I just wrote a description of the movie, and doubled back to put in this disclaimer:
NOTE: THIS IS AN ACTUAL DESCRIPTION OF THE MOVIE. I AM NOT DRUNK OR HIGH. WELL, MY ASSHOLE NEIGHBORS MAY BE VARNISHING THEIR FLOOR FOR THE 63RD TIME, BUT I THINK OUR TOLERANCE IS QUITE STRONG AT THIS POINT. THOUGH REST ASSURED, THEY CONTINUE TO BE ASSHOLES.
The movie in question involves an orphan boy who runs away from his mean foster family's home. His mean foster family chases after him, when who should appear to save the day but a magical invisible dragon.
Dragon scares away Boy’s mean foster family, makes himself visible to Boy, and Boy and Dragon become fast friends. Now, don’t ask me how, but Boy is subsequently discovered by a drunken elderly man who invites Boy to live with him in a secluded lighthouse. Did I mention that this is a children’s movie? Because it is. I see how you could’ve gotten confused, what with the foster child abuse, alcoholism, and the fact that an old man asking a young boy to live with him was apparently viewed as a solid idea.
(Side note: For those of you wondering why I didn’t just plug this all into Google, I was, quite frankly, afraid to look up “drunk man little boy lighthouse dragon.”)
You’ll be relieved, however, to know that it’s not just the two of them; the old man’s spinster daughter lives in the lighthouse, too. I don’t remember much more, other than Dragon inadvertently getting Boy into a lot of trouble by virtue of his invisibility (to everyone else but Boy). Oh, and a traumatic scene (to my 6-year old self, anyway) where a schoolteacher beats Boy for his fanciful dragon stories. Also, Dragon ultimately reveals himself, and saves the day somehow.
If you know what the hell I’m talking about, please save me from myself. I will love you forever.
This is the man that was sitting across from J on the train:(I'd have put a full black bar over his eyes, but then you'd miss his awesome coke bottle glasses, and that would just be a tremendous shame.)
I have no words. I mean, I can’t even…there’s too much going on here. I ran a contest last month, and it was a lot of fun to see the responses, so I’m doing it again now.
Best caption gets a prize from our upcoming Vegas trip. (We leave Monday! Woot! I still despise planes! Boo!) It may or may not be deliciously tacky.
(I’ll be back next Thursday, so that’s when the contest ends.)