Well folks, it finally happened. I missed a week. It was a busy week at work and I was traveling on Friday but no excuses, I just fucked up. My bad. That just means I’ll have to help two people this week to make up for it.
And boy oh boy do we have a doozie for number one this week. Perhaps one of the most preposterous, dumbest questions I’ve answered so far. I subscribe to a simple adage: there is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people. So actually by my own admission, this isn’t a dumb question, the asker is just dumb.
Now, Shawshank Redemption is in my top 5 movies of all time. I’ve seen it more times than I can count and I’ll watch it any time it is on TV. Once you know the reveal, watching it again and again makes it so much better. But jeez, I never thought it stumped someone to this extent. So let me get this straight: you think that Andy, after making love to his wife under that tree years before he went to prison, wrote a letter to a future prisoner so that when he inevitably escaped from said prison, that prisoner could find the letter and oh by the way, let’s just dump some cash in there as well? Get the fuck out of here, my man.
If you don’t already know, Andy makes the trip back to Buxton after he escapes. He takes all of the dirty money from the warden that he’s been feeding to his “phantom”, Randall Stephens, writes a letter to Red, and puts it in the box for Red to find later when he gets out. It’s incredible that someone thought this was all done beforehand. Yes, Andy cared about prison reform and the dreams of a single prisoner so much that he concocted an elaborate plan that involved killing his own wife, spending years in prison, getting raped in said prison, and escaping by crawling through sewage just so that the prisoner could get to Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
P.S. Sorry that this was more of a rant. I usually keep these blogs more humorous and light-hearted but my jaw hit the floor when I came across this one this morning.