Friday, May 15, 2009

The fifty-first day...

Friday, May 15, 2009
My man and I went to see Angels & Demons today. It was pretty good. I actually liked The Da Vinci Code, but this installment was better and more interesting to me. The plot was good, as was the acting, and this one had Ewan McGregor in it which was a bonus :)

As we were leaving the theater, we passed the arcade section, and I couldn't help but notice once of the claw machines. I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw it.

These plush toys are Hot Stuff! Get 'em while you can!

I mean, I understand that the economy is in crisis, businesses are in need of money, etc., but come on. I think that these kinds of machines should cost, at most, 50 cents to a dollar to try your hand at possibly, maybe, potentially winning a dust covered mini stuffed animal - that is if the claw wasn't rigged to not close completely, as they often are. I mean, my man is insanely good at those machines and has won me countless mini dodgeballs, Shrek baby stuffed animals, seven dwarf dolls, etc - I mean he's like freaky skilled at that thing, but 8 quarters? $2.00 per try? You must be kidding!


Enjoy the rest of the night everyone :)

7 comments :):

Fidgeting Gidget

Thanks for the review! The Grouper and I are planning to go see it next week. I loved the book, so I'm sure the movie will be equally as awesome. Enjoy your weekend!

for the love of pictures

No problem FG :) I hope you both enjoy it. You have a great weekend too!

Badass Geek

If Tom Hanks didn't have a massive forehead and the bad hair cut, I'd probably spend the money to see it in theaters. Instead, I'll catch it on DVD.

Moonjava

I might be going to go see this next week. Do you need to watch the Da Vinci to know what's going on?

Art

Yeah $2 a try is definitely an NYC kind of price.

Children of the Nineties

2 dollars per try?? That is crazy. The toys themselves are only worth .50. What is this economy coming to?

for the love of pictures

Hey Badass :) I actually didn't notice his forehead as much in this one as I did in The Da Vinci Code. There was more going on in this one, and I think I may just be getting used to it.

Hey Moonjava :) I haven't read either of the books, but I don't think that you need to see the first one before this. I was glad that I did mostly because then I knew what to expect with Robert Langdon's thought process and way that he explains absolutely everything. Let me know how you like it.

Hey Art :) Yeah, I know. It's sad that the city is so expensive. The tickets are already like $12.50 each, and the concessions are outrageous.

Hey Children :) It is pretty crazy. And the toys in this machine didn't look so hot.

Have a great Saturday everyone :)

 
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