Thursday, March 8, 2012

Shit my dad says.....

Ok so this is my version of "Shit my Dad Says"

The following was an actual conversation that took place after seeing the trailer for the new John Carter film:

Dad: What's with this John Carter shit?

Me: What shit? They are very popular books and Taylor Kitsch is kinda hot.

Dad: What is it, like a tribute to Arnold?

Me: What?

Dad: You know. Like "Terminator the Conan The Barbarian Years"

Me: Dad, thats John Connor, not Carter.

Dad: Same shit.

Me: No it's not the same at all. John Connor was the leader of the resistance against the Terminators developed by Skynet. John Carter was a Civil-War Captain that mysteriously got projected to Mars, marries a martian Princess and saves the planet.

Dad: So no robots in that one?

Me: No robots. Only aliens and funky creatures.

Dad: That's stupid.

Me: It's not stupid, it's just Science Fiction. It's no more stupid than intelligent robots taking over the world and destroying humanity.

Dad: But at least that could actually happen. I mean we've been waiting for that shit to happen since the '60s. You've seen 2001: A Space Odyssey. What about The Matrix?

Me: How come you can remember 2001: A Space Odyssey, which you haven't seen in 30 years and The Matrix, which I know you slept through and yet not be able to tell the difference between the preview you just saw and Terminator which you own both on VHS and DVD?

Dad: How do you know about all this crap anyway? Why do you have to be such a smart-ass?

Thus endeth the conversation. Apparently I am both a book nerd and a smart-ass. That and my father is convinced the Chinese are making robots that will take over the world because of a special he saw on Daily Planet.

Oy!

Ash






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