Friday, January 13, 2006

You can't kill me, I'm already dead!

Whatever the history of Friday the 13th(the day, not the movie) is, it will now be forever tied to Friday the 13th (the movie, not the day). I remember seeing the original movie back in 1980. It kind of set the standard for that genre of slasher films with psycho killers that couldn't be killed. Though I think John Carpenter's original 1978 film, Halloween was a better film and Michael Meyers was a better defined character.

But this is Friday the 13th, after all. And Jason rules on Friday the 13th (the day and the movie). Which leads me to my latest bit of brain flatulence. I think Jason is one heck of a role model for perseverance.

I always thought the cool thing about Jason was that you could just about do anything to him and he'd pop right back up and keep on going like the terminator or the Eveready Bunny. He is kind of the Timex watches of movie monsters (takes a licking and keep on ticking).

Doesn't this teach us something (other than the importance of pretty good safety gear)? Yes, of course it does. If you are already dead, no one can kill you. Heck, Charlie Manson figured that one out.

I think it is pretty darned inspirational. I mean, Jason drowned as a child and came back. He was burned, stabbed shot, blown up and he continues to make movies. Even Dirty Harry doesn't have that kind of a track record.

So on this rainy Friday the 13th, I just want you to pause and reflect on the bad things in your life and then consider Jason's basically shitty luck. If he can hang in there after being killed so many times, so can you. Just a thought.

Happy Friday the 13th!
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