Friday, February 18, 2005

now she's a little boy in spain playing pianos filled with flames

Try something out. Just for funsies.
The last two movies I've watched made reference to Sisyphus, who in Greek mythology was sentenced by Hades to roll an enormous boulder up a mountain, only to watch it roll back down. Then do it all over. For eternity. This is something that, quite frankly, I haven't heard anyone ever make reference to. I'm sure I learned about it in junior high school or something, but nobody ever says "that just seems like a Sisyphean task" or "that guy, he's like a modern day Sisyphus". So it seemed really odd that two movies in a row would contain this reference.
Now that I've put Sisyphus fresh in your mind, see if anyone else makes reference to it over the next few days. Maybe I never noticed people making that reference, and maybe it was just a bizarre coincidence of obscure references.

1 comment:

H said...

Wow. Sounds a lot like my dating life.