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Jul. 4th, 2002

So, I was watching Attack of the Killer Tomatoes earlier today and I realized that the name "Mason Dixon" is probably one of the funniest names I've ever heard of in a parody/humor movie.

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frobisher
Jul. 4th, 2002 09:27 pm (UTC)
Great name. Horrid movie.

Good theme song, though. "I know I'm going to miss her/A tomato ate my sister..."
akadashi
Jul. 4th, 2002 09:50 pm (UTC)
It's supposed to be a horrid movie. I thought that was right up your alley? I mean yeah, everyone knows that one line from the theme song, but there's all this other stuff in the movie too. Like the scene where the guy is sitting there with his dog and they hear a noise, and:

Guy: "Gasp! What was that?"
Dog: "I dunno, Dick - I'll go check it out!"

Totally out of nowere, makes no sense, and cracks me up every time. Then again, Chuck Barris is my personal hero, so...
maddening
Jul. 4th, 2002 10:22 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's a horrid movie at all.
It's pretty damned hilarious.

"Where are we going?"
"Take the Old Mission Road. Some crazy-ass biker got himself munched on by a herd of tomatoes."

"That's a big Tomater."
"Yep, I didn't know they grew them that big"
"It got little Timmy."
::blank stares:::
::goes back to reading the paper::

You can't tell me that somehow that disco godfather thing is good and *this* movie is bad.
frobisher
Jul. 4th, 2002 10:49 pm (UTC)
That last bit is actually about my favorite thing in the film.

Still, I couldn't watch it in one sitting. What can I tell ya? *shrug*

Maybe if I'd had company. I did watch it by myself.

The Giant Mutant Sheep movie(tm) is, IMO, better.
maddening
Jul. 4th, 2002 11:24 pm (UTC)
And I'm supposed to actually listen to your pompous film snob bulldada in the other thread after seeing that?

I don't understand how someone who actually tried to get a room full of talkative drunks to pay attention to Disco Godfather couldn't see why Attack of the Killer Tomaotes is funny. Or at least why it's a "so bad it's good" sort of movie.

I mean .. everyone is entitled to their opinion.. but I'm entitled to refute it. ::shrug::
frobisher
Jul. 5th, 2002 10:41 pm (UTC)
You can't refute pure opinion. You need a basis for refutation. :-)

Also, I tried to get people to watch it because it was requested to be watched. It's not like I had to watch it again myself. Frankly, if anyone had said "oh hell, let's not watch this now", I wouldn't have said anything more about it. Ok, maybe I would have said "aw... c'mon..." but that would have been more momentum than anything else at that point.

You also seem to think that when I say that something can be argued or that something is what I think that it means that I somehow feel that it's JUST THE WAY THINGS ARE DAMMIT. At least that's what I gather when you tell me that stuff I've mentioned as just a possible way of looking at things (not even mine in some cases) is "pompous film snob bulldada", because it happens to be not your view. Oh, yeah, while we're on the subject, you appear to mean "bullshit" rather than "buldada" which, as far as I know, has a rather different meaning.

And, of course, I'm sure that what I'm saying now is just more of the same, so fuck it.
maddening
Jul. 5th, 2002 11:05 pm (UTC)
Also, I tried to get people to watch it because it was requested to be watched.

I must have missed the point where everyone asked you to pop in a dvd.

At least that's what I gather when you tell me that stuff I've mentioned as just a possible way of looking at things (not even mine in some cases) is "pompous film snob bulldada", because it happens to be not your view.

You gather incorrectly. You do that a lot, Dave. It's pompous film snob bulldada because, well, that's what I think it is. So that's what I call it. "Just a possible way of looking at it."
Trying to out obscure everyone in the room with just how gosh darn much you know about movies. I feel the same way about people who bring up obscure comic references when someone mentions Sandman or obscure book rundowns if someone talks about a damned Chuck Palanhiuk novel.
It's snobbery.

Didn't you tell me I was a wine snob for calling wild vines crap and talking about what I don't like in wines? You thought I was being pompous and overblown and attempting to be impressive.
Now wouldn't the above things fit that definition?


Oh, yeah, while we're on the subject, you appear to mean "bullshit" rather than "buldada" which, as far as I know, has a rather different meaning.

From the SubGenius site, Pamphlet #8 :
"Bulldada is the nearly unexplainable label for that mysterious quality that impregnates ordinary things with meaning for the SubGenius no matter how devoid of value they may appear to The Others."

Makes perfect contextual sense to me. Any punctuation you'd like to go back and correct? Spellings perhaps? Wouldn't want to annoy you with imprecision.


And, of course, I'm sure that what I'm saying now is just more of the same, so fuck it.

Good idea.


frobisher
Jul. 6th, 2002 10:31 am (UTC)
Ok. I'm going to say this just one more time. The "wine snob" comment was not a considered analysis. It was me kidding around. I also note that you took great umbrage at it, while my mild offence at being called a snob here appears to be deemed inappropriate.

I knew reading lj today was a mistake. I'm done now.
maddening
Jul. 6th, 2002 11:08 am (UTC)
Way to miss yet another point, Dave.

I didn't take great umbrage to your inane "wine snob" comment. You've yet to see me take 'great umbrage' to anything you've said or done.

You can feel free to feel as offended as you please over my calling you a snob. Get pissed off, throw a hissy fit, cry and scream and bitch and moan. ::shrug::
It's no skin off my teeth.

I'm still curious as to who asked you to put in a movie while we were all at Karl's.

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