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Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Girl With The Press-On Tattoo

I saw The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo a few weeks ago and can't stop thinking about it. Of course I've never seen a movie that was better than the book but I think they did an excellent job considering Mr. Larsson was not able to provide his two cents.

The opening credits feature a reworked version of Led Zeppelin's classic, "Immigrant Song" which I've always loved because like all Led, it reminds me of riding around in my brother's truck in high school. He would crank it to 11 and drum the steering wheel, desperately trying to drive the Kajagoogoo out of my brain.

I still prefer the original, but my Current Legal Spouse likes Trent Reznor's take.

Compare. Contrast. Discuss.

Also, I can't stop listening to it because it makes me want to be an invincible, ass-kicking bisexual tattooed and pierced-up computer hacking ninja. (Except without the anal rape. No, thank you.)

And yes, even though my only tattoo is a press-on Spongebob and even though I'm probably standing in line at Gymboree right now, exchanging children's socks, I'm still a bad ass.

In my mind.


  1. I am your overlord!!!!

  2. I will have to agree with your current legal spouse. Trent Reznor kicks ass ! Oh and rub off the spongebob, and go get you a real tat...........Mrs. Avery would be proud of you!

  3. Who is Led Zeppelin? Who is Trent Reznor? Where am I?

  4. This is Steve Henry.. because your blog forced me to be anonymous... I am so glad you love the movie.. and I am so glad that we agree on all of it.. You are the missing angel of Charlies.. the tatt'd up, computer genius loved by both genders.. belonging to noone.. at least in your special place.. It is so real, that it's almost like an alias.. A Bruce Wayne to Batman, a Diana Prince to Wonderwoman, a Marilyn Ann Taylor to Marilyn Chambers..

  5. Oh, Mr. Henry.. how you do go on! I will need to hear more in person. IDK what is going on with my commenter's inability to comment. ?? Obviously, I am NOT a computer genius.. But thank you, Darling. xo

  6. Nothing beats the original. While Trent is awesome, Led is in it's own category. I hear ya

  7. I need to see this movie. It's on the list. I like this techno version of Led okay but much prefer the original. But then, I'm a purist when it comes to classic rock.

    So the movie kicked ass? Hard to go wrong with Mr. David Fincher.

  8. Found you on "People I want to Punch in the Throat." Funny close on this post.

    1. Thank you new friend! I will try to post once a week and I'll check out yours too!

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