The Day's Most Tasteless Dialogue
I'm not going to lie; I only pay partial attention to General Hospital these days. This show is just so stupid and pointless that I have to multi-task and get other things done while I'm watching it, or I feel like I've both wasted time and depleted brain cells. (The brainiac other things I do while watching it include folding laundry, shopping for handbags on eBay, browsing Sephora, and trying to get to the 28th level of an online game involving bubbles.)
But occasionally, something will catch my attention. Usually it's something like Greg Vaughn being shirtless, or Jason Thompson hotly doing...anything, or Carly admitting that she hasn't been a great mother. But today, I had a moment that I can only equate to when a cartoon character sees something so unbelieveable that it necessitates a head-shaking, eye-bulging, sound-effect-accompanying reaction of astonishment. Those half-dozen or so of you who are still watching this show regularly probably know what's coming. Take it away, Elizabeth "God, I Used to Love You and Your Hair Was So Very Pretty, But Now I Mostly Just Want to Kick You in the Shins While Forcibly Dyeing Those Highlights Back to Brown" Webber-Spencer!
Liz: There's this college professor, Randy Pausch. I'm sure you've heard of him? Well he was dying, and he got all these people together in room to give what he called The Last Lecture. And he talked about achieving your dreams, and brick walls. And that they are there for a reason: To let you prove how badly you want something. I do not want you to tell me that this is going to be easy, or that there are going to be brick walls. I just need you to tell me how you feel.
As I'm sure most of you know, Randy Pausch spoke movingly about deciding for yourself and your loved ones what is truly important in life, and choosing what wisdom you would impart on those around you if you know it will be the last thing you pass along. He died recently after a painful battle with cancer, leaving behind a wife and three young children, plus countless fans of his work. And the writers of this show think it's okay to reference that inspirational story to have a character -- a supposedly similarly dedicated mother to two young sons -- justify WANTING TO GET IT ON WITH A HITMAN.
I hate this show.