Is there ever too much of a good thing?
I say ‘yes’ when it comes to food. I’ve definitely eaten too many Cheetos in one sitting, and they are pretty much my favorite thing in the world. Same goes with candy. Too many Hot Tamales or Milk Duds or Whoppers at one time, and it can turn me off of them for, gosh, almost a week.
And I think we all know that too much of the demon brew can turn on you with painful results in less than 24 hours.
But can you ever watch a really good movie too many times?
I say a loud, resounding ‘no.’
And I’m not talking about the often dark, depressing Oscar winners. Films like “Million Dollar Baby” and “The English Patient” — while very deserving of the award — are just too painful to sit through the second time around.
No, I mean the “B level” films — the ones made without awards in mind. They simply entertain the audience with a great story…those films I can watch again and again and again.
And I have.
This morning, for instance, I watched “The Rookie” with Dennis Quaid for the umpteenth time…and cried for the umpteenth time. I have “Sense and Sensibility” and “Pride and Prejudice” (the Knightley/MacFadyen version) saved on my DVR for lunch time viewing. I can watch “Just Friends,” “Notting Hill,” “The Namesake,” “The Princess Bride,” and “Elf” — just to name a few — time and time again, and they just keep getting better.
And no hangover — bonus.
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I’m sucking on a cinnamon Jolly Rancher as I type this, so my point of view may be suspect.
I am loving the study results recently published from Cardiff University in Great Britain. Lead researcher Simon Moore, who specializes in the study of ‘vulnerable youth,’ reported that kids who eat a lot of sugary treats when they are young commit more serious crimes in adulthood.
Apparently Moore found that diet more so than any other environmental or social factor was a predictor for violent behavior later in life. I find this fascinating!
As a child who loved — and continues to love — candy and sugary snacks, I feel like I fall right into Moore’s pool of future violent offenders. And yet — to date, at least — I can’t say that I have done anything to fulfill my destiny of a life of crime.
When I think of all the Hot Tamales and Spice Drops and BB Bats and Kit Kat Carmels and Bit O’ Honey that I have eaten over my lifetime, I should have at the very least held up a 7-11 by now.
Who knows? Maybe I’m saving it all up for murder one. Or I perhaps I will start thermonuclear war!
Hey, I gotta live up to my potential.
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