Thursday, January 31, 2008

Honey, I Couldn't Help It

A recent post on one of my favorite blogs, Megaloi, listed Michael's favorite movies of 2007. One of the things I love about blogs is how they serve as a way to discover new movies, music, or books. But, it wasn't Michael's post that brought "What the Bleep Do We Know!?" to mind; it was actually one of the comments to his post.

A woman my wife often runs into at work loaned her a copy of "What the Bleep Do We Know!?" It was while my son's godfather was visiting, and one night, after Dylan had gone to sleep, Rhonda asked if we'd watch it with her. She looked at us two dudes and dished out a stern set of conditions: "No laughing, and no smart-ass remarks."

Now, my wife has worked in male-dominated workplaces for her entire adult life. You think she'd know better than to tell two guys who went to high school together "no laughing, and no smart-ass remarks." That said, I tried, I really did. I made it about three minutes into the thing before the oh-so-earnest way a woman looked into the camera got me snickering. Claus immediately burst out guffawing, and quickly, I was doubled over with tears running out of my eyes. Sheesh, my ribs were sore the next morning from laughing so hard.

Rhonda called us several names, which did nothing to stem the laughter, then took "What the Bleep" out and stuck in a disk of "Six Feet Under."

Hey, I'm actually really interested in "What the Bleep." I'm just afraid I'm gonna have to watch it alone. Interpersonal dynamics, y'know. Or as Rhonda said, "I should have known better than to try to watch this with two guys who act like hyperactive ten year-olds in church."

I felt so bad. Really. (It's hard to type with your fingers crossed.)


Redlefty said...

I'm also very interested in quantum physics but a little leary of the mysticism of movie. Should be fun to try to watch, though, as long as none of my buddies are in the room.

And thanks for pimping my blog! :)

Bob Barbanes said...

Pseudoscience? Quantum physics? A speaking role for Ramtha? Oh, I'm so there! Not. Although...the subject of quantum physics *is* fascinating. Are there really parallel universes? Could there be a bizarro Bob? Maybe the movie was just trying too hard...took itself too seriously. Question is: How did Marlee Matlin get talked into doing that piece of crap? Oh...right. I mean...but she's not BLIND! Didn't she read the script?

Still, it might be, as Michael said, fun to watch, or *try* to watch. Then again, I've seen every episode of MST3K (some many times) so I'm well rehearsed at heckling movies.

Uncle E said...

Tsk Tsk, Hal.
But funny as Hell!
One clarification question, however: Were your ribs sore from laughing, or were they sore from Rhonda's left hook?

Mike said...

Hal, this is my first time to hear of this movie, since I live both on and below rock on the side of a ridge.

I can't tell if you are recommending it or not. Maybe you are doing both at once in parallel universes. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I'll view it, but I'll keep my copy of Idiocracy nearby in case I need a gut laugh.

Hal Johnson said...

Thanks Mike, I've heard of "Idiocracy," but I've been forgetting to get it from Netflix."

I can't recommend "What the Bleep" yet because I haven't watched it in privacy. I'll get back to you.

I think I read that you're originally from south Louisiana. Where? I regularly visit the thriving metropolis of Morgan City.