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The Edge of Reason

Dear readers, today I am full of self-loathing…

Last night, I watched a little of the second Bridget Jones film – ‘The Edge of Reason’.

I am very disappointed in myself. Right now, I’m hanging my head in shame, thinking (yes really thinking) about what I’ve done.

I’m not quite sure what came over me. I wonder if I could claim temporary insanity? Perhaps brought on by the pressures of the play? But I’m not entirely sure that would cut the mustard.

The whole Bridget Jones thing irks me on many levels.

I admit I quite enjoyed the books. The first I felt was better than the second, but lately I’ve been thinking that really – those books cast us London Gals and perhaps females in general, in a piss poor light…

Bridget Jones is a moron. Yes, I suppose she’s quite an endearing moron (if you like that sort of thing), but really?

I mean, when you get down to it Bridget Jones is a needy, weight obsessed, chain-smoking, wine slurping mess of a woman. She lacks any self respect. She seems bereft of even the teeny-tiniest amount of common sense, and displays an alarming lack of intelligence.

The scrapes she gets herself into are funny, but you’re laughing AT her.

It also seems to me, to be somewhat unbelievable that ANYONE would fall in love with her. She’s a bloody liability. And I fail to see how anyone would or indeed could find that particular trait lovable.

I really do not wish to be associated with that Bridget Jones ‘type’ of girl. Nor for my money should ANY self-respecting female. I’m tempted to go so far as to say that the whole bloody debacle has put the Women’s Lib Movement back a couple of decades…

I’m obviously overstating the importance of the Bridget Jones thang – and I’m also clearly out of date as this thing is oh so 2000 (or thereabouts) but nevertheless – perhaps ladies, in the future we should pick and choose our idols more wisely. 

I no longer worship at the alter of ‘Bridge’ – I’m not her, never was her, never want to be her.

Need a Pick-Me-Up? Get a Power Ballad

Dear readers, I have a secret addiction.

Whenever I’m feeling down, I hop on to youtube and look up my favourite power ballads. Seriously, there’s nothing like it.

I think it stems from my love of films like Teen Wolf, Karate Kid etc; all of which can be guaranteed to provide you with a power ballad strong enough to bash even the mean reds (never mind the blues) into orbit.

I’ve compiled a list of my favourites below:

Best Around from Karate Kid

Blurry brillant film & and I hear it’s Will’s theme song too

 

Shooting for the Moon from Teen Wolf

Yay! And he picks the nice girl (Boof) not the more obvious blonde 🙂

Don’t You Forget About Me – The Breakfast Club

Not sure which I love more, the song or the film…

 

Pretty in Pink from Pretty in Pink

So this time Molly Ringwald is the geek. Not sure if this qualifies as a power ballad but it’s my blog so I get to do what I want 🙂 

 

Man in Motion from St Elmo’s Fire

Much as it pains me to admit it, the film sucks – but this song is great…

Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Mannequin

Ah Mannequin! It’s a ridiculous notion. Andrew McCarthy I love you… but really?

 

Never from Footloose

The story of a town where they ban dancing and rock music… erm ok so it’s another stupid film, but an excellent song and there’s dancing… you ever seen me dancing? No *really* dancing…

 

Cry Little Sister from Lost Boys

I could’ve posted the whole soundtrack, but for now this will have to surfice. Erm and don’t even think about disrespecting this film in the comments…

 

Eye of the Tiger from Rocky III

This is the one you’ve been waiting for, right?

 

Bonus Track – Gonna Fly Now from Rocky

Again not strictly a ballad, but like I said, it’s my blog 🙂