dating at the video store

so it’s voting time again. this weekend, i tried to get as much practical stuff done as i could – working on websites for my friends, cleaning and sorting and filing, working out and the lot… but there were two big releases at the video store this weekend as well, and it was a challenge to try and decide what to get. both 300 and hot fuzz were all out at the videostore, so i decided to buy one dvd from the choice of two. at $30 a piece, i’m not convinced that i’d like to blow $60 on a few hours of entertainment.

so then came the conundrum… if you’re going to totally indulge your entertainment budget on something… how do you choose which one you want? it suddenly struck me that this choice is a lot like dating… who would i rather spend two hours of my evening with? so i present the vote of the month – with whom would you rather spend your evening?

this evening’s contestants are gerard butler, king leonidas of 300, and simon pegg, sergeant nicholas angel of hot fuzz. gerard is only a few months younger than i am, is a lawyer from glasgow, and sports perhaps the most exceptional (but potentially computer enhanced) physiques ever to grace the screen. however, he is forced to spend almost the entire film barring his teeth and being all fascisto which can be a little off-putting. and i personally had a problem with the scottish-greeks lording over the minature persian ninjas or whatever bizarre anachronistic mash-up was going on there. simon is a few months younger still, but has been in doctor who, has of course written and starred in shaun of the dead which i only recently watched, and his movie is about half-an hour longer (representing potentially better value).

ok – so there you have it… all the facts and figures right there… sort of. make your choice – but choose wisely!!

gerard butler
simon pegg
gerard butler
simon pegg
who are you (optional)

– g