Amusing to watch a movie on TV (I’m also reading a book and slipping out to do this during commercial breaks. a close approximation of my typical TV-watching habits for about. . . 6 decades) and watch, during a gunfight scene, one character’s wound move from one side of his body to another. Yeh, continuity shoulda caught that. But then, that was the least of the continuity errors and other flubs and wildly laughable mistakes in the film.
Suspension of disbelief was irrevocably broken in the first five minutes though, so all the errors, laughable mistakes of anatomy, mechanics, procedural “bind-moggling,” etc., were more amusing than distracting, because NOTHING about the film was in any way, shape, fashion, or form believable, even within its own framework, right down to the protagonist’s hair color.
Dear Mr. Grim Reaper, So far this year you have taken away my favorite dancer and entertainer Michael Jackson, favorite actor Patrick Swayze, and favorite actress Farrah Fawcett. Just so you know, my favorite politician is Barack Obama. Thank you.
Hmmm, reminds me of a lil ditty by W.H. Auden:
As poets have mournfully sung,
Death takes the innocent young,
The screamingly funny
And those who are very well hung.
Well, The 0! is certainly rolling in money, but he’s not all that young anymore, and I don’t have any idea how well hung he is, so everyone: please send him your best jokes. Two out of four ought to do the trick…
A cowboy from Texas attended a social function where Barack Obama was trying to gather support for his healthcare reform plan. When he discovered the cowboy was from President Bush’s town, Barack started to belittle him by talking in a southern drawl and single syllable words.
As he was doing that, he kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around his head. The cowboy said, “Y’all havin’ some problem with them circle flies?”
Obama stopped talking and said, “Well, yes, if that’s what they’re called, but I’ve never heard of circle flies.”
“Well Sir,” the cowboy replied, “circle flies hang around ranches. They’re called circle flies because they’re almost always found circling around the back end of a horse.”
“Oh,” Obama replied as he went back to rambling. But, a moment later he stopped and bluntly asked, “Are you calling me a horse’s ass?”
“No, Sir,” the cowboy answered, “I have too much respect for the citizens of this country to call their President a horse’s ass.”
“That’s a good thing,” said Obama as he began rambling on once more.
After a long pause, the cowboy, in his best Texas drawl said, “Hard to fool them flies, though.”
Y’all be sure to head on over to Woody’s for more of his wit and wisdom, ‘K?
*tsk tsk* While no one has seen one in the wild in my lifetime, AFAIK, in theory there actually could be an honest politician… In theory.
(N.B. Saw the thing on Facebook. I do not know the source of the above cartoon and so can’t credit it. I don’t read the “funnies” any more, so it may be by some easily-recognized cartoonist with whom I’m simply unfamiliar. Anyone know?)
Check out more “news” that beats the socks off the Mass Media Podpeople Hivemind faux news for accuracy… even though it’s deliberately fictional humor at The Onion. One of the few “news” (that’s not news) outlets worth paying any attention to, IMO.
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