10 December 2012
Why it’s good to be bad
Let's cut to the chase. No prelude, no fascinating back story,
straight in - Who the heck was riveted to their seat, moved to
tears, danced with joy and applauded in delight at the story
'Michael was a well behaved boy who never did anything wrong or
unexpected. He never broke the rules, never took a risk and was
always polite.' Oh that's right, there was that one person…. What
was his name?
For everybody out there who has taken the Reader's Digest, Cliff
Notes version to the end of every story ever told, you may have the
misconception that the smiling person fading into the end credits
is happy because they did something good, worthwhile, righteous
even. The Good guy wins the girl, the well behaved child receives
praise. What you missed in the extended intro and the middle of
that story, is the part that makes it interesting. The large chunk
of the movie when they were actually being BAD and
having a damn good time doing it.
The Grinch - Was a
BAD guy. His antics are hilarious to those with a dry sense of
humor. Can you imagine watching 2 hours of well behaved Whoville
where nobody misbehaved and everybody was polite. Two words - Paint
Pirates of the
Carribean - Yeah Yeah Good people, sailing ships, blah
blah blah. And then there's Pirates. Now we have a story.
Get Him to the
Greek - Every Scene of that movie could land you on
Santa's naughty list stroking his furry beard. But dear Santa, it
looks like fun.
Return of the Jedi
- Admit it. You were a little impressed when the Emporer started
shooting sparks from his fingers.
No smart alecks, I am not suggesting that you streak past the
police station before climbing into a stolen car. I am suggesting
that you make decisions that will make you healthy, happy and free
from impending legal proceedings. Life's too short to never know
what's on the other side of the fence.
I've been bad this year. And it was fun!
Please keep your judgemental head shaking to yourself.
The Happiest Person in the room