Friday, January 19, 2018

Bizarre Car Crash

A very unusual car crash occurred recently in California (link1, link2). Speeding, it hit a median in the road that made it go airborne and crash into the second story of a building. I don't recall ever hearing such a story. 😊

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Three Billboards

We saw the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. It was a very entertaining drama and dark/black comedy. Some of story is far-fetched, but that's common in fiction. The movie did very well in the  Golden Globes -- Best Drama, Best Screenplay (Martin McDonagh), Best Actress (Frances McDormand), and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell). There are many twists and turns as the story unfolds. There is more than a little humor. I thought the turtle was hilarious.

IMDB has a summary and synopsis. If you don't like spoilers before seeing a movie, don't read the synopsis. The summary is brief with no spoilers.

About 70% through the movie a character speaks about Willoughby or Welby.  Both are last names of major characters in the movie. The sentence seemed to be about Welby, but both my wife and I believe we heard Willoughby. Maybe we misinterpreted, or maybe the speaker misspoke.

Later at home I found and downloaded a screenplay for the movie here. Per the screenplay (page 59 in the PDF) the character Robbie says, "That Dixon guy threw that Welby guy out his window this morning." We saw that happen but suspect that Robbie said "Willoughby" instead of "Welby." Resolving this -- if ever -- may be after the DVD becomes available.