Yesterday I got to overhear various conversations regarding The Passion of the Christ. Sheryl, the Christian (I make a point of this only because she does) finally got around to seeing it and felt compelled to discuss it with both those that have seen it and those that have not. Except, of course, me who saw it opening day. I guess with so many "weird" tastes, she doesn't value my opinion.
Anyway, during the conversations, I got to hear how only Christians could really understand and appreciate the film. Uh-Huh. This coming from a woman who proceeded to say she needed to see it again because the film had so much going on she either a) missed things or b) didn't quite understand what she was seeing.
Somehow the conversation segued to movies in general and family films. At this point, if steam could actually come out of my ears it would have. Sheryl and Angie began talking about Finding Nemo. Sheryl has heard it's excellent and Ellen DeGeneres is hilarious in it. Angie says "I can't stand her". Sheryl mentions that she's seen her talk show a few times and found her to be funny. Angie responds with "Oh, I agree she's very funny. It's just that can't stand her and what she represents". What she represents? Gee, I thought Jesus taught forgiveness, tolerance, and love for *all* humankind. I guess that excludes gays or others who don't meet your standards.
Today the moral majority wasted the morning (we don't know where Angie was half the time and Sheryl was making personal calls from 8-10) but Sheryl just informed me she's working through lunch. Since she's leaving early for a doctor's appointment she needs to get her work done. Sigh.
And my mother wonders why I can't get along with half my department?!
End of venting.
In unrelated news, did anyone else watch the sneak peak of Dawn of the Dead on USA last night? It was only ten minutes and cost me nothing yet I still feel like I've been cheated by the movie studio. I mistakenly assumed the movie would be half way decent if they were trying to entice you to pay money to see it. That would not be the case. All I saw was bad acting, bad writing, and choppy editing.
Enough bitterness for now. Next time I post, I'll try to be more cheerful. ;)