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I would break the law to save a loved one if…
I believed in my soul I could make a difference and get the desired outcome. It would serve no purpose whatsoever for me to make a failed attempt and for us both to be sacrificed or both of us in jail. There are quite a few scenarios that don’t involve the police or jail time where breaking the law and taking matters into my own hand might be advisable. It would be great if I had the swagger of James Bond or the intuition and skill set of Liam Neeson’s character in Taken. I would be one bad mother… — shut my mouth (remember yesterday’s post?).
If the loved one were my wife or a child there is no telling what I might. Might be capable of!
Given the choice between having to live the rest of my life without my voice, or living the rest of my life without the ability to hear, I would choose…
My voice. This was the easiest question so far. You see, I don’t like hearing my own voice but having to give up hearing all the things that I have grown so accustomed to would be difficult. Not impossible because people the world over have to do it everyday. Losing my voice would affect others more so than me. Losing my hearing would directly effect me.
People would have to do without hearing my voice but I would forever have to do without hearing my favorite songs, laughter, children, Morgan Freeman’s narration of almost every nature documentary ever made except the ones James Earl Jones did, that noise when the Emergency Alert System goes for a test, a friend’s hello, my favorite instrument – the piano, a wife’s I love you, the theme song from Doctor Who, sounds of love making, birds chirping, someone trying to get away with farting on a crowded elevator, the slight delay in hearing the bat hit the ball after you see the ball flying through the air, trying to quickly skim past Nancy Grace but knowing full well her voice will make it through as you channel surf.
I would have to deal with not being able to hear the mailman’s truck while he’s down the street so I can grab my mail and packages and run out to meet him, thus saving me a trip to the post office. I would miss the sound of the jerk chicken I’m gonna grill tonight with broccoli and quinoa. I would not hear James say, “Bond, James Bond.” I would miss Picard’s “Make It So”, Lt. Columbo’s peculiar way of annoying murder suspects, Princess Buttercup, Prince Humperdink, Wesley and every famous line from The Princess Bride. I would miss out on hearing the voices of any blogging friends I might meet later in life, the power of the space shuttle take-offs and so much more. Good, bad or smelly, hearing is what I would want to keep and the vocal cords is what I would be willing to give up.
I am very thankful to have use of all my senses and faculties.
Movies are a passion of mine and lately I have not had the chance to enjoy them like I usually do (I apologize on behalf of my Roll Film page). I have been thinking about how much I miss watching movies and a thought entered my mind (I’m not used to that). I was thinking about sequels and the studios that make them. This is just a small rant on a non important subject considering the devastation in Japan. My heart and prayers go out to the entire country and especially those who lost family members.
I have a really huge problem with Hollywood studios who see the potential of a movie script and perhaps their franchise and don’t think far enough in advance. I really hate when I become accustomed to a character (mainly because of the actor/actress) playing the part and in the next movie they have been replaced. I hope there are others who feel the same way.
When Michael Keaton was passed over for the second incarnation of the Batman franchise I was extremely agitated. When Clooney stepped into the role it was laughable along with the movie itself. Nipples on the Batsuit – com’ on!
Timothy Dalton was picked to play James Bond because the farts over at Remington Steele wouldn’t let Pierce Brosnan out of his contract. Terence Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle because of a conflict. When I get attached to a character, I expect the same actress to be there to portray that character each and every time. Studios should have enough sense commit the actors they hire to a franchise contract with at least a five picture deal.
How many people would have seen any of the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels is Johnny Depp refused to sign on for the sequel? I don’t believe many. Depp was the movie. Downey Jr. is Iron Man. Shatner is Captain Kirk. Daniel Radcliffe is Harry Potter and so on.
Which replacement bothered you the most or perhaps none have bothered you? Chime in.