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Is Batman True?
Absolutely true story: This morning at 6am EST I’m standing in the book and magazine shop in the terminal at the Richmond, VA airport, and I’m listening to a couple that were about 25 years old talking about why “Batman: The Dark Knight” is making so much money at the box office. Here’s their conversation:
Man: It’s making a lot of money for sure, but it won’t catch up to “Titanic.”
Woman: Why not?
Man: As far as I can tell, I think Batman is a fiction movie. I don’t think that really happened. And I’m not sure, but I believe the movie “Titanic” was a true story.
Woman: Yeah. If you’re right, then true stories always make more money.
I kid you not. Filmmakers, writers, producers, and content creators: This is your audience.
Wow. It's hard to even think up anything clever to say amidst the rampant vapidness that is your Richmond airport couple.
Ouch – and these people vote?
My same, exact thoughts as A. Peterson's….and, "they even know less about politics and candidates."
I am going to guess (hope) that they were having the same kind of sarcastic conversation that my wife and I sometimes have. They really were just joking around for the benefit of the people who overheard. I hope for the sake of mankind that I am right.
Keep a good thought (LOL)
My wife and I knew you were listening. We recognized you from this blog, and thought we'd see if we could say something that would get us a mention. It worked! High five!
A Couple in the Richmond Airport
Very funny Nate…. 🙂