My Greatest Enemy is My Inner Me

This blog will tell the story of an up-and-coming young black man in his 20's

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Is my life also stranger than fiction?

I was going to blog on Friday last week, but I decided against it. A lil minor situation that did bother me, and at first I was going to blog about it and let you all bandy. Then I thought about pulling a "Blah Blah Blah" (LOL) and disabling the comments because I just wanted you all to read it, no comments needed. Then I just said eff it altogether and left it alone. But I did talk to someone last night about my lil situation, and she made me feel a lot better about it.

So let's get on to today's topic.

Over the weekend I went to go see the movie Stranger Than Fiction starring Will Ferrell. It wasn't something that I would ever go see if it were up to me, but the lady I was accompanying this past Saturday evening wanted to see it because she thought it was a comedy. To her (and my) surprise, it wasn't necessarily a comedy.

The movie is about a guy who lives a boring life as an IRS auditor. Then one day, he starts to hear a voice in his head. The voice is a lady who is telling his life, as if she is a narrator. This lady is a world class author who is writing a book. But unbeknownst to her, this character that she made up in her mind is an actual real, living person. Ferrell is becoming used to this voice and wants to find out more, but his life is taken for the worst when the narrator tells him that he is going to die. So Ferrell at this point is trying to find this "lady" to try to get her to change the "ending". Since he's being "told" that he is going to die, he decides to do some of things that he only pondered about previously. It was then that he started "living". He stopped wearing ties to work, he went after a chick that he normally wouldn't have asked out......

It was a very good movie in my opinion (a lil slow sometimes, and I'm not sure why they needed Queen Latifah), I would recommend to anyone to go see it, or at least check it out when it becomes available On Demand or at Blockbuster's. I particularly liked the acting by Will Ferrell, because most of you all know him as playing bumbling goofs in his movies (Old School and Anchorman come to mind), but in this movie his character was partly serious, a sensitive empathetic figure, and very believable.

So it got me to thinking.

Is someone out there writing my life? And I haven't heard the "voice" yet?

If someone was writing your life, would it be a drama, comedy, horror, action, or romance novel? All of the above?

Sh.t I led a life you can write a book on/
Sex, murder and mayhem, romance for the street/
Man and I tell ya itll be the best seller - Jay Z, "Money, Cash, Hoes"

Thanks for Reading,

Robert L. Mack


Blogger Silvs said...

nice post. My live would have to be .. Comedy? I think. And uhmm who would play me ? well ....Good old Halle' of course! lol hey ! a girl can dream!

Tue Nov 14, 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous chele said...

My life would be a drama. A made-for-Lifetime-television drama. I may have to check this movie out it sounds pretty good.

Tue Nov 14, 11:02:00 AM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

Well if my life was narrated it would be one big DRAMA - this thing kind of reminds me when the Truman Show came out that gave me the creeps always wondering lol.
I need to sort out my blog as it is so boring at the moment but i am having a couple of lovely days off work so something interesting may happen.
Make sure u get in touch soon and wheres my pics xxx

Tue Nov 14, 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Blah Blah Blah said...

...ummmm, I resemble that remark!!!! Don't be calling me out yo!

My life...hell at times my life is all of it...except for the horror...well...not yet.
What do you think my life is RMack?

Tue Nov 14, 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger Miz JJ said...

I use to play this video game at work called 'the Sims'. Basically you create a neighborhood and little people to populate it. You are like a God controlling all these people although they have some free will. After awhile I wondered if I was just in a big Sims game with someone controlling me. Lol.

If someone were writing a novel about my life it would be a definitely be drama mixed with some comedy.

Tue Nov 14, 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger Knockout Zed said...

They writin' your life story over at Penthouse, in the letters section.


Tue Nov 14, 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Newy said...

hmmmmm writing my life story...comedy with some hot sex scenes *snicker*

Tue Nov 14, 01:23:00 PM  
Blogger nikki said...

queen latifah is there to satisfy the black folk quota.

my life would be a dramedy no DOUBT. i'd also re-write it to include ALOT of good sex.

Tue Nov 14, 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger Mr.Slish said...

Its funny you should mention this..One of boys is a Budding movie director. He reads my blog..One day we came up with an idea to actually film an internet version about my blog...We actually set things in motion and audtioned actors. Even found a dude to Play the Title role as Slish...Then we switched gears and decided to shoot a short movie instead..Its was a success now we're working on the feature...

Tue Nov 14, 03:50:00 PM  
Blogger ~rainbow~ said...

I'm so glad you were able to work through whatever was half-way bothering you. Was this with the same woman that accompanied you to the movies?! LOL

O.k. ~ you asked a question right? Pay attention, Trish. My answer is VERY similar to my girl Nik' of late it's been more of a drama, but there's tons of comedy thrown in there too. I always said I was gonna write a book...perhaps I will now with all of this spare time?!

Outstanding post sir...


Tue Nov 14, 04:00:00 PM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

Umm I think my life would be a comedy...seriously...maybe a bit of drama thrown in here and there but def. a comedy

umm who would play me? They'd probably white wash me and have like Jenny McCarthy or Tina Fey play me *lol*

I hope they make my chest bigger in the movie *LMAO*

Tue Nov 14, 05:32:00 PM  
Blogger T. Cas said...

My shit would be an absurdist black comedy. You know them strange ass movies where you don't really know what's going on, but you can't stop watching. Half of the stuff is completely unbelievable, but somehow you don't question it.

Tue Nov 14, 07:26:00 PM  
Blogger Curlycurvynervy said...

I think I got drama written all over LOL Mix that in with some comedy, some horror and some rated G for tha kiddies..oh and def suspense for my school tip..I would prefer more of a Sex/romance rated R type thing though ...gimme some 'Stella got her groove back/got her back blown out' LOL

Tue Nov 14, 09:01:00 PM  
Blogger The Mistress said...

