Lol. If I had to make a list of top 10 people in this world who I'd want to chat and have beers with, aswiidooger might just be on that list.
Bill Belichick on "putting the tape on"
Why does a defrag take so damn long?
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After the Burial: A Wolf Amongst Ravens
I'm at a church lol. I waw with mom and pop and thought I'd make them happy by accompanying them. Looks like the church WiFi blocks this thread. And it looks like "Personhood Colorado" is back. Jesus I though they had given up after their "personhood amendments" had failed for each for the past 8000 election cycles before 2010. This next election cycle is gonna be F-U-N.
But when the trumpets blew again and the knights charged, the name they cried was, "Stannis! Stannis! Stannis!"
I have a question for anyone who's seen The King of Comedy with De Niro.
SpoilerIs that ending scene another fantasy scene or did it "actually happen".
I'm inclined to believe it's another fantasy scene.SpoilerI'm not sure we're meant to have a firm answer to that one, which is one of the reasons I think it's such a great, great film. Taxi Driver by comparison seems to be a much more cut and dried fantasy -- though of course there's debate about that -- but with the King of Comedy the x-factor is that people really do have a tendency to be bowled over by safe, ****ty comedy. I mean, is Rupert Pupkin really a worse comic than Jay Leno?
This is where the interpretation becomes so personal though because I don't think everyone out there is quite so irritated by "safe" comedy and bourgeoisie milquetoast satire as I am. They might view Pupkin as a nutty guy who's fantasy is obvious, or they might even view him as a funny guy who just went too far. Depends on the person and whether they're a target of the movie, as I see the target.
To me he's a first cousin to those poor souls who need so badly to be famous they go on American Idol and actually think they deserve a shot, because hey, people should get what they "need". It's a truly prophetic movie that way, not unlike Network. There's a whole group of people out there who've taken Andy Warhol's comment about everyone having their 15 minutes of fame and turned it into a birthright. It's scary.
I don't watch American Idol because it's too painful, and the King of Comedy to me is similarly excruciating, though in a good way. A great way, actually. It's my second favorite Scorsese movie after Raging Bull. It's been a while since I've seen it. Definitely need to do it again.