My title doesn’t really make sense, but I’m a sucker for alliteration so whatever.
Yesterday I was cleaning out our PVR (It was stocked with Beachcombers reruns and Nazi movies…I’ll give you a guess who recorded those) when I saw that we had that old Kirsten Dunst/Paul Bettany movie, Wimbledon. I’d never seen it and I happened to have 6 hours of free time on my hands so I thought why the hell not?
The movie itself was cute, but I thought it was a little convenient. There’s no way that a tennis player who’s ranked 115 in the world would ever be able to beat one of the highest ranked players of all time. I mean, it’s possible, but so rare that it seemed slightly unlikely for the movie to end that way.
Later that night Paul (not Paul Bettany, but Paul my husband) and I were watching the first day of actual Wimbledon and my eyes almost popped out of my head. One of the currently ranked best players in the game was being beaten by a nobody. This lucky guy was ranked maybe 120? AND he actually looked like Paul Bettany. I feel like I willed this twist of events to happen by watching the film Wimbledon. My bad.
This kind of thing never happens so that’s why I’m taking all the
29 thoughts on “Wimbledon Whiplash”
you have powers beyond all knowing
Totally! Kind of exciting. Now I just need to learn how to control them 😉
while you are doing it — come up with the winning lottery numbers–in Canada you get to keep all your winnings
I knew there was something fishy about Nadal getting knocked out.
Good of you to come out and claim responsibility like that, if only more people were as honest as you.
Yep! It was alllll me.
I know, right? You totally understand what a brave and amazing person I am. Hah
Can you watch something that has to do with short term anorexia and think about me? I’d appreciate it.
Hehe I like the way you think. You could always chop off a limb or get a tape worm. I think I wrote a post about quick weight loss solutions long ago…
You deserve all the credit in the world, Lily.
You’re just that good.
Well thank you Hook!
Also, I’m glad you liked Kidz Showz!
I love it! I just wish I could find the time to guest post there.
Maybe someday soon.
Yeah! That would be awesome!
Haha! I love when those crazy coincidences happen. Too bad for Raf. Slightly embarrassing. 😀
Slightly embar, but it makes for good tv! Crazy coincidences are always fun 🙂
“Ha-ha-ha! This post is the best! “Beachcombers!” Ha-ha-ha-ha!” – Ross
“Huh?” – Rest of the Not-Canada
Haha you’re the only one who truly understands! Such a Canadian gem!
I was way too old before I realized that “relic” was a thing and not a normal person’s name.
Haha, don’t forget that Paul Bettany was, at one time, ranked #11 in the world. He makes sure to remind the old ladies at the club about this. Compared to most sports movies, this one actually did pretty well as far as getting the little things about the game correct. Cheesy, sure. But not terrible.
You’re right, you’re right. That makes his odds slightly better. Yeah, I thought the movie was slightly cheesy, but I did enjoy it for sure! 🙂
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And then Federer got knocked out too. Lily, what have you done?!?! Luckily, Paul Bettany look-alike didn’t make it to the third round. Too busy eating chips with Kirsten Dunst (Maria Sharapova? Both blonde…and both got knocked out prematurely).
I fear I need to get out more…but now I just want to go home and watch that film.
I know! I ruined everything! I need to learn how to control my powers. I like that we will only refer to the guy who beat Rafa as “Paul Bettany look alike” haha. No credit whatsoever.
You watched it again didn’t you? Now Fed is also out 😦
Ahhh no I didn’t! I think my powers are just too strong!
awwww, you did us a great help, Lily!! I dislike Nadal for the sole reason that my sister loves him too much. SO, YAYYYYYYY! Somebody beat Nadal. And, you watching Wimbledon did me good. :p You made a guy make history…..
I disliked him only because I love Federer. However, now I hate Djokovic wayyy more than Nadal! Haha
But yeah at least it makes for exciting TV! 😀
Next time you watch a movie and think something like that, go place a bet as soon as possible!
I feel like you’re trying to abuse my new found powers.
And I like it.
Look at your page! So new and different! I almost didn’t recognize the place. I can’t watch tennis; I Get hypnotized by the back-and-forth. I will, however, watch Kirstin Dunst in crap because I have a love-hate with her. But it’s 51% love.
I know right?! I needed a change! Tennis is kind of nauseating. When it’s filmed for TV it’s not as hypnotizing because it’s like a bird’s eye view. But watching live is like no way.
Lol I have the same feelings toward Kirstin Dunst! Hah she’s pretty likable in Wimbledon–just a head’s up! Hah