To break up the monotony of my 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday, work day I often find myself looking for anything that will bring about various levels of laughter.
Some days require reading the texting misfortunes of others.
Other days joy can be found in the jubilation of silly feline images. *Evie, I think you’ll like this one*
On other other days, random successfully fills the order.
Random is where I came across the following gem. And being that I claim to be well-versed in Rom-Coms (or a hopeless romantic of sorts) I decided this could be considered relevant content within the context of the blog.
Now, I am not above admitting that I have not seen any of the above mentioned movies *that’s right Katie, I still haven’t watched The Notebook* and Hollywood is obviously partial to blame here as well.
But seriously, look at the proof presented before us.
1.) “Start with two pretty white people.“: Casting agents, I’m looking at you. I’m sure Shane West appreciated a job that didn’t involve this *though how much has he really done lately* and Amanda Seyfried (I assume) can’t be blamed for the abysmal ‘Red Riding Hood‘.
2.) “Include an obstacle that makes love between them seem impossible.“: Um…yeah. Shakespeare started that trend. Well, if not start it, he was at least a forefather for it.
3.) “They fall in love anyway.”: Of course they do, otherwise why are we reading/watching this story?
4.) “Throw in a completely-out-of-left-field, exploitative, awful disaster that only serves to jerk tears and turn an otherwise forgettable romance into a tragedy.”: Because god forgive we let people believe that finding/having love can be easy.
5.) “Go to the only poster designer you know.”: Well, Hollywood is strictly to blame for this one, without question. I mean come on! Creativity has seriously jumped ship. Notice that each poster rotates the gender (girl, guy, girl, guy) in which who is holding the others face in their near kiss *otherwise known as a Drumroll if you are so inclined*. Way to think “outside the box”.
6.) “Count your money.“: The bastard.