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I don't use the word "heroes" very often, but I...*sniff*...gimme a second...
This Week's Link That's Probably Not That Great
Wockenfuss on Tumblr - Hey, that's me! Can't remember if I posted this already. Don't care if I did.
This Week's Movie You've Probably Never Seen
Night Friend (1988)
Not a good sign when Art Carney's in your movie. An even worse sign when the photo accompanying his name was clearly taken on the street or while he was coming out of an airport bathroom.
And, not that I need to tell you this, but ol' Norton was only in this thing for a combined total of about eight minutes. Though I did hear that there was a deleted scene where he tries in vain to reconnect with his dignity and self-respect, but that might just be an internet rumor.
Actually, he's got nothing to be embarrassed about - this movie wasn't great, but it wasn't some two-bit boobfest, either. Though the only preview before the feature was for Vice Academy, which literally features porn stars in its cast and did, of course, include nudity in the trailer. So that, combined with the cover, was a little misleading.
I mean, I know it was a long shot, but I kind of had my fingers crossed for a situation where Art Carney might pop his top off. Guess it wasn't my night. Also, he plays a priest.
But he's not the main priest. The main priest is his underling, and he's made it his mission to help young hookers who have lost their way in whatever severely Canadian city this was filmed in. Instead, he gets a lot of brushback, a little lip, and punched and kicked by a pimp who makes Harvey Keitel's character in Taxi Driver look like Hugh Hefner in 1973.
I never really figured out who I was supposed to give a shit about in this movie, so I just ended up caring about none of it and hoping that the hookers would start a light slap-fight with each other that would then escalate into a full-on remove-the-pumps shoe beating, but I came up snake-eyes on that roll, too.
In the end, this movie made me sleepy.
Fun fact, though: ten years later, the dude who directed this would go on to direct our movie from Week 355, the batshit crazy Apocalypse. Sounds about right.
This Week's Record You're Probably Not Listening To
PlumBarrie - "Back in Seattle Again" b/w "I've Got to Syncopate to Communicate"(1982)
I found this 45 at an estate sale in my neighborhood this past weekend. It was recorded in Redmond, WA; there is little to no information about this group on the internet; and the cover features cowboy boots and a novelty Space Needle lighter.
Also, my wife had to point out to me that this is a play on "back in the saddle again." I am not sharp.
This Week's Hip New Slang Word or Phrase
#deservingofasuplex - A sweet way to hashtag something you don't like.
Origin - This.
Usage - "Dude, how is your Honda Spree?"
"Dude, I'm not pulling as much tail with it as I thought I might."
"Dude, maybe that's because you and your Honda Spree chug balls."
"Dude, it is you who is the ball chugger. #deservingofasuplex"
This Week's Top Ten List
The Top Ten Ways to Misspell Cul-De-Sac:
10. cult sack
09. cold sac
08. cool snack
07. Krull on VHS
06. Cullen Drain
05. the color black
04. Colin DeSack
03. colty tsack
02. cold heat sag
01. cased luc
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