Gome of the Week
It is shaping up to be a hilariously racist summer at the cinema.
This Week's Link That's Probably Not That Great
RIP Polaroid - The dream is over. Here's some good ones to remind you of why instant film ruled.
This Week's Movie You've Probably Never Seen
The Jimmy Show (2001)
It is no secret that Biff loves Frank Whaley. So of course I was thrilled to see that there was a film written by, directed by, and starring ol' Frank himself. My enthusiasm wore off in the middle of this though, as I realized that it wasn't really going anywhere. His performance is tremendous. The story however, isn't. The basic concept is that Jimmy is a miserable human being who basically starts to take his misery out on others in the form of terribly awkward open mic stand up performances. While the plot is good, the tone of the film is slow and depressing, not the black comedy I thought it would be. Oh well.
This Week's Record You're Probably Not Listening To
The Pinups - The Pinups (1982)
An early 80's label-assembled girl group who may have had a modest hit with "Just About A Dream," because it's the first track on side one and it sounds pretty damn familiar to me. Clearly they were going for a look, and they nailed it. This album actually has some pretty fun (in that formulaic way) dance tracks on it that might have been trying hard to pass for "new wave." Fun fact: Lisa London, the looker in the top right square, starred as O'Hara in H.O.T.S., our 225th Movie of the Week.
This Week's Hip New Slang Word or Phrase
Ladies and gentlemen, The Bags - A sweet way to let people know that some choads have just shown up.
Origin - EA Sports. He's in, on, and around the game.
Usage - "Dude, your bad date will not stop us from having fun tonight. This party is trump tight like a virgin."
"Dude, you got that right. It is time for Puss Run '08."
"Uh-oh dude, looks like dude patrol is here. They're fresh from the Bro Shop where they've all just picked up matching doucheshikis."
"Ladies and gentlemen, The Bags."
This Week's Top Ten List
The Top Ten Things I've Been Eating For National Vegetarian Week:
10. A wide assortment of organic vegetables lifted from my neighbor's garden
09. I'm trying this cool new thing called the C.H.U.D. diet
08. Soy octopus
07. Free range water
06. Vegan panda substitute
05. Huge fucking chunks of carob
04. Buckets of stone fruit, which is running through me at an alarming rate
03. Kelp wrapped chard
02. I start every morning off with a tall, cool glass of peanut oil
01. Ketamine and lots of it. Someone pull me out of this k-hole
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