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pumpkin beef – finally

Hmm, yum. Pumpkin beef soup! My favorite. Well, okay…my fifth favorite after mango turkey, grapes steak, peach liver and melon ribs.

Pumpkin Beef

and then he slipped on a banana peel and died. the end.

There’s a movie out in theaters now called, “Conviction.” It tells the true story of Betty Anne Waters (played in the film by Hillary Swank) a working mother who spent over a decade educating herself so that she could become a lawyer just to prove her brother was not guilty of a murder that sent him to prison for life without parole. With the help of attorney Barry Scheck’s Innocence Project she was able to show through DNA that the blood found at the murder scene was not her brother’s and then after 18 years in prison, her brother was finally declared innocent and set free. It is an amazing and uplifting human story with a heartwarming and satisfying ending.

Here’s what they don’t tell you in the movie: six months after being released from prison the brother fell off a wall and died. Yep. You heard me right. Six months after being released from prison the brother fell off a wall and died. He was walking home from dinner with his mother and his brother, he took a short cut home that involved walking on a wall, a wall that he fell off of, and then died.

Can you imagine? This woman spent over ten years putting herself through school! She got a GED, then a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree in education, and then a law degree! She passed the bar exam! She spent eighteen years of her life to get him out of prison! And she did it! She got him out! Against all odds she got him released! And then…he fell off a wall and died.

Gee, I wonder why they left that part out? Oh, I know. It’s a huge bummer. It’s the ultimate anti-climax, and Hollywood sure does hate an anti-climax. Oh, Hollywood.You can just imagine the ensuing argument between family members, “He was doing just fine in prison, Betty! He was taking correspondence classes and making belts!”

Can you imagine if all of our favorite movies had an anti-climax?

“Rocky is a smalltime boxer who gets a chance to fight against the heavyweight champ. On the night of the big fight, Rocky badly stubs his toe walking into the arena and has to postpone the fight. The End.”

“Believing that they are meant to be together, Meg Ryan travels thousands of miles to find Tom Hanks in ‘Sleepless In Seattle.’ She looks everywhere but they never meet and she goes back to Baltimore. The End.”

“Billy Elliot is the son of a coal miner, who loves to dance. With support from the miners in town, Billy and his Dad finally make it to London for the big audition. They return home to anxiously await the ballet school’s decision. He doesn’t get in. The End.”

“After hearing a voice telling him, ‘If you build it they will come’, a man builds a baseball field in his backyard so that “they will come.” He waits for a long time and they don’t come. The End.”

“Keanu Reeves plays ‘Neo’ a unsuspecting hero who must fight the forces of evil to save the world in ‘The Matrix.’ Just as he is about to realize his potential he changes his mind and decides that he doesn’t feel like it.”

Come to think of it, I’m glad they left it out. Who wants a bummer ending? Not me. When I go to a movie I want to feel uplifted, inspired and transported. Without a Hollywood ending I’d feel let down and disappointed. It’s not important that after struggling for 18 years to get him released he fell off a wall and died. It’s really not about that at all. It’s about about the love of family and one woman’s determination. What it’s really about it is the meaning of life. And the meaning of life is…darn, I had it written here in front of me but I think I misplaced it. Oh well. The End.

Doodle Monday – October 25th

excuse me waiter, my soup tastes like penis.

i am amazing please watch me

halloween costumes i’d like to see and not see this halloween

Costumes I’d Like to See on Halloween

WOLF BLITZER
Classic. Can’t find salt-and-pepper whiskers or moth-ball odorous suit? I’ll also accept wolves Teen, Big Bad, and Steppen.

COMPETITIVE OYSTER EATER
Oysters are aphrodisiacs.

PASTRAMI ON RYE
Not because it’s a good costume. I just like pastrami on rye.

Costumes I’d Like to Not See on Halloween

SLUTTY COMPETITIVE OYSTER EATER
I don’t care that oysters are aphrodisiacs. I don’t care!
[NO IMAGE!]

SLUTTY BABY
No. No! No one wants to see a saucy infant. No one! Save it for TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” (and then definitely DVR that trainwreck).
[NO IMAGE!]

SLUTTY PASTRAMI ON RYE
Actually, that could be quite interesting.

Costumes I’d Like to Nazi* on Halloween
*where Nazi is the verb meaning “to exert brute force and authoritarian dictatorship on, particularly in a racist capacity”

SS OFFICER
Self-explanatory.

cats

top five best videos ever of a cat in a banana split costume eating a banana

(courtesey gawker.tv)

movie magic on the streets of new york!

Get your cameras ready!

This is “the place they shot that really sad scene in that movie about motherhood where the mother and daughter break down and cry.”

Doodle Monday October 18th