Friday, March 02, 2007

I Know It Was You

Perhaps you've heard of a new movie called Wild Hogs. I think it has the potential to be really great.

It features John Travolta, William H. Macy, Tim Allen, and Martiiiiiiiiiin Lawrence as four middle-aged buddies who decide to go on a cross-country motorcycle trip in an effort to recapture their lost youth. Maybe they'll also save somebody or learn about each other. I don't care, as long as there are sufficient whacky misunderstandings and broad slapstick.
Here are the tidbits of the movie I am familiar with from trailers and previews:
-John Travolta is attacked by a bird while driving his motorcycle
-William H. Macy makes some offhand "black guy" remark and Martin Lawrence flips out about it
-Tim Allen (Possibly Mr. Macy, it's hard to tell) is knocked off of his motorcycle when he is clotheslined by a hanging sign
-Kyle Gass sings "Don't Cha" by the Pussycat Dolls
-The guys try their hand at camping, but end up whackily setting their tents aflame, forcing them to sleep on the ground, huddled together for warmth
-The actor who plays Dr. Cox on Scrubs (here as a skeptical cop in a tight-fitting uniform) comes across the guys in the morning, after which they all feel compelled to vigerously demonstrate their heterosexuality

Here are the sections which I haven't confirmed, but which will almost certainly be included:
-The guys try unsuccessfully to woo some young women in bikinis
-Martin Lawrence displays his "street smarts" in getting the gang out of a tight spot, possibly in a holding cell
-The guys fight and go their seperate ways
-The guys realize how much they need each other and reunite
-Tim Allen is hit in the crotch

P.S.: So after we discussed logical fallacies in Lang the other day I printed off some logical fallacy-related Dino comics and left them annonymously on Mrs. Niemi's desk, despite Sam Walker's assurances that she wouldn't "get" them. In the last minutes of class, she picked them up and started to read them. About 25 seconds later she looked up and said "Max, was this you or Sam?"

I wonder how she narrowed it down so quickly. Perhaps she maintains a mental card catalogue of all her students' sense of humor, and Sam and I were the only ones in class who fit the Dino Comics profile.

P.P.S.: The Godfather is fucking intense.



At 8:49 PM, March 02, 2007, Blogger Samwalkertron said...

"broad slapstick" is a pretentious term.

At 1:29 AM, March 03, 2007, Blogger constant_k said...

The word "pretentious" is itself pretentious.

At 1:43 AM, March 03, 2007, Blogger Samwalkertron said...


At 2:09 AM, March 03, 2007, Blogger Houley said...

niemi knows much more about you than your sense of humor.

At 9:45 AM, March 03, 2007, Blogger CoachDub said...

That's true, Jason. Many teachers know more about students than you realize. And what they don't know from observation, they know from what they hear.
She knew about you long before you entered her classroom, Max. She probably could have pointed to you as the culprit when you were a sophomore.

At 9:45 AM, March 03, 2007, Blogger CoachDub said...

And as for Wild Hogs, I have not been less interested in a film since Little Man.


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