Watched Chinatown last night for maybe the zillionth time. Don’t know zillionth, exactly – my habit being never to go past two, which is plenty – just know it must be a big number on account of how people say it. Chinatown is Bernie’s favorite movie by far, and easy to see why: it’s all about a detective and water. He gets fired up every time. “Mulholland! There it is right there – the first guy who figured out how to rape the water supply.” Mulholland – obviously some perp. We’ll take him down some day, me and Bernie. As for the story itself, I got completely lost. One thing, though – the detective, Jake, is not nearly as smart as Bernie. Did you see what happened to his nose? Hard to watch. If anyone ever tried to do something like that to Bernie … 

Plus I get the idea that the Chinatown case didn’t close the way we like to close them. Maybe Jake the detective should have had someone like me beside him.


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6 Responses to “Chinatown”

  1. Rebecca Rice
    5:00 am on March 5th, 2009

    Hey Chet, I've got a good perp for you. His name's Ken Starr, and I'd love it if you could find him and put some holes in his pantleg.

  2. Diane Brodson
    7:19 am on March 5th, 2009

    Now Rebecca!

    Only Chet and Bernie are allowed to identify perps!

  3. C. Harris
    9:46 am on March 5th, 2009

    Hey Chet and Bernie….did you see the recent video on the internet of the "sleepwalking" dog? It starts out with him obviously chasing something in his dreams but he actually gets up and crashes into the wall. Poor puppy.

  4. Rebecca Rice
    4:25 pm on March 5th, 2009

    Oh, but Mom, they’re in California, and he’s at the State Supreme Court today…

  5. Saffy's Owner
    6:49 pm on March 5th, 2009


    I read ‘Dog On It’ to my cat, Saffy, and I must say she wasn’t happy about your attitude towards cats. I heard her meow ‘male canine pig” a number of times, particularly when you kept referring to cats smelling bad. She, like most of her kind, is meticulous with her grooming and she couldn’t help pointing out the injustice of how dogs even enjoy such revolting activities as rolling in cow patties. About the only thing she could agree with you about was how annoying Capt Crunch was.

    I did point out that you had acknowledged cats superior hunting skills when it came to birds but she was so incensed about the smell thing it didn’t really pacify her. However she thought Bernie was a very nice man and somewhat pleased that he didn’t disparage cats.


  6. Brutez
    10:49 pm on December 11th, 2009

    Chet, how's the ear coming along? I hope the vicious criminal who did that is busted by the SPCA good and proper. China Town is rated as one of the best films ever made by no less than Robert McKee – a guy who knows his stuff. We Australians currently in year 3 of water restrictions, can relate to it. Bernie will be happy to know you aren't allowed to wash the car, water the concrete or generally fling the stuff around wantonly unless you want one of the neighbours to slice your hose into bits in the middle of the night.

    How's this Chet. Me and my brother and father get meaty shanks on Fridays. I wait until they've stripped all the meat off then swipe the bones from them, sit on them while I get the marrow out of mine and ignore their whining. Almost as much fun as chasing coyotes around, I bet, except when She comes out screaming: "For God's sake, Brutez!"

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