Dec 17, 2008

Unreasonable expectations

According to a study by a university in Edinburgh having a steady diet of romantic comedies can ruin your love life. Watching these films apparently can result in unrealistic expectations of romance and can lead to believing in fate and all that nonsense. The research goes further to indicate that people who enjoy such films curb important traits of maintaining a healthy relationship such as communication believing that if it's meant to be they shouldn't have to put in much effort.

So does this mean that the time I busted in at a wedding and proclaimed my love for the bride after knocking out her dipshit groom was a bad move? Was this the reason behind that whole annoying restraining order?

Actually I've attended over a couple hundred weddings as a photographer or spectator and never once have I seen anything like that happen. I've witnessed some events that have been amusing and terrifying, but never have I seen the church doors fly open with some sap screaming to stop the wedding. I kind of hoped to see something like that, but alas.

If you truly expect love and romance to be akin to anything starring Colin Firth or Hugh Grant you really need to seek therapy. Relationships are hard work and take dedication. It's especially difficult since men are lazy and women are half batty most of the time.

Then again what the hell do I know? I mean if this applied to porn fans we'd all give up our jobs to be pizza delivery boys, cause after all every shift would have one busty hot brunette customer who was short on cash and needed an alternative method to pay for her dinner.

Now if one was to believe in this study would it be safe to assume that the whole 'violent video games lead kids to shooting up convents' proclamation by Sarah Palin fans to be true? Something to think about.

It's kind of funny that I'm writing this after I watched 'Love Actually' last night. I guess I might need to turn in my man card.

"There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another." - Frank Zappa


Mattbear said...

For awhile there - around the time "Bridges of Madison County" came out - it seemed like every "romantic" movie had to involve infidelity. It really pissed me off that Hollywood wanted to portray that as "romance".

Now we just have the feeble attempt to improve that to, "object of desire is just with the wrong girl/guy and dumps him/her in the end for the right one".

Completely unrelated: my "word verification" for this comment is "wardogeo". That could be a fun nickname or something. It sounds like you're trying to sound tough, like "WarDog", but you stick "eo" on the end of it.

These are the things I think about.

Anonymous said...

I swear to God and all that is holy, the word verification is nocando. That's three words when put together, actually mean something. Weird. Anyhoo, on to the comment at hand.

You already proved those busting-in on romantic comedy weddings are fake by fact that you didn't bust in on Scarlett's wedding to profess your love for her then punch out Ryan Reynolds. Or maybe you should have, that way you could prove that romantic comedy endings are true, you know, in between bringing Scarlett breakfast in bed and satisfying her morning urge for something hot and wiwille.

Kelli said...

Life is what you make it. If you believe in romance ... then make it happen. Do romantic things. It does not have to be fiction. But then again, I could be one of the half-batty women of which you speak. Doubtful though. I've lived the makings of a romance novel ... so, it does happen.

WV: rhelysh ... so relish every minute of your life. It may be something amazing ... or maybe you are too cynical to see it.

Claire said...

Haha, I read that study yesterday when it was reported in one of the newspapers over here and guess what? Straight afterwards, I watched 'Love Actually'. Great minds!


JLee said...

That's a great movie and although I agree with the studies, I still like being a hopeless romantic!