The Unbearable Banishment: Sleeping Beauty

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

Beautiful dreamer,
wake unto me;
Starlight and dewdrops
are waiting for thee.

Shhhh! Stop making all that racket dragging your eyes across the screen! You'll awake him from his beauty slumber.

Most people don't accessorize when they sleep during their commute but this guy is a dedicated, professional napper. He's fragile and needs a sleeping mask and ear plugs. To me, it's a bit over-the-top.

I'll bet he has a leopard print sleeping mask at home and wears a frilly little pink something to bed. Tee-hee. It's a shame that Hammacher-Schlemmer doesn't manufacture a portable sensory deprivation chamber for him.

Good night, sweet prince. When you awake, you'll be in the magical kingdom of Manhattan.

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Over the weekend we rented I Love You, Man with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. It's about a guy who has a lot of acquaintances, but no close male friends. Hijinks ensue when he sets out on a series of "man dates" to try and make some friends. It's suppose to be a comedy but I found the whole thing a bit unsettling. It hit too close to home and felt more like a documentary than a comedy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh c' fair taking snaps of the guy while he's asleep. Just one more reason I'm glad my commute is with me, myself and I.

August 24, 2009 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

I haven't seen the movie, but I love Paul Rudd. Not in a friend kind of way, but in a hot, fantasy kind of way.

August 24, 2009 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger tennysoneehemingway said...

This is exactly why I've yet to hire that movie.

August 24, 2009 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Sid said...

LOL! My dad doesn't have any close male friends either. Do men stop having close friends once they get married?

August 25, 2009 at 1:41 AM  
Anonymous Sally said...

That was some pretty funny stuff about the nappy nap man. Really over-the-top would be if he had one of those teddy bears with him - the ones that play the sounds of the womb.
I've been tempted by I Love You Man at the dvd rental (I almost wrote video rental - egads) place. Paul Rudd is one of my boyfriends in the very special land I pretend I live in sometimes.

August 25, 2009 at 4:32 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

HIF: I couldn't resist. And with a 3.2 mpx camera in my cell phone, it makes it all too easy.

Cat: Rudd is the same guy in every movie. Jack Nicholson is like that, too. Saw Rudd in a play with Edie Falco before either of them were known.

TE: Yea, stay away. It'll give you too much to think about.

Sid: There's a lot of truth to that. After marriage, our friendships tend to fall to the wayside. We (men) hate it but it seems part of the natural progression.

Sally That's so funny! I have a pretend girlfriend. Mary Louise Parker. Do you know who she is? I sat in the third row of a play she was in and almost walked up on stage to ask her out.

August 25, 2009 at 6:49 AM  
Anonymous popomatic jeff said...

That movie is in my queue but just last night my mom said she hated it and now your less than stellar review has me thinking I might skip it.

August 25, 2009 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

Ah, he's precious.

August 25, 2009 at 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hand in a bucket of warm water? c'mon... you know you wanna!

August 25, 2009 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Jeff: The movie wasn't bad. It just made me feel bad about myself!

AFM: Should I have sung him a lullaby?

Daisy: Honestly, I never thought of that. You are the devil.

August 26, 2009 at 6:50 AM  

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