Saturday, December 10, 2005

DO YOU SEE THIS?!



Yes, that's a nativity scene, but do you REALLY see what I see happening here? No? Then you, my friend, are not as sick as I. Let me give you a different angle to see if you can see it now:



This scene brings back memories of my parents holding up a flyswatter in my face and asking me very forcerfully and rhetorically (because if I were to have ever answered the following question, I would have gotten it...right on the hiney), "Do you see this?" When I was not being a good, sweet child, that's the question I was asked. Also, I wasn't a baby. HE'S JUST A BABY, JOSEPH! HE WAS JUST BORN!!! PUT THE CANE DOWN! YOU'RE NOT EVEN HIS DAD! And Mary sits there pleading with Jesus, "Please, stop crying. Joseph hates crying."



Don't tell me that's a face of love and adoration. That's passive-aggression if I've ever seen it, and it's extra scary with those beady eyes. They remind me of something I've seen recently:



She's scary too.

13 Comments:

At 17:07, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Tilda Swinton. Amazing actress . . .

 
At 01:15, Blogger Kiki said...

I haven't ever seen her in anything before, but I LOVED her as the White Witch. She was amazing, although, scary. She's got a very intriguing sort of face.

 
At 10:11, Blogger Laura said...

What is Christmas without a little virtual caning of the Baby Jesus? I mean you'd be mad too if you discovered you weren't your baby's momma's baby's daddy. You'd have to beat him like a messianic stepchild. That's just how Joseph rolls.


Also, Miss Swinton terrified me, but it might have just been the dress. What was she hiding back there behind her shoulders? Or is that where her little dwarf sleeps?

 
At 13:37, Blogger Kiki said...

Your comment cracked me up, Llew!

It really frightened me when Ms. (if you please) Swinton's White Witch shouted at Ed. Also, her beady eyes, especially when they turnt black, were spooky. Intriguing is the only word I can think of that satisfactorally describes her. She's neither beautiful nor hideous. I could stare at her for hours, and it's not because of her beauty or her freak-show. I am a huge fan of her suddenly, and I don't know why.

 
At 16:06, Blogger metamorphose said...

Bwah! She's is a fabulous witch, isn't she?

 
At 08:48, Blogger The Walrus said...

Oh my word! An update!

I want to see that film soo badly!

 
At 09:31, Blogger Rachel said...

Ha! I was just thinking his cold indifferent stare was much more troubling than the kung fu grip he had on his cane (why is he holding a cane? He's a carpenter, not a shepherd!)

Ms. Swinton did make a terrifying White Witch, but I admit I was distracted by her teeth and highly unusual wardrobe (her hair was wicked awesome, though!). I also found her acting to be a bit hammy in parts, but overall, very, very cool.

 
At 11:08, Blogger kristenlibrarian said...

joe's eyes are freaking me out.
can't wait to see Narnia. can't bloody wait!

 
At 16:28, Blogger April said...

I'm glad someone finally actually said who the hell she is. Thanks, Kristen, for clueing me in.
Poor Joseph. He had to try and be authoritative from the beginning, cuz you know for the rest of his life he was only going to hear, "You can't tell me what to do. You're not my father."

 
At 21:24, Blogger The Walrus said...

just imagining the scene where Jesus finds out who his real father is...

God: Jesus, I am your Father.
Jesus: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
God:Hey- what's the big deal? It's not as If I reign the universe with an iron fist and wear a bucket over my head.
Jesus:Besides, I knew anyway, I'm part of you. Ipso facto I'm my own father. Cool.

 
At 00:25, Blogger redlaw said...

Yeah, when Jesus was walking on the water in the bath tub, that really used to peev Joseph - he'd look at Mary and be like, "Hey, He's your child..."

 
At 18:47, Anonymous Anonymous said...

April, it was me, not Kristin! Ahem, and her eyes are very near black outside of the film as well ('cause she's lippy). Most also know her from the oh-so-lame Constantine; however, for two of her uber-good films I recommend The Deep End and Orlando. Suck on that jerkos.

 
At 19:11, Blogger Kiki said...

This made me laugh so hard.

 

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