Just yesterday, I was driving through a roundabout and some guy forgot to use his indicator to turn and I almost ran into him, did I shout or anything? No, I just raised my hands in a "what was that about?" gesture, to which he proceeded to wind down his window, flip me the bird and call me a stupid fucking cunt. Bit of an over-reaction I thought, especially since I wasn't the one who forgot how to drive! And I felt embarrassed, which is ridiculous because I had done absolutely nothing wrong, and I was thinking to myself - what kind of horse-shit is this? I mean really, what the hell is wrong with some people these days?
And today at work, a day where we didn't really have to deal with hordes of children, a day to just get a few end of year things sorted out and knock it down a notch, a whole lot of people were acting like angry beavers and spent the day grumbling around like the jam was outta their donuts. Why? It is literally two days away from the end of the year and if you ask me, that is something to be happy about! I just don't understand why everyone is so cranky, what happened to good will unto others? Why is everyone being so Grinchy all of a sudden? Well I am not buying into it, I am not letting anyone rain on my parade, I'm going out in a zen like fashion, just as I promised myself I would, with a smile on my face and a spring in my step. The work year is almost over and there are just too many good things to look forward to right now, so to all of you grumblers and moaners- well I am flipping you the bird because no one's taking the jam outta my donut this Christmas!
Release Date: 2000
Running Time: 104 mins
When it comes to Dr Seuss movies, this is the best offering hands down. It was actually the first Dr Seuss book to be made into a full length feature film and was lovingly directed by Ron Howard. It won the Academy Award for Best Make-Up and was nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Costuming.
The Who's of Whoville are all set for another Christmas extravaganza of Ben Hur proportions, however young Cindy Lou Who fears that the spirit of Christmas has been lost and is looking for a way to rekindle it. She sets out to engage The Grinch, a grumpy outcast recluse that despises all Who's and all things Christmas. With his dog Max, the Grinch plans on stealing Christmas, but Cindy Lou's ideals for a better and more inclusive Christmas get in his way.
Jim Carrey is tremendous as the Grinch, adding loads of humour and physical excitement to his role. The cast is comprised of genuinely funny actors including Christine Baranski, Jeffrey Tambor and Molly Shannon and the overall effect is magical and hilarious. There is a great moral story at play for kids to consider about the real meaning of Christmas and it's a great choice for a pre-Christmas viewing.
FINAL SAY: Oh, the humanity!
4 Chili Peppers