October 2008


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Fairfax County college students are being forced to wait in line for hours to vote, or pollworkers are requiring voters to present photo ID even though your state’s laws allow non-photo ID, like utility bills.
[Source: CREDO]

If anyone has friends or family going to school in Fairfax — for example GMU — please get this message to them. (more…)

It’s quite interesting that prohibitoininsts in Michigan are fighting the proposed medical marijuana referendum by showing commercials on TV with “footage” of a child going to a medical marijuana dispensery, and “patients” (people on pot) assaulting an elderly woman.

If you haven’t seen the movie Reefer Madness, you really should, because they showed how smoking pot would cause you to kill people with your first use.

Nevermind the fact that the Michigan law DOESN’T EVEN ALLOW dispenseries OR children to use it.

Prohibition is only ever justified with specious logic. (more…)

 movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] We went through a phase of watching spoof-genre movies. There’s just not enough comedy for us! This movie has an honor of being one of IMDB‘s bottom-100 worst movies ever — only 67 movies have IMDB ratings lower than the 2.2 that this movie got. That’s out of 10,000+ movies!

PEOPLE: Written by 2 of the 6 writers of Scary Movie. That’s about all they can brag about. Oh, they have Crispin Glover.

QUIRKS: Being a spoof genre movie meant the entire movie was quirky. That might be a merciful adjective. Movies parodied/referenced in one form or another include: The Da Vinci Code, Nacho Libre, Snakes On A Plane, Willy Wonka, The Chronicles Of Narnia, American Pie (Stifler’s Mom plays The White Bitch, equivalent of The White Queen from proper Narnia), Harry Potter (Harry Beaver), Pirates Of The Caribbean (Caption Jack Swallows), Lord Of The Rings, Click (sort of, with a Tivo scene), Superman Returns, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, and Lazy Sunday (as a Pirates Of The Caribbean rap).

BAD STUFF: Many say this is the worst spoof movie ever made. I think I might agree, because I really remembered nothing about the movie within 2 days. I had to refresh my memory on IMDB just to write this.

CONCLUSION: It sucks for its genre — but not so hard that there are only 67 movies in existence that suck worse. I could find 67 movies that *I* hate more out of every calendar year since movies came out in those numbers. :) Still, even Scary Movie 4 (which I liked) was better than this. This still got a generic pass from us for being a decent night’s low-effort entertainment.

RECOMMENDATION: If you’re a comedy/spoof fanatic, and just can’t get enough — rent this for a Monday night movie. Don’t get excited over it. There will be some laughs, but don’t expect anything like the good spoof movies.

MOVIE QUOTE: Silas [to White Bitch, in subtitles]: “Beat me like Bobby beats Whitney! Allegedly.”

COINCIDENCES: Terminator 2 – also had expanding boobs in a scene.

FRIENDS’ RATINGS: Benj didn’t like it.
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