Saturday, December 29, 2007

Ever Alert

It occurred to me recently that, with all the drama around here, I had really let my training regimen go to heck in a handbasket.  This is simply unacceptable.  To whom if not The Sheep, will the world turn when that faint moaning is heard and the boards nailed across the windows start to give way?

I take my role in the future of the human race seriously.  Very seriously.

So, I put on my finest hoodie, found the part in my hair for the first time in days and steeled myself for some of Hollywood's finest in digital education.  At my side for this endeavor were Future SIL Sheep and Niece Sheep.  Niece Sheep brought along Great Nephew Sheep, but he is still sort of a work in progress and doesn't really have much of a view at this point so I doubt that he got much out of it.  However, I hear good things about the ability of the little ones to pick up sound in utero so there is every reason to believe that he will be able to join my Army Against Annihilation at some point.

I like to think that Zombie fighting will bring our family even closer together as time passes.  I'm already working on a design for our matching jackets.  I think that the little baby version will be particularly darling...

Now there are those who will claim that I Am Legend is not about zombies, rather that these are simply poor souls horribly mutated through infection.  I beg to differ.  This film falls squarely within the genre and anyone who fails to understand that the coming Zombie Menace could arrive in any form is just asking for trouble.  We need to consider all possibilities here, people!  I came away from today's little outing with any number of new and exciting possibilities for surviving the hordes of ravaging flesh eaters.  I highly recommend this movie to not only the experienced zombie hunter, but also the newbies out there who are only just beginning to glean the importance of stockpiling batteries and fruit cocktail.

Plus you get to see Will Smith without a shirt and doing chin-ups.  This particular scene led to the following in-depth discussion:

Niece Sheep:  (in an awed whisper) Damn.

Auntie Sheep:  (who is older and perhaps having more trouble catching her breath at that point)  Um.  Yeahhhhhhh.....


I also brought along the second of The Sort Of Purple Socks That Might Match Something I Own and knit on it for a bit during the previews.  But that is really incidental and the sock was set aside for the viewing of the training film in order that it might receive my full attention.  My only complaint is that there is no accompanying course material handed out at the ticket window and it was really too dark to take notes.  I'll wait for it to come out on video and then see if I can't jot down a few helpful thoughts.

And no...not just on the "chin-ups" scene.  

SA




11 comments:

Julie said...

Will Smith without a shirt and doing chin ups - YUMMY!

Marianne said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, yeah, I'm fanti___...er...ahem... visualizing that as I type... Mr. Will Smith Naked Chest Chin Ups Muscles in Arms...Oh! excuse me? What were you saying... zombies? oh yeah... gotcha...

trek said...

We watched Ghost Rider t'other night. I'm not saying it was a good movie. I'm not saying rent it (ours came from the DVD movie subscription so the price was right).

The theology was pathetic and the story line lame. The special effects were really good and Nicolas Cage without a shirt - "cut"!

mehitabel said...

Okay, that's quite an image for a demure widow lady to envision. Perhaps safer not to go, instead to wait for the DVD so that drooling and panting can take place in my own living room? No wonder the poor sock was neglected!

Knitting Linguist said...

I am so glad that you are taking care of this for the rest of us, and I hope that there are plans in the works to produce the definitive work on this subject for those of us who are less diligent but who would nevertheless like to survive the impending invasion. The weaker of mind among us tend to be terminally distracted by shirtless Will Smiths, alas, and neglect to take notes on the finer points of zombie survival. :)

Beth said...

Zombie-type movies creep me out, so I'm really glad you're watching them for us!

Mia said...

ohhh sheepie. I've been wantin' to see that movie.. andI think today might be the day. Sounds like something every self respectin' hoarder should see.

And really. Will Smith without a shirt on. I saw previews... so it doesn't really even matter what the story line is. ya know?

Future SIL said...

You forgot to mention the BULGING muscles, the six pack ABS,or the sweat that is pouring down over all things manly......Nope, didn't see that. My mind was on the one and only Baby Brother Sheep. Ok I lied...DAMN he was hot. Sorry :(

Teri S. said...

A friend saw I Am Legend the other night and her descriptions ("I nearly jumped out of my seat about 10 times" and "I watched a lot of it through my hands") pretty much convinced it that that's not the movie for me. Such a movie wimp I am. Which probably explains the next question. Who's Will Smith?

knitseashore said...

Re: Accompanying course material: online tutorial for us newbies. If we sign up now, we should be eligible for the free invasion emergency kit, right?

debsnm said...

Along the lines of zombies in I Am Legend - I couldn't decide if they were zombies or vampires - here are my arguments:
Zombies don't fry in the sun.
Vampires drink blood, they don't eat flesh.
So, I'm thinking 50% zombie, 50% vampire?? GREAT movie, though!!!!