My Beloved Husband has to put up with my annoying habit of turning any movie watched at home in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, where I play Joel Robinson and all of the puppets. Maybe this is why my husband rarely sees movies with me in actual theaters, for fear of reprisal from the rest of the audience.
Anyway, last night the DigiSpouse was watching The Painted Veil with Ed Norton doing wrteched dialogue with a fake British accent - when I married you, I knew you were not the cleverest girl . . .
Ed Norton (speaking about some far flung Chinese village): They are in desperate dire need of a doctor.
Naomi Watts: But you're not a doctor . . . you're a bacteriologist!
Me: Didn't you hear? Desperate dire need? Dang, chica, they'll take you with a styptic pencil!
DigiSpouse: Shhhhhh . . .
Ed Norton: It shall be hard. One can travel by train to Tengze, then it will be ten days by sedan chair . . .
That's when I got excited. What if we cut back on gas consumption by reinstating the use of sedan chairs? Sure, it's a bit slow going, but if I had my chair, I could simply pop down to the local Home Depot and hire my carriers cheaply. C'mon, it's honest work and I reduce my carbon footprint. Win-win-win!!