It’s Father’s Day today. I want to wish a happy day to all of the dads out there. I also want to voice my sincere hope that the parents currenly separated from their children get to be reunited with them soon. As a mother, this is breaking my heart because I know how much it sucks to do joint custody, let alone an indefinite separation. Speaking to fathers this week, it’s breaking their hearts, too. It’s with a heavy heart that I post this cheerful greeting. Please hug your little ones (and your not-so-little ones) extra tight because some people aren’t getting that. Please don’t yell when they whine. Please be extra patient when they repeat themselves. Some people would give anything to have that again for five minutes.
On the other side of that, my timing is something I couldn’t invent if I tried. I plan pretty far in advance on this site (we’re booked up through the end of August with what’s getting covered). By complete accident, in light of the continuing tradition of 2018 (Year of the Exposed Dirtbag), we’re taking a look at a brief scene in 2000’s Battle Royale. Specifically, we’re looking at Chigusa fighting off wannabe rapist Niida. After that, we’re going to recommend Akira (1988), because why the hell not. Maybe Tetsuo can start another Big Bang and give us a better world.