Monday, July 19, 2010

Thanks In Advance For Your Laughter

  • The Monologue:
    • On the good side, the stars of Jersey Shore are getting huge raises. On the bad side, all of that extra money means it's just a matter of time until they replay the tanning bed death scene from Final Destination 3. (Here is the really NSFW scene, if you want.)
    • This doesn't even need a joke. It's just great. Bill Murray voiced Garfield because he thought that it was written by the Coen Brothers.
    • One has to wonder what a Coen Brothers Garfield movie might look like. Garfield is angry because Jon stole his lasagna, so he enlists Odie to hunt down the pasta. On the way, Nermal mistakenly gets run over by a car and Odie gets shot. Garfield finally gets his lasagna back after a big monologue about how he doesn't "f***ing roll on Mondays!"
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • I've thought of a bunch of different ways to review Inception, but the movie is so original that it's not fair to anyone to actually say anything about the plot or what makes the movie so great. Some of the best things about the movie are so cool that they would seem spoiler-ish. One thing that stood out to me is that, after re-watching Avatar last week and talking about how movies are trying to re-create that magic, Inception's best action sequences involve a startling lack of CGI. I'll leave it at that so you'll have to see it to understand. And see it, you should, as it's not only the best movie that Christopher Nolan has ever made, but it's the best movie I've seen since probably WALL-E two years ago. I'm seriously considering going to see it again this weekend.
  • Random Video:
    • Parrot vuvuzela, folks.


Anonymous said...

Please forgive me this shameless threadjack, Josh, but I'm considering starting a wee alternative to TNC's open thread and a) wanted to let you know and b) wanted to let those who follow you know and c) wanted to elicit your thoughts on the matter. I'll be leaving similar comments all over the TNC webring.

If you do want to share your thoughts on the idea, here's my post about it:

PS Not at all sure the world needs a vuvuzela parrot. Yikes. That's just... wow. The one good thing about the end of the World Cup, and the parrot has to sully it with his mad imitation skillz!

Anonymous said...

The whole Bill Murray interview (if you haven't seen it) is here, and worth checking out: