Thursday, October 8, 2009

What Happens When People Like Me Rule the World

Slayer and I went to see Zombieland the other night. And yeah, it was the best cinematic experience ever. I'm so tempted to open up an amusement park with a kill-the-zombie roller coaster. You'd come to my amusement park, wouldn't you? And someone in my general vicinity thinks like I do. There's a haunted house near me where you can supposedly shoot zombies with paintball guns. Which is beyond awesome.

You bet I'm going. Frankly, I can't decide whether I'm reassured by the fact that there's someone else out there like me, or frightened beyond belief.

Moving on...

As we're taking the 10K hike from the lobby down to Theater 18, we pass the sign for Theater 16. Which is showing "Harry P-..." Yes, that's an exact quote. Harry P dash dot dot dot. You know where my mind went. I'm not going to say it out loud. Or blog it out loud. Whatever.

And you've got to wonder whether the person intentionally programmed it like that, giggling maniacally the whole time (look! look! another person like me!), or whether they were totally oblivious about the fun that the pervy people would have.

It's not just the movie people, either. My minivan, Helsing, has one of those sound systems that tells you what song is playing and who the artist is. One day, the Batson insisted that Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You" was his favorite song, and he refused to let me change the station. The radio people summed up my thoughts on the situation exactly. The whole time that it was playing, the display said "Suck." Nothing else. Just suck.

Am I the only person who laughs at stuff like this?

Oh, and check out my introduction over at The Elevensies. There are TONS of cool books coming out in 2011, and I'm one of them!

23 comments:

Katie said...

I am so cracking up that your car is named the Helsing and that the funny DJ guys wrote SUCK on Kelly's song!

*totally chuckling*

Now off to see who the elevensies are!

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Lisa and Laura said...

I'm with Katie, the fact that you have a minivan named Helsing means that we would 100% be friends in real life. That is freaking hilarious.

sraasch said...

Zombieland = AMAZING. I would so ride that roller coaster.

CKHB said...

Oh, no! Something we disagree on? I'm heartbroken...

Yes, I would TOTALLY go to a Zombieland theme park, but my husband and I saw the movie last night and we thought it was [expletive] awful. Like, I'm ANGRY by how awful it was, given the potential it had...

I'd explain my reasoning here, but I don't want to post spoilers. I am available to discuss by email...

PJ Hoover said...

Awesome intro over there! And people like you should rule the world. Wouldn't it be a more fun place?

K.C. Shaw said...

I read your Elevensies interview last night--it was a lot of fun!

I was going to see Zombieland this afternoon but I have to work. I'll definitely go Saturday afternoon.

"Suck," heheheheehe.

Natalie Whipple said...

This whole post had me giggling, so I guess I'm a person like you. Your interview was hilarious! Of course. 2011 is going to be a great year in books;)

K. M. Walton said...

Haven't seen Zombieland yet, what with me being all injured and stuff; it'll have to wait till I officially lose da'boot.

I do believe I would laugh myself silly if my radio display said, 'suck'.

Marybeth Poppins said...

I can't wait till your book comes out!

Kelly said...

Zombieland does look like a cool movie and I would so ride that roller coaster so build it already!
And I firmly believe that the writers of Harry P.... and Suck wrote that intentionally! (I would have giggled too!)
I'm off to check Elevensies.

Tiny T said...

Snarf! I haven't given my car a name... Maybe that's why it's been slowly falling apart on me. Or it's turning into a zombie. A zombie car = zomcar? ... or carbie (very close to carrie)... Interesting *taps fingers together*

Barry Napier said...

I keep meaning to name my car. Preferably something more clever than " 10 Year Old Piece of Crap"

Mariah Irvin said...

Awesomeness in everything you just said, especially your interview.

Cate Gardner said...

I'd be giggling too... Off to check out your introduction.

And not a word of a lie, the verification word is : tickl

CKHB said...

I just read your Elevensies post, and... I heart you. We'll just have to agree to disagree about this one zombie movie in particular...

Word Verification: hairwo

Definition: what Carrie says when she sees a pompadour.

Tere Kirkland said...

I've been wanting to see Zombieland from the first gore-splattered trailer!

This is my first time on your blog, but your post slayed me, and will have me coming back for brains. I mean more.

People like you SHOULD rule the world.;)

Natalie L. Sin said...

While I don't share your passion for zombies, I do stay up late and laugh at infomercials. Currently, Calmax is my favorite. "Suck" sums it up perfectly.

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

LOL

Sounds like you'll have a very fun Halloween.

Nadine said...

LOL - I'm the same way. I giggle for long periods of time at stuff like that to the point where my husband will look at me and say, "Really? You're still laughing about that?"

LOL - Yep.

storyqueen said...

minivan Helsing! Hahahahaha! And I needed a laugh today.

Christina Farley said...

You always make me giggle. And I'm so glad your husband only calls you Mad Cow in private. Yeah for 2011!!!!!! BTW, 11 is my lucky number. Both my boys were born on the 11th.

Jade said...

Your Elevensies interview was hysterical!

As an Aussie, I've yet to see any sparkly wombats but I am keeping my eyes peeled.

I will report back with any sightings.