belfebe (belfebe) wrote,


"Hey," I tell El Brato. "We're going to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D. Wanna tag along?"

"Hell, no." Says el Brato. "I can't watch that thing. It really freaks me out!"

"Oh, so says the guy who has watched every Halloween, Friday 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and Hostel movies over and over, and who thinks that Saw I, II and III are for weenies."

"Well," he replies. "But those are not about some freaky monster kidnapping and torturing Santa Claus."

"Hello? In Hostel you have actual human beings being chopped to pieces. I can't believe that you can watch slasher films over and over, and yet you refuse to watch an animated picture in which no one actually gets killed . . . "

"For your information, Mom. Saw and Hostel are not slashers. People do not get slashed. They get chopped."

"So does that make them choppers? I don't see no motorcycles anywhere . . ."

The Brato sighs and rolls his eyes, and explains to me that the only other picture he finds freakier than Nightmare Before Christmas is The Wizard of Oz.

If I live a thousand years, I will not understand my children.

Guess I will have to start watching L.A. Choppers. Maybe I will get a clue.
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