Monday, January 03, 2005

“Some folks call it hell, I call it Hades.”

The Movie: Sling Blade, 1996 (Billy Bob Thornton, screenwriter and director)
Who says it: Billy Bob Thornton as Karl, a disabled man released from a hospital for the criminally insane
The context: Karl is explaining to his young friend Frank (Lucas Black) why he never seriously considered suicide, because of the prospect of eternal damnation.
How to use it: To comment on any miserable place.

So this morning I'm packing up the car and the dog, and headed back up 95 to Maine... I'm varying my route a little this time, taking the Tappan Zee instead of the George Washington Bridge, so maybe it won't be so bad. And this time I'm not making the detour to Newport.

It's not such a misery, really; I like long car trips. After this one, though, I think I'll have had enough for a while. And I know Dizzy feels the same way.

1 comment:

Anna said...

Good choice to do the Tappen Zee! Should be a slower day than normal. You must get the new EZ pass so you don't have to throw 35 cents every three miles on the Garden State Parkway! Mild weather will welcome you back tonight. Hope to see you and Dizzy soon!