Rosie: what are you doing with your voice?
I can’t get over it. She’s just screaming. What??
I am so embarrassed right now.
More: If I were on a bus route that consistently had a shrieking woman wearing some kind of Care Bear outfit sitting in the front seat, I think I would start to walk to work.
More: Andie Macdowell is so beautiful. I love her face.
More: Okay, say you’re on a bus, going to work. Shrieking Care Bear woman is in the front seat having some kind of meltdown. You sit in the back, minding your own business, trying to tune out the hysterical yowling. Suddenly, Driver makes an announcement: “Folks, we have a bit of an emergency – we are going to need to take a detour, to drop Beth off at the hospital.” It’s not that Beth was sick, it was that her FATHER was sick. So … maybe I’m callous … but I would ask to be let off the bus, before they take their detour. You know. We all have lives to live. We all have places to go. But the people in this movie all nod understandingly, nobody makes a fuss … Rick (the most understanding bus driver I have ever seen – he also looks like a pinup model) calls through the rear view mirror to one of the riders: “Gus, looks like you’re gonna be a little late to your doctor’s appointment!” Gus calls back good-naturedly, “Oh, it’s okay – He’s a quack anyway.” In what universe would this exchange occur? A happy Care Bear universe, obviously. In what universe does NO ONE on a crowded bus have ANYWHERE they need to be?
Just a quick aside: Other people live-blog the State of the Union address. I live-blog Riding on the Bus with my Sister. Such as we are made.
More: Rosie. ROSIE. Stop. Screaming. Please. I beg you.
More: Believe it or not, but Andie Macdowell is doing some pretty okay work in the middle of this train-wreck.