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“Help, Help I’m being oppressed!”  Peasant, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I had not heard the word oppression before watching this hilarious British comedy.  However, I knew one thing: I wanted to oppress the {expletive} out of that peasant.  Every time I heard the word oppression, oppress, or oppressor, it was used by whiny […]

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By popular demand: my review of Fifty Shades Darker. Warning: Spoilers, Dirty Stuff.

This is the second installment of the Fifty Shades of Grey series, with The Boy Billionaire Who Has Time for All Kinds of Bull[expletive] and The Girl Who Puts On Five Percent Too Much Lipstick. So, it’s no Empire Strikes Back. I’m putting this here because some people evidently thought this was worth reading for the sexy foodie sex stuff. They do eat a few salads and things, but it’s not like this is a food erotica movie. There is one food preparation scene. They go grocery shopping. They bring the food back to make dinner. He’s cutting up a bell pepper and she leans across him in a suggestive way a couple of times. Now if this were a movie from the ’40s, and we hadn’t already seen these two do a dozen weird, kinky things in the first installment, there might have been some energy, some sparks. But it’s just dull and dead.

Also, it’s weird how he cuts up the bell pepper. I wonder if this was a conscious choice on the part of Jamie Dornan, because he hacks it up so clumsily that I thought a cut-finger-blood-drinking scene was coming, but no, he gets through the bell pepper okay. Is he trying to depict The Billionaire as someone who doesn’t do little things like that for himself? I dunno. Then they do the sex and she wakes him up and says there’s nothing but cold stir-fry for breakfast. Which is stupid because they went grocery shopping and she totally could have gotten some eggs or something.

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Reviewed: James, E.L. Fifty Shades of Grey. Vintage Books, New York, 2011. 514 pages. ISBN 978-0-345-80348-1 On July 25th I posted that it was time for Ricochet to read Fifty Shades of Grey. None of you agreed with me on that. I read it anyway. I have reached the following conclusions: Preview Open

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Seriously, there’s a movie of it coming out. The preview can be seen on the internets. I’m going to get a copy of the book tonight, I will review it–your input is of course most welcome–and then I will go see the movie when it comes out and report my findings. We may do some […]

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