Black Swan and Freshwater EelSubmitted by Murphy1844 at 2010-12-19 05:39:03 EST
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This post is a review about DA's newest and second-best flick and also about glorious freshwater eel sushi. Since many people cringe at the idea of eating eel, I'll start with that first.
For starters, one has to be motivated to try either sushi or eel-sushi (Unagi). Mine came, coincidentally, from the big dick here. He described it - the sushi - as so good as to melt in your mouth. That's not very elegant from a writing point of view, but it somehow describes the food perfectly and enticingly enough to motivate some fucker like me to order it. I did, years ago, and I loved it. I've ordered it since whenever I'm in good company and around a sushi joint.
My good buddy and I were off to see DA's newest and second-best flick tonight and we arrived early and decided to stop for a quick drink. We went to the nearest place which happened to be a hotel and a decent-looking one at that, and one that seemed to specialize in far east food. This may seem uncommon but in these parts (in this location) sushi and Thai sell quick and nice.
A very nice young lady asked us what it'll be then and I ordered a bowl of miso soup and asked them if they had freshwater eel. I said, "Do you guys have any freshwater eel?" I said, "I think it's called unagee or something." She said,
"Hang on a sec."
I wasn't starving hungry and/or pressing like I can be when I'm either starving hungry or alone, so I didn't pay much attention to how long it took her to get back to me. When she did, I was sort of shocked, having been engaged in a conversation about something else with my bud. She said, "yeah we sure do." I asked for one.
Presentation-wise it looked really really good. Taste-wise it sucked. It was fucking warm! Sushi should be cool. Sushi should have tender rice- tender like what the French describe pasta as being al dente. "How is it," she asked.
"Very good thank you," I said. I lied, and you know that.
If I run the risk of sounding like a snob I apologize and mean it. I'm not a snob. I fucking deliver pizzas for min. wage and drink enough alcohol in a night, every night, to kill or stun a midget. My bank account is nearly always overdrawn and if I didn't have a nice family I'd be holding a square of cardboard asking for help. The good news is, if you care, that I'm studying my way out of this mess. The bad news is, if you care, that sushi tonight sucked.
As for Black Swan, it was fucking excellent. If you're planning to see it then you've probably already read the reviews online and know it's a flick worth seeing. Therefore what I can offer you is my descriptive and lengthy analysis of the music, composed by Clint Mansel and (I think) the Kronos Quartet. Here's my super-lengthy analysis: Fucking excellent.
And if you get a chance to order Unagi proper, the big dick was correct. It melts in your mouth and makes life worth living.