Gome of the Week
There's something very fitting about a day dedicated to getting high being celebrated solely by people who get high every day, regardless of the date.
Anybody got a hack? Let's hack.
4/20 was Hitler's birthday! Let me pull a tube and tell you my half-formed conspiracy theories regarding the subject!
Seriously, though. You got a hack? Let's hack.
This Week's Link That's Probably Not That Great
Ling's Cars - I know where I'm going for my next auto purchase.
This Week's Movie You've Probably Never Seen
I hooked up Netflix through my Wii this week, and I could not have been more stoked that this was in the New Arrivals in horror. I think it must have been newly released to Netflix, because it wasn't there a few months back when I checked. Anyway, it's there now, and I instantly watched the shit out of it.
You may recall our review of Nemec as Richard Speck in Chicago Massacre a few years back, and though I haven't seen that movie (that was a Biff review), I'm sure it would make a welcome companion to this one, especially considering they were released in the same year. I mean, come on: Nemec as Bundy. It would make a welcome companion to anything.
There are a handful of people on IMDb who have reviewed this film and called it "a waste of time," but those people are rubes. Here's the thing: If you're looking for a well-told summation of the life and death of Ted Bundy, does this movie seem like the place you should be going? Nah, of course not. But, if you're looking for a low-budget tale of Bundy, based mostly on facts, in which the killer is portrayed by an over-the-top Corin Nemec, this is where you want to be.
I have a high pain threshold when it comes to movies and a penchant for Nemec, so maybe I'm the wrong guy to go to for an unbiased opinion on this one. But I got a kick out of it. The story is fragmented, but the film is shot well, and Nemec is so hollow-eyed and bonkers throughout the whole thing that you can't help but wonder what he's going to do next. So go read your Ann Rule book, you true-crime know-it-alls. I'm gonna watch this Bundy throw his arms to the heavens, screaming and cursing at god after he throws a corpse on a campfire. While wearig a red pleather jacket and a turtleneck.
This Week's Record You're Probably Not Listening To
Earle Doud and Alen Robin - Welcome to the LBJ Ranch (1965)
Long before dumbasses like Jay Leno used state-of-the-art video editing technology to conduct fake interviews with celebrities - using actual footage of the "interviewee" from previous sources - these guys were doing it, audio style. Not surprisingly, they're also way funnier.
So, yeah, these guys take actual recordings of politicians and play them back as answers to the questions they're asking. And they're good at it. Or at least I think they are. Not being intimately familiar with the Eisenhower presidency, I think some of the jokes in that segment went over my head, but hey - the crowd loved it. Apparently that guy was a shitty president.
Want to check it out? Go here.
This Week's Hip New Slang Word or Phrase
If you get caught between my balls and something stinky, the best that you can do is buff the taint. - A sweet lyrical change to the chorus to Arthur's Theme.
Origin - The soft-rockin', easy-lovin' early 80's.
Usage - "Oh, dude. I think I'm going to rent that DVD where Dudley Moore is like super hammered all the time but it's somehow hilarious."
"Dude, you are fin to get your Arthur on."
"Dude, (singing) if you get caught between my balls and something stinky, the best that you can do...the best that you can do is buff the taint."
"Dude, it just makes sense."
This Week's Top Ten List
The Top Ten Things I'm Going To Do While In Los Angeles This Week:
10. Attend a taping of America's Best Dance Crew
09. Just enjoy that clean, crisp L.A. air while I can
08. See if I can track down that empty mansion where they shoot all the porno
07. Get my teeth whitened and my taint professionally buffed
06. Count the defaced bus stop ads for Date Night
05. I heard the Hollywood IHOP is the place to see and be seen
04. If I play my cards right, I'll probably get my nuts cupped by Andy Dick
03. See if I can track down Terence Trent D'arby's star on the Walk of Fame
02. Take the Swank Magazine headquarters tour
01. HIt the mean streets, learn to C-walk
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