I regularly watch Conan on TBS mostly out of guilt for not watching him regularly on The Tonight Show before he got shit-canned from NBC. But that feeling of unease cannot compare to the stomach flip I feel when someone disses Andy Richter, like comedian Nick Thune did during this appearance on the show (it happens at about the 5:30 mark):
What’s wrong with the world? Why can’t people just be polite?! It takes minimum time and provides maximum comfort. If people could only rectify their wrongs– wait, Nick Thune did what?
Nothing beats beers after being beaten at soccer (alliteration!)… except (thinking you’re) making up new dirty words.
This was going to be a Drunken Recollection of phrases that were thrown around, but most already existed on Urban Dictionary, and two did not. The ones presented here made me feel InASense, Lost… the other’s should appear in a Drunken Recollectionquite soon.
And unlike how I didn’t see The Lion King when it was re-released last summer in 3D, I went and saw Beauty and the Beast in 3D. And it was worth it. And I’m probably going to see Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D because of it. And I’ll explain why. (And stop using “and” to begin sentences…)
Beautiful and the Beastly
Beauty in the Beast is twenty-one years old. It can legally drink, and that’s crazy.
While watching it, at least for the first few minutes, I felt an odd mixture of two reactions:
That increasingly familiar optical adjustment to 3D images
And geez, cell animation sure can be sloppy
I noticed a few occurrences in the movie that seemed strange by today’s “family standards”…
They showed Gaston kill a duck.
They showed not one – but two – men in their boxers.
The village girls had quite the buxom bosoms.
Have I been trained to be that politically correct?
Another thing I realized in re-watching the first animated film to ever be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars (when there were only five nominations) was that they showed blood (when Gaston stabbed The Beast). Pixar’s Up would be the next film to be nominated for Best Picture, and that too had some bloodshed (when Carl hit a construction worker in the head).
(SIDENOTE: Toy Story 3 is the third film to be nominated for Best Picture. No bloodshed, but do toy guts count?)
So onto why I would bother seeing The Phantom Menace in 3D…
This was originally going to be a simpler post. A lackadaisical examination of Google’s search engine. An uncovering of why any time you type in an actress’ name the second search result is her name +feet. But then this happened:
And the Masters of the Microwave
I watched the original version in Italian on their website, and it confounded me. I hoped the subtitled version would help… and… well… check it out for yourself: