Just an Old Fart Stuck in his Ways  

jrb6955 59M
154 posts
8/15/2006 8:32 pm

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8/23/2006 9:14 pm

Just an Old Fart Stuck in his Ways

Last night I has an epiphany. At 48 years old, having never been married and having botched every serious relationship I have ever had, I realized I was just an old fart who has become too stuck in his ways to ever settle down into a serious long term relationship. While I do have many good qualities, I have developed a few too many bad traits and habits over the years. I am opinionated, which can be a good thing, but can also be a bad thing. I guess it depends upon your point of view. I have an unfortunate tendency to be condescending, although it is not intentional (at least it isn't most of the time - it is probably a hazard of the trade). My sense of humor can be bizarre at times (I find Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street type films funny - it stems from their predictability), which is often not appreciated by the fairer sex. Now do not get me wrong, I am not crying in my beer here. I am quite content with the single life and have become accustom to doing a lot of things by myself. But self-reflection on ones own bad qualities, while healthy and enlightening, can be depressing.

While a bit off point from the original theme of this post, I feel I must elaborate on my comment about finding slasher genre horror films funny due to their predictability. In Friday the 13th films, have you ever noticed that the first 2 people to be killed by Jason are almost always the 2 teens who had sex. The third person Jason kills is invariably the teen who was abusing drugs or alcohol. There is usually only a sole survivor of the night of carnage (although there is sometimes two survivors), who is usually a female (when there are 2 survivors, they are usually male and female). And of course, while the movies always end with the purported demise of Jason, he is invariably resurrected in a few years for another night of carnage.

rm_ironhead1956 61M
275 posts
8/15/2006 9:04 pm

I've certainly had those moments of enlightenment myself, and being your age, I can relate. Your dead on on the horror movie thing, my 1st wife had to see every one of them that out. What a drag. Have a good one.

jrb6955 replies on 8/23/2006 9:24 pm:
Thanks. As for the horror movies, I guess that is how (and why) the Wayan Brothers have been so successful with their "Scary Movie" franchise. It is amazing that with blood and gore abound, predictability and bad acting can equate to humor.

amoldenough 71F
16436 posts
8/16/2006 10:47 pm

I love horror movies, even the bad ones. I love the way, when a girl is running away from whoever, she always runs upstairs, where there is no chance for escape.

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

jrb6955 replies on 8/23/2006 9:27 pm:
How true. They also always go to investigate the strange noise rather than hightail it outta there.

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