Gary Sutherland

thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

Punctuation Alert: the 1993 Johnny Depp movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape has no question mark. This is news to me. As a declarative statement, the title has something of an “understood” subject (i.e. [This Is] What’s Eating Gilbert Grape…), which suggests a colon (or an ellipsis), followed by an explanation: a convenient list by which to catalog the various omnivorous thing(s) participating in the veritable buffet of Gilbert Grape. (Spoiler alert: it’s a praying mantis.) I never saw this movie because, at the time, I was ideologically opposed to films w/ oppressive Interrogation Points (?) in their titles. I Found Them Very Stressful. Like pop quizzes. And breathalyzer tests. Only twenty years later do I realize Gilbert Grape is not a QUESTION but an ANSWER. Huzzah! The world is abundant.

thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

Punctuation Alert: the 1993 Johnny Depp movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape has no question mark. This is news to me. As a declarative statement, the title has something of an “understood” subject (i.e. [This Is] What’s Eating Gilbert Grape…), which suggests a colon (or an ellipsis), followed by an explanation: a convenient list by which to catalog the various omnivorous thing(s) participating in the veritable buffet of Gilbert Grape. (Spoiler alert: it’s a praying mantis.) I never saw this movie because, at the time, I was ideologically opposed to films w/ oppressive Interrogation Points (?) in their titles. I Found Them Very Stressful. Like pop quizzes. And breathalyzer tests. Only twenty years later do I realize Gilbert Grape is not a QUESTION but an ANSWER. Huzzah! The world is abundant.

Deus Suds & Soda.