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Monday, April 24, 2006

The Racine Shutdown 

Did you know that some places actually still close on Sunday? I was hanging out with my friend Nicole who lives in Racine. We went out and saw American Dreamz, and then tried to go out to dinner after.

By the way, American Dreamz wasn't that great. If you're looking for good political satire, go see Thank You For Smoking instead. Sarah and I saw that last weekend, and we both thought it was hilarious. I know a lot of people are calling it an anti-smoking movie, but it's really not. It hits both sides very hard, which is the key to good satire. If you watch that movie, and only come away with the impression that it's anti-smoking, then you weren't paying attention.

Anyway, back to the story. After the movie we started driving around to different places (that weren't fast food joints) for something to eat. It took us 3 tries before we found a place that wasn't closed on Sunday. What's with those people? I know God rested on Sunday and all... but I'm sure he was still hungry. After all, he worked hard those other 6 days. If only the Bible had read, "On the seventh day he rested, and went out to dinner to indulge in every culinary excess, and it was good." Imagine how much better our world would be today.

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I loved Thank you for Smoking. Unfortunately, I saw it at the end of a very long day, so I dozed off at one point, but my friends were able to reconstruct it for me. Hilarious. I didn't see the anti-smoking angle in it, but we did determine that it might just be the first movie ever that is pro-lobbyist.

  Posted at April 24, 2006 1:42 PM by Blogger Jenna  
I would think you could have found an Italian place. They're usually closed on Mondays.

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  Posted at April 24, 2006 4:47 PM by Blogger Stella  
Actually... we specifically tried an Italian place (the name of which I don't recall), and it was indeed closed.

  Posted at April 24, 2006 5:56 PM by Blogger Nick  
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