KICK-DERRIERE?

Okay I didn’t know if WordPress would allow me to use the real title in my blog as the recent movie depicts; as in the A and the double S.  Even if WordPress did allow me to use it I still don’t think I would have anyway. I haven’t seen the movie but looking at previews it just doesn’t seem to appeal to me very much. In other words I seriously doubt I would go and see it.  I do like action movies and I do like comedies.  Put both of them together and usually it would be a movie that I would really enjoy. 

My point in question though is the title of the movie itself.  Is it okay now to go to school and tell your teacher and other classmates you went and watched this movie, or even to say the phrase? How about going to church on Sunday morning and your pastor or a Sunday school teacher asking you what movie did you go see last night?  I can’t help but laugh at myself even at the thought if it.

Roger Ebert gave it one star out of four.  His words were “morally reprehensible”. Several other critics had given it a low rating as well.  I’ve read reviews of people who have gone and watched it and said it was a great action movie with lots of violence and bloodshed.  But many of them also said it’s not for youngsters (Even though one of the main characters is an 11 year-old girl). I’m not going to judge the plot of the movie and how it played out because that wouldn’t be fair to the creators or the actors and actresses of this film since I haven’t seen it.  The title alone will more than likely keep me away.  Okay, so I’m old fashioned but I just wouldn’t be able to bring myself to tell someone like a pastor, teacher or anyone else that I went and watched that movie.  “What movie did you and your family go see last night?”

“Oh we went and watched Kick Butt.”? It just doesn’t sound right using another phrase so I guess I’ll just leave it alone. 

Though my child is grown if I had any small children I wouldn’t want to take them to see it not only because of the title but it also has an R-rating.  So if its not for the kids and old fogies like me then I guess the only ones that would go and watch it would be older teens and the twenty-something crowd. Want to watch a good comedy/action movie that is suitable for the whole family?  Try to find the movie ‘3 Ninja’s’ (1992, Touchstone Pictures).   Now that is a great action movie for the whole family without all the blood, guts and gore and there were even a couple of sequels to it as well.

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ALL IN A FAMILY

I love my family.  Some of them I don’t see much anymore since they have moved away and started family’s of their own.   Times always change not only in the world but for families too.  As all the siblings grow up and move away from the nest it’s harder to find time to spend with that brother or sister you were always so close to growing up. That playmate you once had that you were inseparable from now has their family and you have yours. Children come along then grandchildren.  Suddenly you realize when everyone congregated at mama’s and daddy’s; now you’re the mama or daddy where your own family congregates.  When everyone once met at grandma and grandpa’s now suddenly you’re the grandma or grandpa everyone meets at. When we think of family we think of our mama, daddy, grandma, grandpa, brother or sister or son and daughter. 

Many of us have other members that we call family that most other people never get to see or meet unless they came to our house; that’s our four legged family members.  They are always staying at home waiting for mama or daddy to come home.

 If you love them they know it and are happy to see you when you get home.  Our dogs would bounce up and down and spin around in a circle with their mouth open and tongue hanging out as though they are smiling at us when we come home. They’ll bark at us wagging their tail as though they are telling us what they did during the day.  They learn some of our vocabulary.  Ours gets all excited when we ask the question in one word “Ride?” because they know what it means and it’s a special treat for them.  

 And when one of those special family members passes away it is just like losing anyone else in the family.  There is a void, an emptiness that can never be filled.   Eventually you may get another…I don’t like to call them ‘pets’.  My wife and I both prefer to call ours ‘son’ or ‘daughter’.  They are family to us. Even though you will always get another there will always be that special place in your heart for that one special family member that is always happy to see you.  No matter how rich or poor you are.  No matter how beautiful or handsome you may or may not be.  All they see is happiness when you come home and the special moments you spend together.  Always treasure those times like you would any other family member.  ‘As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.’ Psalms 103:15,16. (KJV)

Hello world!

I like that title, “Hello World”  This is all new to me.  It’s like going on vacation in the mountains or to a beach and the first time you pull the curtains back on the window or the doors on the balcony and take that first breathtaking view.  You have only seen it on brochures or on a website or television but now you’re looking at it live in living color.  That’s what blogging is like to me right now.  But I’m looking forward to many more in the future.