Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Remember the cocky Navin R. Johnson says "I'm Back" after he hooked the rope to the low-riders' car in "The Jerk"? And then he is shocked to see them driving off with a church in tow?
About time. Lotta water under the bridge. Lotsa lost time to make up for. You should have tons of witty and insightful things to add to this ever-morphing, living document of human drama and pathos.
Navin? Towing the church? Hey man, we're mavens of philosophy, doyens of the extra-curricular thought process. How does recounting a long-forgotten scene in an old Steve Martin movie hold any water next to some of the witty repartee displayed in these pages? Next you're going to say how funny the scatalogical campfire scene from "Blazing Saddles" was. You know, where the guys all eat too many beans and then they fart uncontrollably for like 3 or 4 minutes. God, I laughed so hard I had to leave the theater and catch my breath. Jesus, that was a hoot. One question: was Mel Brooks trying to make a social comment on the poor dietary habits of cattles drovers of the late 19th century? Or was he just going for a cheap laugh?Post a Comment