Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Jason Statham's Cranked Up Cozmo
I enjoy all kinds of movies, and last night was no exception. Netflix delivered us the action fun-fest known as Crank, which features Jason Statham running all over Los Angeles like a one-man-army. All you really need to know about the basic concept is that the bad guys drugged Statham's character. If his adrenaline stops pumping, he'll die. It's sort of like Speed 3: Bodily Fluids (or...um...whatever).
There is one scene near the end of the movie where Statham's character's doctor has hooked him up to some kind of portable pumping device that's feeding epinephrine and meth into his system. He gets into a fight and a guy pulls the whole thing out.
I cringe, knowing the pain of a snagged infusion set. Owwwwww.
And then...OH and then...
The crime boss says, "What is that thing, an insulin pump?"
I kid you not.
Then, to break the audience's confusion (or to amuse the diabetics), one of the crime boss's goons says something to the effect of, "What the f*** is insulin?"
And now that I look at it, I realize that the movie pump looked identical to this Deltec Cozmo, except perhaps dark blue...or maybe blue and silver?
At first I figured one of the writers either had diabetes or had a close friend or family member with diabetes. Now I'm wondering if it's an odd product placement for Deltec Cozmo pumps! It's probably unlikely.
Congrats, Cozmo users. Your pump is famous.