Um let's just say some of mine would be "pornographic"...but also sophisticated and dramatic. My character would have a few cats and she'd be very sweet but also raunchy and fun.

That about sums it up.

Tue Nov 14, 09:36:00 PM  
Blogger DivineLavender said...

I would be "Mistress" the sequel! (oopps...minus the cats..add a few bi women to replace the cats) LOL

Tue Nov 14, 11:49:00 PM  
Blogger 1InTheSame said...

I am striving for the XXX movie, but so far I am around a G rating. My life thus far a been a documentary...just rolling along with minimal shit happening, But very educational.

Wed Nov 15, 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger Dynasty said...

My life would be a little bit of everything...a lot it would be comedy. People tell me all the time that I should have my own reality show.

Who would play me? I'm not sure...Maybe Lisa Raye because she has my attitude or Sanaa Lathen because people have said we look alike...

Wed Nov 15, 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

HELLO ALL...sorry really busy...I get time to go a few blogs and then I gotta get back to the job...
I like how some of you all added who would play you in a movie...

Welcome mami, first time here right? Nice legs. Yours I hope?
Yeah I read your blog today for the first time...I agree..sorry about the love life (or lack thereof...)

Lifetime huh? Who would play you? The mother from Family Ties or the mom from Growing Pains? Aint they always on a lifetime movie?

I need to get by your blog. You write so infrequently that I miss it...Ill check you out though...

Blah Blah Blah
Hmm...your life is a comedy for about 50 first dates? LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

Miz JJ
Yeah I used to play that game too..I used to get pissed off when the town would complain..your blog doesn't come off like that though , a dram-edy.

Zed I wish...

See that's what I'm talking about right there..skip past the drama stuff, lets get right to the sexin'..Where's my "remote"?

Um yeah...I read the blog...sometimes I don't know what to say, just "hey um Nik...yeah (like Lumbergh from Office Space) I came by..." LOL...

Yeah that sounds right...I got it
Slish - Taye Diggs
Barneys - Zoe Saldana

Hey. Yes it felt good to tell that person about it. I was doing fine anyway but she made it better. Thanks for the compliment Trizz..oops Rainbow. LOL...

They already have a movie about you called Tenacious D! LOL..ok yeah that was lame..but everytime I see a commercial for that movie I think about you. jennie mccarthy huh? Hmm...naw we need a nice chocolaty actress for you

So in other words, a spike lee joint? LOL.....

Hey! Back blown out....hmm...I would hafta rewind that part over and over..LOL but wait though comedy horror and rated G...thats impossible!

I got a good one for you: She's gotta have it!

Divine.. about Booty talk # 75! LOL!!!!!!!!!!

1 in the same
Come on man you sounding like an afterschool could at least be on TNT with some edits...

Yes I could believe it, especially with that unique personality....Sanaa Lathan...yes, you do kinda favor her I never though about it...her and Michelle Thomas (Theo's GF. or urkel's GF)

Wed Nov 15, 03:53:00 PM  
Blogger Royce's Daughter said...

Drama...and I'm the drama queen. I tend to have a bit of romance and comedy sprinkled throughout as well so it should be pretty interesting.

Ooooh!!! Tracey Ross (aka Joan on Girlfriends) can play me cause sometimes I think we are the same person (maybe Nia Long)...minus the moments when she wanted to be a Hoe on the show...actually nevermind, not sure if I even want to have my life played out on the big screen. UGH!!!

Wed Nov 15, 07:35:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

Like you had to tell us who said that line....*lmao*

Joe, I feel you on this "right here"....
My life would be a comedy/drama/porn....*lol*

I'm so stupid....

Thu Nov 16, 01:30:00 AM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

Of course knowing me and me knowing movie scenes and lines it would also be a parody....

Thu Nov 16, 02:09:00 AM  
Blogger SynSational said...

Man, you know my life would be filled with comedy, suspense and drama...AND I have to have some bomb smash sessions in there. I mean, come on now...LOL

Thu Nov 16, 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous SHOCK said...

All I can say is WOW!! It makes me wonder what my novel would be about... The Life of Mack & Shock. :) It has a nice ring to it, don't you think!?!?!?

Thu Nov 16, 07:05:00 PM  
Blogger Charles said...

What's good. I think my life would be like one of those books like Dirk the Daring...where you can choose which direction you wanna take, and then see how messed up it is, and then go to the other direction. "If you want Charles to talk to this girl, turn to page 30. If not, turn to page 46". And then there would be alot of art in it...gotta love the art...and music...lots of Jay-Z and T.I. strewn about for good measure...

Thu Nov 16, 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mine would be a dance comedy filled with a lot of erotica.. lmao.. Great writeup and blog by the way

Fri Nov 17, 01:05:00 AM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

I love da new profile pic!

Fri Nov 17, 09:41:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

Hey you! Joan on GF's is nice looking to me...she got "back"..LOL..I missed when she wanted to be a hoe, you don't mean when she left the actor for his agent?

LOL..not everyone knows about jigga.
Yeah I would check out your movie the first weekend!

I would imagine there would be a "JD's revenge" in it somewhere

Hmm...M'kay..LOL...yeah you another one talking about blowing backs out...

MAN!!!!!!!!! you took it back with that one man!!! yeah I used to love those books man! Peter Griffin was reading one on a Fam Guy episode the other night, too funny....Im going to go on ebay to get one...

Naija Babe
Hey, welcome to my humble abode...Thanks for coming by!

Thanks, I like yours too!

Fri Nov 17, 11:10:00 AM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

I will try and write on a more frequent basis xx

Mon Nov 20, 07:13:00 AM  

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