OK, I’m not going to build this up. But if you don’t watch this bizarre and brilliant “Glee” promo commercial from Japan and start smiling, well, something is seriously wrong.
God I love the Japanese people.
**So I’m a big Kevin Smith fan. Loved “Clerks,” absolutely think it’s one of the funniest and most original movies I’ve ever seen. Loved “Chasing Amy,” too, and sort of liked “Dogma” but it was wildly confusing.
Anyway, haven’t heard much from the film director lately; I know he’s got a big Bruce Willis movie coming out, but that’s about it.
Then this whole Southwest-kicking-him-off-the-flight-thing happened, and I’m not sure who to believe, or who’s right or wrong. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Smith, a rather heavy man, was thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight Sunday by the flight crew because he allegedly couldn’t fit safely into one passenger seat. Due to his girth, the flight crew did not think it was safe for him to fly. Smith says he absolutely fit into the seat, and could buckle the seat belt and was totally capable of seating in the seat like any other passenger.
Smith, who will most certainly win the war of words here (he has 1.6 million Twitter followers), has been blogging and tweeting about this, and now it appears that he wasn’t thrown off the flight because he was too heavy, but due to some Southwest Airlines mix-up with another passenger.
It does bring up a debate, though: Do airlines have the right to force heavy people to buy two seats? I think if it’s a safety risk to others, yes.
Southwest, who my wife and I love (we fly them like 6 times a year, easy), is going to get a lot of negative press for this. I’m just not sure they should.
**Finally, a couple thoughts on the Olympics figure skating pairs from Monday night.
— You talk about trust, can you imagine how trusting the female pairs skaters have to be of their male partners, when they’re up 10 feet off the ground and the guy’s holding them up with one hand? Forget all those “falling back, I’ll catch you” trust exercises you hear about; try getting lifted by someone else over their heads with a sheet of ice below you, then we’ll see about trust.
— I’m glad the Chinese pair who skated last won the gold. They were a great story. I just thought the Chinese pair who skated before them, Quing Pang and Jian Tong, were better, more in sync, and just more beautiful to watch.
— Maybe it’s just me, but pairs figure skating, with the moves and the music, can be pretty erotic. Just sayin.’