Monday, July 21, 2008

Scarred for Life

Music for the moment - "Bandages" by Hot Hot Heat

Because some of you (Z) have asked, I do have a photo of the damage on TFN's leg in all its grisly glory. For the squeamish, I'll just post a link to the laceration. You can see it in all its majesty here.

Good weekend. Saturday we went to see my niece in a summer theater play. She's only 10, and had a bit part with a handful of lines, but I was really impressed. She didn't seem at all nervous, and I could clearly understand all of her lines. She spoke clearly and enunciated, not mumbling at all, which is more than I can say for some of the older kids. The girl has a career ahead of her in acting, advertising, PR or politics for sure, you know, should she want to sacrifice her soul for one of those careers.

The only problem was that the playhouse is OLD, and it was packed to the brim with a couple hundred people, and was sans AC. Brutal, and not in a sweet death metal brutal way. Baby No Name was stripped down to a t-shirt and skivvies, and I was quite jealous of his ability to do so and avoid arrest in that heat.

Last night, we saw the latest Batman flick. Without giving anything away, it was great, easily the darkest yet. It's not a feelgood film, and Ledger's Joker is one of the darkest yet. It was thoroughly twisted, but we really dug it.

Also, if you're looking for more gruesome grisliness, check out this photo of Coder's contusion, incurred in a bicycle incident.


beckyboop said...


Jennifer said...

Hey! Is that a Nike swoosh?

alpharat said...

We're thinking that it's a checkmark. The wound has been approved.

Then again, if it were a Nike swoosh, we could sell ad space on her leg.

Jennifer said...

Coder's contusion: If you look closely, after several cocktails, it kind of looks like a detail shot from the shroud of turin.

A whole Nike campaign built around injuries might be interesting. "Just ice it." "Just suture it." "Just put it in a full body cast."