Sunday, August 31, 2008

So Funny I Wet My French Knickers

I've had 3 relatively normal posts in a row now, so I think it's time for a change of pace. And a question or two.

Firstly, the other day I was sent an invite to a Facebook "group". It was something along the lines of the fact that Facebook might be shutting down because of some lawsuit or whatever. In the description was the line "Imagine life without Facebook". FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET A FUCKING LIFE!!! It's a fucking website for crying out loud! It's not as if you're going to die if it shuts down! I could go on a rant about this, but I think that's sufficient. Maybe I'll really let rip next time.

Secondly, YouTube is quite literally brilliant. For a great many reasons. But, as are most sites, it's subject to utter shite. However, for the purposes of the "right here and now" it allows me to highlight the following.

This is a scene from Bruce Almighty. Ok, I admit, it's not the finest piece of cinematic history but it does have one of the funniest moments I've ever witnessed. Namely when the character Evan Baxter is trying to read the news. I'll watch this a million times and still find it hilarious.

I also want to highlight a couple of scenes from what is probably my favorite comedy film ever, See No Evil Hear No Evil staring Gene Wilder as a deaf man, and Richard Pryor as a blind man. Arrested under suspicion of murder they're taken into the Police station...these two parts are of Wilder being photographed (remember, he can only read lips...) and of the subsequent interrogation of the 2...

Absolutely priceless.

What are your favorite moments from films? They don't have to be funny, but it helps!

Anyone notice my new Flavicon!? I think it's great.


David said...

Trinity and a Korean bloke on the back of a motorbike in the second Matrix film.

The fight between Darth Maul and Obi Wan and Liam Neeson in Phantom menace.

Most of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

The guys going through their record collection deciding which records were suitable for killing zombies in Shaun of the Dead.

The Little Bird helicopters flying along the street with guys sitting on the outside in Blackhawk Down.

The three chain gang guys trying to get onboard the train in Oh Brother Where Art Thou.

Jess's dad giving in and letting her go to the finals in Bend It Like Beckham.

The puppet sex scene in Team America made me laugh out loud. So did the vomiting scene.

Mike and Sully trying to control Boo at the apartment, with Mike wearing a snorkel and mask.

Uma Thurman decapitating 88 blokes with a samurai sword in Kill Bill volume 1.

The final shootout in Hot Fuzz.

The final line in Lives of Others.

That'll do...

The Author Of This said...

David - Absolutely splendid effort! The 2 that really stand out for me in that list are the Darth Maul scence & Monsters Inc., which was utterly outstanding!

Mandy said...

> "Imagine life without Facebook"

That’s a nanosecond of my life I won’t get back

>What are your favourite moments from films?

Feathers McGraw peels the rubber glove off his head in The Wrong Trousers and Wallace says: “Good grief! It's you!”

The end of Brief Encounter.

Desperately Seeking Susan, when Des and Roberta are on the roof and a saxophone plays and thunder is rumbling.

Diva, when they walk around Paris at dawn

Neat haircut.

Angel said...

Bruce Almighty is SO funny...and Steve Carrel is hilarious....much more fun to watch than Jim Carey, in my opinion.

I also love "Elf" with Will Farrel. I LOVELOVELOVE him!!! There are so many funny scenes in that movie, too many to write down.

you and your Facebook!!!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey! Just came by here through Gledwood's page. Interesting stuff. I don't have a blog (as of yet) however, I do find them quite facinating to read. Just out of curiosity...Why Canada? I am Canadian and always like to know what others think about my country. BTW going to see Mr. Weller on Sunday and it'll be my first..weeeeee.

Beth said...

Your new Flavicon is wonderful and your sense of humour is (as always) a treat.

The Author Of This said...

Mandy - OH MAN! That scene in Wallace & Gromit it brilliant! Mind you, there are LOADS from those movies that are utter gems!

Beth - Generally speaking, I'm not a fan of Will...but I did watch Elf when it was on TV and have to admit that I found it quite funny. Especially when he shouts "SANTA" at the top of his voice.

Eileen - Gledwood? Who's that then? Drop me a link if I'm linked on it, ta! As for "Why Canada" That's a long story! I'll probably have to do a decent post/update on that soon. You're seeing Weller on Sunday!? LUCKY THING! See if you can grab me a setlist after the gig!! PRETTY PLEEEEEASE!

Beth - Glad someone noticed! Took me ages to find out how to do it! Cheers kiddo.