||[Jan. 22nd, 2008|09:20 am]
In praise of goofy movies. |
After eating our weekend’s quota of butter and cheese in one glorious meal, midwifed by Skivee...er, the meal was midwifed, not us...damn participles, wandering around, coming close to the edge of the cliff...DANGLING.
Where was I? Oh, yes, well, personally I think that all of our cholesterol and blood pressure issues would be solved by moving around more and laughing a LOT, which has been my secret. Okay, and falling down, dropping things and juggling glass items poorly. But those last ones might just be coincidence and linked to my particular metabolism.
So, since plans for the weekend included being on my feet all day, all three days, moving around and doing...chores, work and other heinous activities that it's a shame to have waste a three day weekend on, it was time to work laughter into the mix.
We started with Redneck Zombies. Filmed on the Maryland’s Eastern Shore, featuring some of the Captain’s college classmates and worth watching if you know the area or are a fan of truly horrendous, cheap-ass horror films. Which I am. Hey, all my vices keep me off the street and out of debt, so don’t judge me. It was HORRIBLE. In an oatmeal make-up, overacted by amateurs kind of way. Actually it was like watching a bad high school play but on film.
We then moved onto with Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie. And I have only just NOW, in typing it, realized that they don’t mean “colon” as in guts, but “colon” as in punctuation. Which is much funnier. I’ve never actually watched the show, so it was new to me – and, yes, that the characters are a shake, a box of French fries and a wad of meat does amuse me. Your results may vary. And it took me half the movie to really understand what the wad of meat was saying. And the movie, frankly, was just a little too long – I could see its appeal as a 30 minute program. But still. Everytime I would start to think “well, this is sort of dum...omigod that’s hysterical!”
The funniest part of the movie is when the evil nemesis character, who is wearing what appears to be glass bell jar on his head, steps off screen, and you hear a tumble and shattering glass. Then “Fucking sandals.”
Which is still making me giggle. And I was sober then and sober now.
Along the same vein, although not animated, we watched “Orgazmo”, which I gave to the Captain for Christmas. I got that one because we had enjoyed “Cannibal, The Musical” so damn much. I had been cruising Netflix looking for bizarre horror movies and when I was searching for something that involved cannibals, “Cannibal, The Musical” came up. Well, of COURSE I had to rent it. The very juxtaposition of Cannibal and Musical demanded it. I had no idea that it was a Trey Parker movie. And if you think South Park is stupid, you may not like this. But it’s funny as hell. The characters are fabulous and the dialogue makes me writhe in jealous fury that I didn’t write it. When I’m not laughing my cider out my nose.
So, after reviewing Cannibal, we watched Orgazmo – same group of writers, directors, actors, but this time, it’s about a Mormon guy who’s somehow tricked into becoming a porn star, and winds up as a superhero. I won’t ruin it…but the superhero sidekick wears a helmet with a dildo on top...which makes for some..interesting visuals. And Ron Jeremy...to whom age has NOT been kind. "Jesus and I love you, Joe"
I have to call Cannibal the better of the two…but still, both worth watching if you have a high tolerance for silly.
And boy, did I need some silly this weekend.