Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"The Fargo Effect?" Aww...Jeez

(I know I missed the chance to get this in as a new Oscar category - maybe next year)

It seems that there's a growing trend in comedy movies.

First, a zany, offbeat movie comes out and everyone (except you) goes to see it.
Then for the next several months all you hear are the catch phrases from the movie.
Finally, when it's on DVD, pay-per-view or HBO, you finally sit down and watch it - and it really seems to disappoint.

But then it happens...

...you find yourself quoting the movie now, too.

And over time it seems funnier and funnier.

I've had enough conversations to know I'm not alone in this, but I want to know what you, the great unwashed (and even a few of the lightly rinsed) feel about it:

Has it happened to you?

What movies come to mind?

Which movie was either
(1) the first to demonstrate it or
(2) demonstrates the "it'll be funnier later" phenomenon better than any others?

Shall it be known as...

..."The Fargo Effect?"
..."The Python Effect?"
..."The Napoleon (Dynamite) Effect?"

Anyway, weigh in. Give examples, discuss the abstractions of the whole thing, or just throw in the name of the movies that you think fit. Leave them as comments here, over at the facebook fan page, or - if you're really secretive - e-mail me.

I'll post a survey with the front runners to see which film gets the great honor.

UPDATE: Current films under consideration...

  • Fargo
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Step Brothers
Get your nominations in now - first round voting starts soon!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Self Ef-face-ing Humor

This video was forwarded by a friend...and no, not just a facebook friend:

Now, don't let that stop you from using facebook ...buddy.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Friendliest Skies

So, this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models are flying SouthWest as part of a promotion. 

I'll leave the "twin engine" jokes to your imagination, but I can't help but think it'll be just too tempting for the flight attendants not to modify the floatation device announcement.

Honestly, I hope they preboard the models. I have a feeling they may misunderstand the whole lining up by A's B's and C's thing. Oh, and I feel sorry for anybody who decided this was the flight to try the "Viagra prevents jetlag" trick.

Preparing for Disaster

Wanted to welcome The Disastergirl Chronicles to my ultra-elite bloglist (it's over there on the right somewhere).

It's great writing - so much so that I'm hoping our audiences aren't mutually exclusive. 

Go ahead, take a look...I'll wait here.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Setting Bale

This was too good to resist. Oh, and personally, I think the lighting is F'ing perfect on it, Chris:

(Warning: Don't listen to this at work, with the kids around, or if you're considering a career as a Director of Photography)

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*Awesomeness is dependent on your system, settings and mood - no guarantee implied.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Take Two and Call Me in the Morning

Washington, DC - While declining to declare it "the best," the FDA today did declare laughter a medicine. As such, it is now only available with a prescription.

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