Friday, November 5, 2010

Guest Blogger: Daniel Price

Daniel is appearing as a guest blogger today on the ole Inconsequential Garbage. Welcome him with open arms and comments. I have no idea what this says since today is a very rare day that I am busy so I haven’t had the chance to read this to give it my two cents.

Anyway, here is Daniel!

Not Helen Hunt

After the Rally in D.C., when we were back in the hotel room, the movie Cast Away was on TV and it spawned this conversation/debate between me, my wife, and our friend Gregg.

In Cast Away, Tom Hanks is a FedEx employee who has been in a long-term relationship with Helen Hunt. They're not married yet, only engaged, but they're madly in love. Anyway, he has to leave one night and his plane crashes and he washes up on a deserted island all alone. Long story short, he spends 4 years on the island. During that time, the only things that keep him company are a volleyball he names Wilson and a picture of Helen Hunt.

Blah-blah-blah he gets rescued and returns to civilization after 4 years to a hero's welcome. Now, during that time, Helen Hunt has gotten married to another man. And hey, who could blame her? She thought Hanks was dead. It'd been 4 freakin' years. So she moved on, got married, and had a kid. And her husband doesn't seem like a bad guy. He's just a dude. They didn't turn him into a villain or anything. She's got a nice family and nice life now.

Anyway, so here Tom Hanks comes floating back into existence and throws her whole shit out of wack, right? He shows up at her house after his rescue and it's awkward like farting in church because she's moved on and really, his love for her was all that sustained him on the island. Fucked up, no?

Well he goes to leave and I guess that moment of awkwardness breaks and she runs out and catches him in the street in the pouring rain, and gives him this crazy passionate "oh my god, I love you so much" kiss.

Watching the movie, at this point, you're like "YES! Hell yeah, Tom!!" But then, she has to go back home. She has a husband and a kid and a life that she can't just abandon. I get it, although it's heartbreaking to watch. So she goes away and a few minutes later, the movie ends.

Oh, by the way, spoiler alert. If you haven't seen the movie, don't read those last few paragraphs.

My question: let's assume Helen Hunt's new husband was looking out the window and he saw his wife making out with Tom Hanks in the street in the pouring rain. Does he have a right to be upset?

On one hand, hey...his wife is kissing another man. Not to mention, it's the lost love of her life. If you saw your wife making out with an ex-boyfriend, you get pissed right?

On the other hand...there are extenuating circumstances here. She has spent 4 years thinking he was dead. She's been emotionally fistfucked. And in the end, she chose to stay with her current husband.

If you're the husband, is this divorce-worthy? Or even argument-worthy? Or do you just sit back and say "Okay, given the circumstances, this is forgivable. I won't even say anything." But if that's what you do....doesn't it still nag at you a little?

Debate amongst yourselves.


Anonymous said...


Stacey Garrett said...

Mother fucking cock sucking son of a cornholing bitch! Look, stalker, I am going to need to know who this is before I go INSANE!

Anonymous said...

Why?!?! This is way too much fun. It's better than winning gold at the Special Olympics. Oh yea, third...

Stacey Garrett said...


Anonymous said...

Start guessing....

Stacey Garrett said...

I think I know who it is thanks to the special olympics comment. You kinda gave yourself away.

Anonymous said...

That's a bold statement saying one phrase can identify who I am.

Stacey Garrett said...

I didn't say I was right.

Anonymous said...

You may be right , who knows... it is fun to annoy the shit out of you.

Stacey Garrett said...


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