For many Americans, today's a holiday. Labor Day. They don't have to work, either from home or at the office. To be honest, I didn't even realize today was a holiday. I don't have to work either, though that's because this is the only day I have off in a string of 11 days There's tons of shit I need to get done around the house. Nope, no real holiday for me. No relaxing. The lawn needs mowing, new trim needs to be put around the new / old back door, my supermarket shopping needs to be done, and I want to get a ride in, right now I'm 18 miles ahead in my goal of riding 2500 miles this year. Oh, and the Tour de France needs to be watched on TV. Oh... and there's laundry.
I went to the movies last night. Everything was super safe. You needed to keep a mask on unless you were eating a snack or drinking a beverage. Every other row was closed off. There was hand sanitizer everywhere. As we were leaving there were 2 associates waiting with a sprayer to go in and disinfect. Personally, I felt far safer there then I do going to the store everyday where hundreds of strangers walk through the front door daily, no small number without masks... and touch everything.
And what film did I go see? "Tenet." Think time inversion. The kid at the concession stand said "there are times when you really need to think." That was an understatement. A number of words are.. taped together to form a semi-cohesive thesis revolving around entropy. Since most people know nothing about entropy, you might just was well say the film is about throwing cooked spaghetti against the wall and seeing how long it sticks. As with Christopher Nolan's other 2 mind bending films, "Memento" and "Inception," the audience is there for the eye candy and the special effects. No one is buying a ticket for a lesson in physics, it's a screenplay, remember? Me? Even though I liked it, I found parts confusing. Of course, the only reason I bought my ticket was for a chance to go to the movies... and the special effects... and the eye candy. Just call me simple.