2014-05-18 - 9:41 a.m.
Our sago palm survived the snow storm of 1989 and came back from the cold, brown dead. It was transplanted successfully to Mandeville. And now, once again, having been turned completely brown and dead looking by our ridiculous long cold winter, it's BACK! DH cut away all the old dead brown palm branches yesterday to reveal success.
We watched The Place Beyond the Pines last night. I'm not sure why. Why does Ryan Gosling need a baby or a facial tattoo or, indeed, any tattoos? Talk about the proverbial fish in need of a bicycle.
I suppose everyone else has already seen this movie but in case you have stumbled across this page and you haven't seen it, here is the official spoiler warning. Read no further if you don't want to know major spoilers involving major character death.
The theme of this movie is, men is dumb as shit, yall. It is quickly established that Gosling's character is an illiterate who can barely write his own name, but he isn't the only idiot in the film. Just assume if he's a dude, he's dumb. And if she's a girl, she's whiny but fortunately not on screen all that often...
We're barely 30 minutes or so into this movie before Gosling's idiocy becomes so great that he has painted himself into a corner and gotten himself shot dead. Then the movie continues on for another hour. There are no girls really, so Bradley Cooper's son -- I have forgotten who plays him if I ever cared in the first place -- is the scheming chick who lands Ryan Gosling's son in jail and in the hospital. Gosling's son is played by the lovely and talented (and one would hope not too TERRIBLY underaged) Dane DeHaan, so at least we are not devoid of eye candy for the rest of the film.
So anyway I'm not saying that all the publicity stills I saw for this movie had Ryan Gosling in them...but all the publicity stills I saw for this movie had Ryan Gosling in them. Which might have led one to believe that Gosling waited to die until the end of the movie. It just goes to show. I should have read the spoilers...
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