Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Alice, Johnny, Jack, and Jill

AWESOME! That’s my one word movie review of Alice in Wonderland. And yes, Johnny Depp was truly spectacular, amazingly awesome, terrifically fabulous, remarkably magnificent; and, well, you get the idea. Go see it! You can trust me. Now, the story of Alice, and her adventures in Wonderland, is a bit of a mystery to me. I ask you, is there really a theme to this story? She falls down a rabbit hole, meets all kinds of interesting and colorful characters, beats a boss fight, and returns to real life. And, here’s the kicker, she keeps doing it time after time. It just doesn’t make sense.

Usually, but limited to always, most stories have a theme. Now, that’s not to say a story must have a theme, it just usually does, that’s all. Alice’s story seems completely nonsensical to me, which is not exactly a bad thing. I guess. Perhaps the theme is something that might be left up to the individual. Curiouser yet, maybe what we’re looking at here is the logic of nonsense.

And, speaking of nonsense, it brings to mind, nursery rhymes. Now, I have to say, from childhood through today, I seriously have never understood nursery rhymes. I mean, COME ON! You must admit, there is definitely no logic in that kind of nonsense. They're just plain stupid! Take for example, Jack and Jill:

Jack and Jill
Went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down
And broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.

WHAT?! What the bloomin' hell of all Hades is that all about? I mean, why were Jack and Jill getting that pail of water in the first place? Who the heck ARE Jack and Jill anyway? And, why did Jill come tumbling after -- just to imitate Jack, the klutz? What the heck did he trip on, a blade of grass for cryin' out loud? What kind of crown did he break? And, all of a sudden he’s a King now?

Is it me? Or does this make absolutely no sense to anyone?

I have my own cut and dry versions of nursery rhymes that make more sense to me. Doesn’t this make more sense to you?

Jack and Jill
Went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down
And broke his neck.

See what I mean? It makes total sense.


Anonymous said...

LOL! Firstly, I'd like to think the Alice has been hitting the hootch since a very young age. Remember years ago, when babies were teething and the mom's would rub whiskey on their gums??? Well...there ya go!

And another...Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary...
How Does you garden grow???

WHO GIVES A $HIT! As long as I get fruits and veggies outta mine, I don't give a rat's ass about Mary's unless she's gonna gimme some or bake me a pie!

Louie Magooey said...

Lets see...........if I go back to the hippie could possibly just be a very longggggggggggg trip, however if Johnny was down that rabbit hole, god only knows howwwwwwwwwww many times I would throw myself down that rabbit hole..........Oh Yeah...............lots!!!!!!