Thursday, October 21, 2010
Hey guys -- I'm working on a review of Hell House, which I saw last night. Tis the season for the creepy-ass you're going to burn in hell haunted house so I thought it about time. For those who haven't heard, these haunted houses have been around for a good while, a spin on the traditional ghosts and goblins. You have raves, gay men dying of AIDS, girls getting raped at raves, and other assorted scenarios designed to win souls for the Lord, in the parlance of the evangelicals. While I believe in God, I certainly don't go in for the whole fire and brimstone thing even though it was omnipresent in the culture in which I was raised. Best line of the documentary -- hell is different for every person. To which I can give a hearty amen. Most interesting moment -- a girl playing someone who is suicidal because she thinks she's "ruined" from having premarital sex talks about when she saw the guy who raped her two years prior touring Hell House during her performance and realized that she hadn't gotten over the experience. Lots to think about!
Changing gears, I'm also wishing my dear friend Steph the best of luck in her surgery and recovery today. If you've been keeping up with her blog, you know she's scheduled for a double masectomy today. Last update -- surgery went well! Will keep you posted.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"If I were asked for a one line answer to the question 'What makes a woman good in bed?' I would say, 'A man who is good in bed.'"Bob Guccione
Memoir suggestion: What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted E. Lynn Harris -- fantastic read!
Benedictions and Maledictions