That was scary…

My wife was out back with Dumber (our female Dachshund) earlier tonight while I was flipping through my latest copy of The Writer magazine when she opened the door and called me to out back.  I joined her and she said there was something creepy out there in the dark.  [Our backyard is a decent size and when the neighbors behind us don’t have their wannabe flood lights on, it can get pretty dark.]. I thought I saw movement in the air and asked if it was a bat.  She said “No, listen.”  After a few moments, I heard what she was talking about…something, an animal, was screaming.  Not a wolf’s howl or a bird-like shriek, but an animalistic scream.  When we got upstairs, she hopped on her laptop and found the sound of the Red Fox below…

Okay…that was a joke.  Here’s the real red fox’s scream…

We joked around about it being creepy and/or scary to think about it running around/near our neighborhood, screaming in the dark…reminded me of my favorite scene from Supernatural…

Laughter Causes Monkey Face

I’m really not sure why this movie popped into my head today, but I recall watching it a few times over ten or fifteen years, the last time being at least ten years ago.  I know that I like it and I recall that each time, I’ve picked up on something that I missed the previous time.

The Name of the Rose, from 1986, stars Sean Connery and Christian Slater as a friar and his novice who arrive at a monastery they were to visit just after a suicide.  More deaths follow their arrival and the two endeavor to solve the mystery of who’s doing the killing.  It’s not exactly an action-packed thriller, but there’s creepy monks, murder most foul, and the Inquisition.

Here’s one of my favorite lines from the movie and one that doesn’t necessarily need to be taken in context:

“Laughter is a devilish wind which deforms, uh, the lineaments of the face and makes men look like monkeys.”

Guess I need to go pick up a copy and watch it again…or better yet, get a copy of the book.  If you need more convincing to see or read this, check out the Wikipedia entry for The Name of the Rose.

Quote: “Nothing is Trivial”

Little things used to mean so much to Shelly- I used to think they were kind of trivial. Believe me, nothing is trivial. – Eric Draven, The Crow

I love this quote.  The Crow is actually full of great one liners, but thrown in with all the action and thrash music are some very good quotes and scenes that make this a fantastic movie.

When I’m having a disagreement with my wife about something I think is stupid or “trivial,” this quote comes to mind… sometimes not right away, usually not until I’ve calmed down, but it gets there and it makes me try to look at things from her perspective, when I might not have been able to do so in the heat of the disagreement.

Nothing is trivial… You may think it is, but someone else probably has deep feelings about whatever it is, especially in a relationship.

Here’s a short clip that gets to the quote above…

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