Thursday, April 16, 2015

Nooooo! (Say "no" to these things!)

Thursday: Point of View


NO!
We see it over, and over again. Characters could avoid awful circumstances if they just said, "No!" Of course, the movie wouldn't be so interesting to watch if they did, but I hope, at least, we've learned from these lessons…
  • Say "no" when asked to accompany Augustus McCrae (Robert Duvall) and Woodrow Call (Tommy Lee Jones) on a cattle drive to Montana. Unless you have a death wish, then by all means, go with them. (Lonesome Dove, 1989)
  • If you are invited to tour an island with live dinosaurs, say no! (Jurassic Park, 1993) And for pity's sake, if you make the mistake of saying "yes" the first time, don't be stupid enough to go again! (Ian Malcom [Jeff Goldblum], The Lost World: Jurassic Park, 1997 and Alan Grant [Sam Neill],  Jurassic Park III, 2001)
  • If you come across a drug deal gone terribly, terribly wrong (read: dead bodies everywhere), tell yourself, "No. I will not take the millions and run." (No Country for Old Men, 2007)
  • When the seating hostess of a fine restaurant repeatedly calls out a name, do not pretend you are the Triplehorns. (Date Night, 2010) 
Jurassic World (2015) releases in June. This does not bode well. Apparently some people never learn from others' mistakes.

5 comments:

  1. So funny! Good advice. You might also want to say "No" when asked to go on a small fishing boat to fetch a Great White shark.

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  2. So funny! Good advice. You might also want to say "No" when asked to go on a small fishing boat to fetch a Great White shark.

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    1. Ha! Definitely say "no" to that expedition!

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  3. It’s officially the second half of A to Z. Time to catch that second wind, rest up on Sunday, then it’s that mad dash toward the finish line!

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Cohost
    N is for Numerology

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    1. Thanks for the pep talk! I can do this. I can do this. I can do this…

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