Monday, June 30, 2008

The British Add a Little Something Extra to Their Swearing, Don't They?

My DVD pick o' the moment goes to In Bruges, with Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Ralph Fiennes. It features a level of artfully excessive cursing that hasn't been seen since HBO's Deadwood got the axe. Here's a sample:

Ken: Harry, let's face it. And I'm not being funny. I mean no disrespect, but you're a cunt. You're a cunt now, and you've always been a cunt. And the only thing that's going to change is that you're going to be an even bigger cunt. Maybe have some more cunt kids.

Harry: [furious] Leave my kids fucking out of it! What have they done? You fucking retract that bit about my cunt fucking kids!

Ken: I retract that bit about your cunt fucking kids.

Harry: Insult my fucking kids? That's going overboard, mate!

Ken: I retracted it, didn't I? [pauses] Still leaves you being a cunt.

Harry: Yeah, I fucking got that.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Another sad passing.....

We lost another beloved cultural icon today. I think, given his ongoing health concerns, we were lucky to have him as long as we did.....

Interesting SEMO news

Here is a kinda scary story about a former Res Hall Director....wonder who it is!?

And a much more uplifting story about a SEMO grad - this guy is CRAZY GOOD!

And, no, Gerry - I don't think Obama's gay. I'm just pointing out the lack of any type of diversity in the Repub lineup. And Condi is WAAAAY too smart to be Veep! Maybe she'll take that football commissioner job after all......

Friday, June 20, 2008

Kill Screen Engage

I'm late to this bandwagon (surely, among our number, Johnny must have been the first to jump on), but I join all the critics in highly recommending The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. However, after consulting with noted philosophers Chris Huth and Scotty "Shundela Basundai" Skyler, I believe that I can offer a fresh commentary on the pursuit (dramatized in the documentary) to become the Donkey Kong champ: (cue movie trailer voiceover guy) in a world where meaning is completely invented and not at all inherent to human existence, getting the high score on Donkey Kong has as much (and as little) value as any action we have taken or will take. Scoff not at the Donkey Kong warriors, lest ye become the rock, dude. Oh, and SPOILER ALERT...the film reveals that, when you reach the end of Donkey Kong, you are allowed to enter one last level, which the Donkey Kong scholars call "the kill screen." The beauty of the kill screen is that you are only allowed to progress a relatively short distance, and then you die for absolutely no reason at all. Donkey Kong is fucking life, kiddies.

Flower (the meerkat) R.I.P.

So to keep our tradition of respect for the dead (even if we never cared for them) and also because Tim might be amused... I have noticed that Flower (the meerkat) and Lupe have suffered from similar tragedies. Lupe has suffered all of the tragedies of the american male (divorce, time-share, and sports car) while Flower has suffered from all of the tragedies of the african meerkat (cobra, banishment, and starvation). Also, all of the guys think that Lupe is cute when he stands on his feet.

Or maybe not...

Friday, June 13, 2008

R.I.P. Russert

Not my favorite journalist, but also not the worst guy to spend an hour of yer Sunday morning with. Also, I give him props for his cameo back in the day on "Homicide: Life on the Street," appearing alongside his fictional cousin on the show, Detective Megan Russert.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

History in the Making!

Makes me proud to be a liberal Democrat!
It may be 200 years late, but how soon do you think the Repubs will nominate someone other than an old, straight, white guy? I'm looking forward to this contest......