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09 July 2005 @ 09:21 pm
Here's to you, Mrs Robinson  

I hate the assumption that I'm not a direly messy person. You know that ad for Crunchy Nut Cornflakes in which they tried to show, as they always do, that CNC are just irresistable? Which they aren't. CORNFLAKES OR FROSTIES PICK ONE OR DIE, K. And the boyf comes in and sees the girlf sitting down, making eyes at a ceiling-high stack of washing up and empty cupboards? And he rinses out the dog's bowl and pours in the intentity-crisising cereal and drinks it off rather than wash up? WELL I'D DO THAT TOO. I eat muffins in bed. I watch with interest as the toothpaste on my sink turns the colour of rotting gums. I DO NOT SEE MESS I STEP OVER IT. My mother and my cousin/mother's clone can't sleep if the floor isn't tidy. OMG. I only make my bed so there's another flat surface on which to pile things.

Speaking of the Mothership, grocery shopping. Me, merrily selecting chocolate muffins, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate caramel digestives, Dairy Milk Bubbles funpack and Dairy Milk Buttons funpack and Ma, shaking head and remarking, "Everything you eat is chocolate". WELL THANKS FOR THAT UPDATE, CAPTAIN OBVIOUS. What would I eat, FRUIT? Erlack erlack. My mind, it is soiled. You'd think being five eleven and weighing in at eleven stone is morbidly obese, or at least you would if you hung around my site of conception for very long. Then again this is the woman who said of me, "She just rambles, I never listen to her".

And crikey, America, you can't even make a decent film about the evils of religion without destroying it with frickin' morals, can you? It is Saved! to which I refer. Tries WAY too hard for Brit humour but forgets the vital fact that to Brit humour, nothing is sacred. HELLO MONTY PYTHON HOW ARE YOU TODAY. God bless America, 'cause I sure as hell don't want him to bless me.

 
 
Current Mood: crazywired to the MOON
Current Music: "Sympathy for the Devil", the Rolling Stones
 
 
 
hobviously on July 9th, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
I agree re: Saved. I wanted it to be much more vicious than it was. But I don't think it was trying for anything specifically British per se. We Americans may kind of suck but black humour is not entirely foreign to us.
one more storytelling monkeyrainspots on July 9th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
Any chance of an example? I mean, I don't have much access to what's not widely available, naturally, but even the best of American comedy seems to try to shove some moral down your throat, like Scrubs, or just has no point at all, like Friends. Maybe that Seinfield thing? That sounded satirical, although I've never seen it.
hobviously on July 9th, 2005 03:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Seinfeld is a good example of American black humour. The co-creator, Larry David, went on to do his own show called Curb Your Enthusiasm which is also quite evil in its own way, and The Simpsons has had its moments. Arrested Development, while having a distinct element of screwball, is also rather dark. Cinema of the last ten or so years, with Tarantino and Anderson et al, has certainly dabbled in dark satire. Even if American comedy does tend towards the fluffy, though, I just don't think "trying to be dark" equates very well with "trying to be British," because the two are simply not related in the American cultural mind.
...: Shoo... // cheese_potatochowburger on July 9th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
I kind of liked Saved!, though it could've done with a more evil ending.

CRUNCHY NUT CORNFLAKES IN ALL THEIR RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE FORMS ARE COMPLETELY IRRESISTABLE! I practically live on the things. Mmm.

"I DO NOT SEE MESS I STEP OVER IT"
Amen! Rock on the messy people!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 9th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah. The annoying thing was they did get Saved. And the characterisations sucked hardcore.

EW. I destest the way they get stuck in yer teeth ... *shudders*

NEED. BADGES.
gabbysun on July 9th, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
I WOULD TYPE MORE BUT I'M IN A HURR-AY. :(
EWWW that only proves how uncultured you are. That is gross! I suppose you wear your shoes inside the house, also? >O

I wish I could be you. I am generally not made for chocolate. :( But I do eat much fruit!

Hah, you crazy. *pat*
one more storytelling monkeyrainspots on July 9th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
Re: I WOULD TYPE MORE BUT I'M IN A HURR-AY. :(
That is true, but I'm annoyed that only boys seemed to be allowed to get away with it. Shoes? Only downstairs, it's mainly slippers. Shoes are dirty.

AHHHH HOW CAN YOU THAT IS LIKE FOOD BLASPHEMY. :P

Yep.
gabbysun on July 9th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
Re: I WOULD TYPE MORE BUT I'M IN A HURR-AY. :(
Every time I see someone jumping on their bed with their shoes on, a little bit of my soul flakes off and dies.

NO, I LOVE CHOCOLATE! I JUST CAN'T EAT TOO MUCH OR I WILL a) BREAK OUT OR b) GAIN FIFTY POUNDS. (Although I don't break out that much, lol.)

You seem well-adjusted!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 10th, 2005 12:21 pm (UTC)
Re: I WOULD TYPE MORE BUT I'M IN A HURR-AY. :(
HA! Well, I wouldn't either 'cause my bedspread is teh pretteh. But I would put my slippers on it. xD

I ... used to get spots? But they seem to have gone away. Am gaining small spare tyre, but that will go once I start uni. Because you know uni students are poor and starving. ;)

*is cheerful* I go up and down so much that it balances out as flat, I think!
sputz_n_micah on July 9th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay, a fellow mess addict! I have the bed problem too - 'tis why I end up sleeping sitting at my computer (and why keyboard prints mysteriously appear on my face in the mornings...)

Yeuch. Sweet cornflakes. They're just... wrong. Frosties or Crunchy-nut, it doesn't matter. (This coming from the deviant who wouldn't say no to a bowl of solid chocolate in the morning...)

Oh, by the way: I love your icon!

~~micah
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 9th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
It's not mess, it's organised chaos!

Yeah, I eat Coco Pops or Nesquick. I think the French got one thing right, with their bol au chocolate. *salivates*

Cheers!
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 10th, 2005 06:49 am (UTC)
See, as long as books are involved, how can people complain?!

FINALLY! SOME LOVE FOR THE MOODTHEME! HALLELUJAH AND THANK YOU BABY JESUS! *grin* Um. Unfriend you? Pourquoi?
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 13th, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC)
I know where you can get a Neverending Story moodtheme, if you're interested.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on July 11th, 2005 07:33 am (UTC)
Silly, silly rachel.

OR RAGNAROK!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 13th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC)
WTF IS RAGNOAROCK?
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on July 13th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
Unless I misspelt it, the Norse apocalipse.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 17th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
OH.

Nice.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on July 17th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)
YES!
Sparkles: Nekkid!ALIAShxcpunkchick on July 12th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)

Um, if someone ever gets the dumb idea to try to show the American version of The Office over there, run away. far. away.
I haven't lasted even half an episode, nor have I tried.
It tries too hard. American entertainment + Brit humour = horribly failed experiment.
*pets her copies of the real series*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 13th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC)
I haven't even see the other. Who is this Ragnaok person? PLEASE? *whimpers*