by American Kabuki
It was 30 below in St. Paul the dark night Rodney rang me. “Hey man, you gotta see this movie, I’m coming over!” He didn’t say why he wanted me to see it, drove all the way from Eden Prairie to St Paul just to get me. Rodney liked to do things just to watch my reactions. He drove me out to a cineplex in Burnsville MN. The roads were icy and cold and I remember crossing that arched suspension bridge on I-35 West going over the Mississippi out of the Twin Cities and wondering if the tires would steer straight with all the ice. I really didn’t want to go off the edge in the Mississippi that night. The parking lot of the cineplex had at least 2 inches of ice on it. It was tough to walk without falling and busting my ass. Not a night I will ever forget. “This better be worth it Rodney!” “Oh man you will like this one!” he smiled and laughed.
The movie was the Matrix, and it appeared to be a movie about a hacker. Started out that way too, until Neo took the painful red pill of facing reality for the first time, and then the movie took a sudden and much unexpected turn.