The above has nothing to do with my last Monday of unemployment (for now, I guess) but I just thought it was a building with virtues so ridiculous, they border on genius.
Because who doesn’t want to live in a rainbow, right?
But yes, last Monday of unemployment for now. It was surprisingly anti-climatic.
Though you want to know what wasn’t anti-climatic?
Yea, we went and saw The Expendables last night with some friends.
It was everything you would expect from a movie with Sylvestor Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, a cameo by Arnold Schwarzenegger, insane amounts of gore, and a minimal amount of plot.
Chris’ favorite bit of dialogue:
Daughter of dictator all tied up and about to be tortured and killed:
“Why are you here?”
Sylvestor Stallone, bad ass mercenary come to save her because he wants to be a “good guy:
“Because I am”
So yea, lots of dialogue that makes me seriously think the writers took a lot of cat naps under the assumption that anyone attending this film is coming for the gore and the hunky bad boys rather than a profound narrative on modern day drug-fueled dictatorships.
Which, given the dudes (and 1 fantastic lady) I saw it with, sounds about right.
It was fun though. For me, the highlights were the Chengdu snacks we had before the film and the fact that Chris and I purchased 2 waters and a medium popcorn for just 22kuai (or about 3 dollars).
We will be adding “movie theater food at non-movie theater prices” to the “Things I love About China” column.