Monday, February 18, 2008

A game that can't be won, only played

Did anyone else notice this weekend that Will Smith was in just about every movie this weekend? Let's see, Hitch, Men in Black, Enemy of the State, and Bagger Vance were all on Saturday or Sunday. Will Smith is taking over the world.

Anyhow, Theresa and I watched Bagger Vance when it was on. It really sucked you in once you started watching. If you haven't seen the movie, basically, Matt Damon was a great amature golfer at one time, then he had to go fight in WWI, was gone for 15 years or something and came back to play against two of the greatest golfers of their time. Will Smith plays Bagger Vance, Junuh's (Matt Damon's) caddy who came out of nowhere. He basically talks to him throughout the movie about life but using golf as his platform. I really loved this scene because it puts everything in perspective. Bagger puts the decision making on Junuh, he tells him he can start or stop. The great thing about starting was in order to do that, he had to lay his burden down and to stop, he was alone with his burden, letting his past control him. It just seems backwards to do things like that.

PS, check out the REAL Starburst poll. Let's compare all the colors of Starburst, not the crappy yellow ones to spam, chocolate covered cicadas, or rotten eggs.


Anonymous said...

thanks for having my back ed. i told stech his poll was unfair. maybe we can get some real results now! booyah!

Darren said...

That's funny that you mentioned Will Smith. Em and I were wondering the same thing. It must have been his birthday weekend or something based on his career.

I voted for Strawberry.

B-Call said...

the only think i can think about while watching that movie is that it was one of only two movies played on our cruise. Bagger and What Women Want were on 24 hours a day. and when i wasn't busy pooping water out of my butt and busy not getting busy, i was watching one of these two movies.