Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The World is the Matrix and New Orleans is Neo

Cause we be dodging bullets like a mother.

Katrina was like when Agent Smith shot Neo in the chest and it looked like it was over for son. But, then he got up, shook off that chest wound, and then stopped a whole hail of bullets before whipping Smith's behind with one hand.

We ain't do all that, but we have started shaking off Katrina and it looks like Gustav is going down too. Plus, I just like remembering that scene; it was so gangsta.

Anyway, as y'all can tell from the tone of this article there will be no horrific stories from New Orleans long as things hold the way they are. Sure some folks are going to have to rebuild but it's nothing like the massive problems from last time.

I can't really concentrate to write much more because I'm operating of like 4 or 5 hours sleep, but I just wanted to let y'all know that I read your comments and I appreciate them.

I'll be back on the grind soon.

Red pill or Blue pill?


Deacon Blue said...

Now I'm gonna have to re-watch the Matrix movies. Glad you're safe and sound, Big Man, and I hope the job didn't put you too far out of favor with the missus...been there, and know what a job can do to a marriage sometimes.

the uppity negro said...

I was watching CNN Sunday night, coming home from a midnight musical and it was 3am and TJ Holmes was live with a caller who stayed two blocks from Dillard and Playboy was trying to figure out why the guy was staying in New Orleans during the storm.

I always wondered that myself, especially since this guy had the means and money and a place to evacuate to. I simply reasoned that he stayed because it was home and I knew how I'd feel if the shoe was on the other foot.

But what really got me was when TJ asked him, "Well, how many of these storms have you been through?" And the guy responded "Well, I remember standing on my front porch during Betsy. Storms come and storms go, but I'm still here."

I bout did a lap around my dorm room.

But glad to see that you're still here and the city of New Orleans and the rest of Southeast and Central Louisiana.

aegil said...

Keep staying safe, Big Man. LOVE the matrix analogy!

Pop-it-Philosophic said...

I watched the Matrix earlier today on HBO. Damn that was a good movie.

Gye Greene said...

The first Matrix was good. But after that, there wasn't much they could do to push the envelope any more.

And now that the whole "bullet-time", "running across the walls" thing has been co-opted and/or parodied by Charlie's Angels and everything else -- it's hard to remember fight scenes "pre-Matrix". :)


Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Hey Big Man. I haven't been by in a week and lawd you have been going thru an amazing and terrible time! Needless to say I'm happy for you and the good folks in N.O. that Gustav wasn't a Katrina. Here's a hug.

Raving Black Lunatic