Judd Apatow’s Funny People is the first new movie I have seen in a long time that I can genuinely say was good. Film critics describe Funny People as the third movie in a ‘trilogy’ with 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up. Reading some of the reviews, especially the bad ones, makes me wonder how the fuck these people get jobs as film critics. Who the fuck pays these people and who the fuck reads them except with the same displeasure that you come across as the consequence of an innocent internet search like when you can’t help read some bigotted scrawl on a toilet stall wall? So move on if you don’t need a dose of hatorade to fire you up this timeless internet day. I am going to try and shake off some of the nastiness I am feeling by putting finger to keyboard (over the fold). I am the groundhog that is driving angry in the Groundhog Day of the cultural industry. Believe it.
RIP John Hughes, of a time that was just before mine, I am jealous of those who have your films to define their youth
What is as dangerous as a midnight coffee?
Songs for when IT HAS TO BE DONE. This isnâ€™t the Nike Just Do It song list of inspiration. It is a savage beast that attacks your weaknesses, and gives you the perspective of sickness, thus forcing you to be stronger. The songs have to currently be on a portable music playing device that you listen to at midnight brewing a coffee and getting ready to attack IT (or comparable scenario), and get the job done.
Scenic World by Beirut (a much better version of the song streaming from the band’s website, which can’t be embedded unfortunately)
I couldn’t resist making a motivational after reading the epic lol that is this story. Erin Burnett, an anchor on American financial news channel CNBC, launched a verbal attack against Rudd:
“There is a serial killer in Australia and we are going to put a picture up so we can see who it is,” a stern-faced Burnett said during a segment on CNBC on Tuesday.
A large photo of Rudd was then shown.
“That would be the prime minister of Australia Kevin Rudd,” Burnett said.
“OK well do you know what he is doing?
“He has launched air strikes – air strikes – against camels in the outback.”
I think Burnett has seen Aliens one too many times.
Ripley: I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
Hudson: Fuckin’ A…
Burke: Ho-ho-hold on, hold on one second. This installation has a substantial dollar value attached to it.
Ripley: They can *bill* me.
…but why won’t anyone think of teh camels?