Things to argue about
My wife and I had a ‘discussion’ tonight over which film to watch on TV. For some reason she wanted to watch some romantic pap (‘I love you’, ‘kiss me’ etc), while I energetically voted for the more sensible Army of Darkness. Naturally, she won, though in retrospect I think I should start throwing my (considerable) weight around here a bit more often.
‘What? Touchy-feely nonsense film? No, woman! Bring on the Zombies (and that crazed bloke with the chainsaw)’.
After I married my lovely German wife, one of the first and best books I read was a novel by Mil Millington: Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About. The story involves a comical look at the relationship between a German lady and an English man living in London, something the author was able to probe rather nicely give that he is indeed in a long term relationship with a German.
To get an idea of the sort of humour you can expect, have a look here - a list of things they argue about (well, I thought it was funny).
Also amusing is Mil’s Apology Homepage, a list of people, nations, companies etc that should apologise, and why. E.g.
From the impassioned:
‘The gormless shitsacks who broke into my car should apologise: for not having the decency to have died very young when it would still have been a tragedy’
To the sensible:
‘Lou Perleman should apologise: and then be hit in the head with a brick for starting the so-called boy-band craze’
And the theological:
‘God should apologise: for taking Douglas Adams and leaving George W. Bush’
Admittedly, the last ‘apology request’ is the feeble justification for publishing this post on a blog supposedly dedicated to *coughs awkwardly* biblical exegesis and theological discussion.
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