a highly dysfunctional family composed mainly of oft bickering narcissists. What I like most about the movie is how when the family members try to engage in their bickering and fighting with one another even in the midst of being held as hostages, Dennis Leary's character manages repeatedly to get them to shut up by threatening with or inflicting upon them absurd but mostly harmless violence. In my wildest dreams, I see Dennis Leary duct taping various Bush and Iraq war apologists down to chairs and spraying them with kitchen sink water every time they say things like this.