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October 20, 2006

Christian Bale as the Flea

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Every great blog post consists of three acts. The first act is called "The Pledge"; the blogger shows you something ordinary, but of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn"; the blogger makes his ordinary something do something extraordinary. Now if you're looking for the secret... you won't find it, that's why there's a third act called, "The Prestige"; this is the part with the twists and turns, where lives hang in the balance, and you see something shocking you've never seen before.

In the face of David Bowie we can read our own mortality Update: On a related note, Hugh Jackman is returning as Wolverine in an X-Men prequel spectacular. Also, the Beckhams are soon to be bloggers.

The Classical version was missing a mariachi band Update: Raj Bhakta kicks ass. The Hannibal reference is a thing of beauty. Also, note to self: Wear bow-tie to church bazaar tomorrow.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 20, 2006 08:57 AM

Comments

The 8-year-old in me says Batman had better kick Wolverine's ass.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2006 10:39 AM

Given the rhetorical conventions of the genre, I am sad to say it is all too likely Wolverine will kick Batman's ass. Which in the real world would be impossible because Wolverine is Marvel and Batman is DC. Even the coolest DC character is no match for a cool Marvel character.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2006 11:02 AM

True, although Batman is a little more egalitarian. Any schmoe could potentially make enough money to buy training and toys to fight crime by night. Whereas only the genetically gifted get elevated to membership in the X-Men.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2006 11:24 AM

Off-topic, have you seen Bottom's Up starring Jason Mewes and Paris Hilton? Thoughts, remarks, tomatoes?

It's on TMN On Demand now and I am tempted to check it out. I am fairly certain it is going to be about nine shades of awful, but I'd like it to fly just so that Mewes ekes out some kind of post-Jay career.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2006 11:56 AM

I have not seen it and am now taking steps to procure a copy!

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2006 12:40 PM

Actually I goofed, it hits Rogers On Demand on October 27th, a week from today. I guess I got over-excited seeing the title in their little promotional notices last night.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2006 12:57 PM

Batman...sigh. I loved Val Kilmer as Batman, and Michael Keaton of course, but Clooney ruined the enterprise. So can the part of Flea be played by Neil Forrester, at least in my imagination?

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2006 01:15 PM

I am not saying Mr. Bale bears even a passing resemblance to me, only that the trailer suggests a Flea-ish sartorial sense. And profession.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2006 02:34 PM

The trailer is gorgeous -- saw it for the first time last night. Of course, as already discussed above, the subtext (for me) boils down to Batman vs. Wolverine.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2006 03:32 PM

The Beckhams blogging...not expecting to many words are we? And, of course, does anyone believe those two will actually write it?

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 21, 2006 06:04 AM