[IWE] "pop!" goes the chest

Ben Tilly iwe@warhead.org.uk
Mon, 6 Oct 2008 03:38:38 -0700

On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 11:59 PM, Carl Forde <carl.forde@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 11:53 PM, Peter Whysall <peter.whysall@ntlworld.com>
> wrote:
>> I dunno what's funnier; Rand's incomprehension that you have managed to
>> reach your mid-30s without seeing "Alien", or your response to it.
> Well, I kinda share his response. I've heard of Alien. I've even seen boxed
> DVD set of the movies. I left it on the shelf. It really doesn't appear to
> be a movie I want to see.

Exactly.  I don't see many movies.  i grew up without a TV and too
poor to indulge, in movies and never picked up the habit since.  I
*really* have not enjoyed the few horror and/or thriller type movies
that I have seen over the years.  (For instance the original Indiana
Jones left me with nightmares for several months.)  Sitting in a seat
experiencing adrenaline is simply not my idea of a good time.  (Heck,
I don't even like the mild rush you get with situation comedy.)  Given
that, no matter how good it is, the odds that I would enjoy Alien are
essentially nil.

I accept that it is good.  I grant that it is a classic.  However even
if I had the time, I'd be about as likely to volunteer to see it as I
would to ask my dentist to leave off the anesthetic.