October 06, 2005

Back on the grid

Hello again. Sorry I've been quiet, I've either been busy or playing WEBoggle, thanks ever so much, Rick. I do have a new cartoon in the works which will hopefully be up tomorrow, but until then, a few links:

Who needs to see any documentation about Harriet Miers's past work when we have her blog? (Thanks to Emily for the link.)

For those of you who think spitting is gross, maybe you would prefer an anti-smoking activism approach that requires no bodily fluids. (Thanks to Orange for the link.)

This is a great article from the Atlantic on unpublished (and never-meant-to-be-published) magazine and newspaper stories. Isn't publishing stories like this what McSweeney's was supposed to be for? (Thanks to Kathryn for the link.)

Speaking of McSweeney's, here's the Aristocrats as performed by Bob Newhart.

We saw The Aristocrats last week, actually. Damn funny movie. It was the first movie I've seen in I just don't know how long that people walked out of. Two couples left, and the odd thing was, they left after the movie had been going on for, oh, I'm going to say at least 40 minutes. Two questions -- who goes into that movie not knowing what they're getting themselves into? And, if you are one of those unfortunate souls who didn't know and really ought not to be there -- how can it possibly take you that long to decide that maybe you're in the wrong movie? Is it possible that someone is having the thought process, "You know, the part where they were talking about the guy urinating into his wife's mouth while being sodomized by a dog was funny, but intergenerational gay incest is just going too far"?

Posted by Francis at 11:41 PM

I'm glad you finally saw The Aristocrats. We had a couple of people walk out of our screening as well, about 20-30 minutes into the film. I'm still not sure what part of the film's tag line -- "No Nudity. No Violence. Unspeakable Obscenity." -- was so unclear to them that they didn't realize what they were getting into by watching the film.

By the way, my favorite bit, the South Park version, is available online.

Posted by: Debby at October 7, 2005 08:55 AM

When I saw the movie in August, there were more gray-haired people there than people in their 30s and 40s. And they didn't walk out. The old ladies, they love "The Aristocrats."

Speaking of Boggle, did you ever play the PC version that had an option for letters flying toward you in space? You had to click on the moving letters before they disappeared. Talk about your high-adrenaline word games...

Posted by: Orange at October 7, 2005 09:16 AM

Thanks for the link to WEBoggle. Completely off topic but good news: New episodes of Arrested Development begin airing Nov 7. Enjoy!

Posted by: Jim at October 7, 2005 02:06 PM

WebBoggle will be the ruin of me. I don't know how it's possible, but when I start playing and it's 10 pm, five minutes later it will be midnight.

Posted by: BadAunt at October 8, 2005 11:00 AM
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