chameleons, cactus and guacamole
I have a funny relationship with animated movies. I think I don't like them. I think I only tolerate them for my gkids. Not true. I watch them with my gkids and am frequently surprised at how much I like them.
Especially when this man is the voice of the hero:
Some kids would get this, some wouldn't:
Rango: "Reptiles gotta stick together, brother."
Buford: "I'm an amphibian."
Rango: "Ain't no shame in that."
There was a lot of flippant philisophizing - I love that.
Spirit of the West to Rango: "No man can walk out of his own story."
Rango: "Is this Heaven?"
Spirit of the West: "If it were, we'd be eating strawberry Pop-Tarts with Kim Novak."
The next time I want to insult or threaten someone and have them question whether or not I'm teasing, I hope I remember this line:
Bad Bill: "If I see your face in this town again I'm gonna slice it off. And use it to wipe my unmentionables."
And here's a great arrogant warning:
Rango: "When you see me coming', stand aside. I take large steps and I don't want none of you hayseeds gettin' your bodily fluids on my boots!"
There's the obligatory sappy romance with lines like this from the spunky heroine:
My favorite line of the whole film was one said by Mariachi owl #1:
Owl 1: "And so the stranger basks in the adulation of his new friends. Sinking deeper into the guacamole of his own deception."
I swear everyday I find myself sinking deeper into the guacamole of my own deception. Don't you?
Random recipe - my version of guacamole (coincidentally the only version I like):
2 or 3 avocados soft but not too soft crushed with a fork
juice of one lemon (juice it and keep adding to your taste)
tip end of a jalepeno pepper diced tiny
onion salt to taste
The film Rango also answered a question I've been asking myself; what would be the right plant to name Shane after Shane in Agnes and the Hitman?
Answer: the Spanish Dagger Yucca
It looks like this:
Do you agree or does some other houseplant strike you as Shane? What about Agnes? Thorny flower or cactus flower or something else entirely?