Saturday, September 22, 2007

"Dear little baby Jesus, who's sittin' in his crib watchin' the Baby Einstein videos, learnin' 'bout shapes and colors..." *

Wanna know what I watched last night?

Sure ya do.

"Talladega Nights."

H and I laughed ourselves simple(r).

I think Will Ferrell is, if not a genius, at least very funny AND willing to make a total fool of himself in the name of comedy.
He seems to like to run around in his underwear, and dammit it, I love it when he does that because it's so freaking funny. Why is Will Ferrell in his underwear so damn funny? Why? Why, why, why? Because it really is. But I have no idea WHY.

(And I have a wee tiny little bit of a crush on Sacha Baron Cohen, but let's not talk about that.)

The movie made it even harder for me to understand how people take NASCAR seriously.
I mean, c'mon, it’s like WWF, only with...cars.
(I actually know someone who named his daughter Talladega, I kid you not; they call her Tallie for short. God help the poor child.)

I forced myself to bite my tongue last week when Primo expressed interest in car-racing, after attending an especially exciting NASCAR-themed birthday party.
“Primo, it’s not a sport.” I asserted.
“It’s in the Sports page,” he replied.
So are the ads for strip clubs and no one ever suggests that pole-dancing is a sport. (Oh. Wait a minute...)
Fortunately his fascination with weird superheroes trumped, and I don’t expect to ever have to learn the names, makes, or models of cars or drivers.

I do know what every superhero’s weakness is, now, but that might actually come in handy someday, no?


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* Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell), in "Talladega Nights"

8 comments:

Gina said...

I feel your love for WF. He sort of plays the same character all the time, but it's a character that makes me laugh.

Badger said...

Now see, I do not like him AT ALL. He is not even remotely funny to me, ever.

That does it. You and I do not have the same taste in ANYTHING.

But I like you anyway.

cupcake said...

I didn't love Talladega Nights when I saw it in the theatre, but I loved it on video. Go figure. And the very best scenes were when they said grace. Pure improv genius.

Kim said...

My love of all things Will Ferrell was only deepened by his performance in Stranger than Fiction.

So much so I went and bought the DVD of it.

An absolute first for me.

Suse said...

I didn't understand any of this post but I need to say, Sacha Baron Cohen? Is engaged to an Australian girl. And when he sees the light and dumps her, I AM NEXT IN LINE.

So back off, pregnant American woman.

CHICKLETTE said...

Ok dearie, I love NASCAR!
It's hot men driving fast cars-what's not to love!
And a BIG GIANT NO it is not WWF!

Dawn said...

Do you know the joke about what NASCAR stands for?

If not it's:
Non-Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks....

makes me smile

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