The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, Debtember 19, 2001

Notes on a Conversation about Billy Elliot

Spring has been trying to get me to watch Billy Elliot since we rented several days ago. My relunctance to watch it has a bit to do with my relunctance to see many movies (I do have to be forced to watch certain types of films and often times I end up liking the film but I digress) but it has more to do with the subject matter—someone who is hiding what they are doing from other people and the inevitable Embarrasing Scenes that I find way to painful to watch.

“But it's got a riot in it,” said Spring.

“Yea … ”

“It's got kicking down of door,” she replied.


“It's got judicious use of sledgehammers in it,” said Spring.

“Are you guys talking about Office Space?” asked Rob.

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