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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Toonz in the Hood

This weekend Manda and I continued our tradition of going to see childrens movies together. The experience is usually as entertaining than the movie itself...sometimes moreso. We laughed through Monsters Inc. and the "Poopy Diaper" man. We giggled until we were almost blue in the face over Finding Nemo. This weekend, we went to see "Hoodwinked" at the local Loew's Cineplex.

The experience itself was slightly annoying, with this little brat of a child sitting behind me. He was laying in his seat with his feet pressed firmly into the back of mine. Now, those of you who have been to Loew's know that their seats are HUGE and there is plenty of leg room. There was no reason for this small child to have his feet against my chair other than bad parenting. Every time there was an exciting part in the movie, he would start stomping and kicking into me to which I would respond with an evil glare. His parents didn't really seem to notice. Finally, two-thirds of they through the movie I turned and said "get your feet off of me."

Did the parents scold their little hellspawn? Nope. The mother responded with "He's ONLY 6 years old." WTF kind of response is that? Just because he's six doesn't mean he shouldn't know how to behave and sit in his seat. If I had acted in such a manner, my parents would have taken me out of the theatre. What is she going to do when her little brat rapes the neighbor's 2 year old and sets their house on fire? Object with "He's ONLY 40 years old!" Parents should take a test before being allowed to remove their spawn from the hospital.

I don't have anything too exciting to report about the movie. It was cute. It was not side-splittingly funny like Finding Nemo or anything, but it was cute. There were a few funny quotes and moments:

Nicky Flippers: We don't arrest people for being creepy.
P-Biggie: [into walkie-talkie] Hey, Bruce, you know that guy we have in the tank?
Bruce: [over walkie-talkie] The creepy one?
P-Biggie: Better let him go.

Boingo: Dolph! Go get the Helicopter! And Keith! Change your name! It's not very scary sounding and I get embarrassed saying it!

Boingo: You must be an autumn.


At 1/25/2006 3:09 AM, Blogger CeCe's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

I absolutely agree with you. My son is ONLY six and if he acted that way I would have done exactly what you said, taken him out of the movie.
I have no tolerance for bratty children and I believe it's the parents fault when they are allowed to act like that.
As far as I'm concerned, when no action is taken it only encourages the children and when the day comes that the parents actually decide to discipline them, they have no respect for the parent and pretty much laugh at their efforts.

Well, at least you tried.

At 1/30/2006 1:00 PM, Blogger Skylark's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

Train up a child the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. Train him up to be a hellspawn and when he is old, he'll be toothless and crabby and mean. I love kids but when they start to get all-bratty its not cute anymore.

At 2/02/2006 10:31 AM, Blogger honeykbee's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

Bad parenting. National epidemic.


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