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Not Enough Bridesmaids

Posted on December 30, 2011

What was all the fuss about Bridesmaids?  I finally just watched it. The problem with Bridesmaids is that there’s NOT ENOUGH Bridesmaids. The hilariously funny scenes with the Bridesmaids (the movie’s title, get it?) were interrupted way too much by Kristen Wiig and her “whoa is me” whiny bullshit. Honestly, I wanted to see more of Melissa McCarthy shitting in a sink (“It’s coming out of me like lava!”). How much funnier had the film been with more scenes like the ‘trying on the dresses’ and airplane one. I’m all for a little romance and shite like that (my fav. film is “Love Actually”) but was not expecting it in this film, especially with Wiig. The poster is a little misleading, eh? And they…

Sears plunge prompts a memory post

Posted on December 27, 2011

Sears takes stock dump. Closing stores. So according to the article in the Chicago Tribune and most other media outlets Sears stock took a major dump and the Illinois-based company is closing over 100 stores. When I was a teen I worked in a Sears, in Calumet City, Ill. (near the Indiana border). What a bunch of tossers I dealt with – and I’m not talking about customers. For awhile I worked in the paint department with a chap named Wayne who looked like a cross between a mentally-disabled Roy Scheider and a blank-staring Woody Allen. Wayne had issues. He thought dogs were speaking to him. He said, “Liffey, dogs talk to me.” Our co-worker Grace, a middle-aged Mexican woman, didn’t help matters (and…

Top Five Amanda Peet films

Posted on December 25, 2011

It’s Christmas, and I’ve always wanted Amanda Peet for Christmas, so here goes. I fell in love with Amanda Peet during her run on the late ’90s/early ’00s series “Jack & Jill.” She was pretty and funny. The kind of gal who can make strange faces and still look hot. In my wank opinion, these are her top five films. In no particular feckin’ order. Please Give 2010 – This was an indie fav that was on many top ten lists for the year in cinema. Amanda is Mary, some sort of spa chick with an ass tongue. The only problem I have with this film is she bangs Oliver feckin’ Platt for God’s sake. It’s a swell flick ’cause it also stars the…