Posted by leeran on April 21, 2003, at 13:00:06
In reply to My dog's screen name is Pugnacious O'Reilly » fayeroe, posted by Oddipus Rex on April 21, 2003, at 12:18:22
Maybe my husband and I are just weird (well, that's a definite, not a maybe!) - but we were laughing so hard during that movie that it was almost that embarrassing kind of "laughing in church" situation. The movie had been out for a few months and there weren't many people in the theatre, so I suppose our cackling was even more evident.
THEN, when we were walking back to the parking garage we started talking about different scenes and we started laughing again, so hard that we we both had TEARS running down our faces.
It's one of those movies that grows on you. This ensemble of actors have (or is it has? oh no). Okay, start over:
This acting ensemble has done other satirical films - "This is Spinal Tap" (I haven't seen it - my husband loves it), "Waiting for Guffman" (funny, but not as funny IMO as BIS), and now they have a new one that's just come out, "A Mighty Wind," about an aging folk singing group. Roger Ebert gave it kind of a snotty review but we'll still probably see it in the theatre based on BIS.
O.R., your dog's screen name of Pugnacious O'Reilly wouldn't imply that she's a pug, would it? If so, I love pugs, too. Our family has an affinity for dogs with round heads and smashed in faces (and yes, we have looked like our dogs - Boston Terriers, Boxers and English Bulldogs) - well, at least my father and I do, d*mn it!
I just looked up Confederacy of Dunces on Amazon. Perhaps, if I can reel in my attention span I'll give it a whirl.
One of the last books I've read (that wasn't a "self-helper") was "Dancing Naked in the Mind Field" by Kary Mullis - who won a Nobel Prize for the invention of the polymerase chain reaction. It kind of reminded me of "a surfer's version of 'A Beautiful Mind'"
I've been thinking of starting a thread asking people to recommend either one of their favorite books (general) or their "favorite" self-help book.
I suppose that would belong on the book board, but this would be more of a poll, not a book club venture.
LASTLY, to Pat (and O.R. since you've read "Confederacy of the Dunces" and there's some kind of symbolism with hot dog stands) . . .
A hot dog stands reminds me of one of my favorite jokes of all time, which I will share, since I have the perfect lead-in:
Q. What did the Tibetan monk say to the hot dog vendor?
A. Make me one with everything.
Oh boy, does this mean the latest wave of depression is lifting??? I've been talking about one of my favorite movies (which gives me an inner smile), dogs (which make me smile no matter what), T.S. Eliot (last night - thanks to Sailor/Tony) - AND NOW, my favorite all-time joke.
Yes, I would gladly pay a membership fee. This is the time to start the phone banks, Dr. Bob.