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"Napolean Dynamite"

Is like putting a malfunctioning soldering iron up your nose and plugging it in--it never gets dangerously hot, but it's very painful.

Is like flossing continually for an hour and a half.

Is like being beaten black and blue with cooked pasta.

I think I *almost* enjoyed it, so far as dork movies go it's very good, just not entertaining. But I sure do wish I'd payed $3.50 instead of $8. I'm going to go stare at the venetian blinds now.

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stripey_d
Jul. 15th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO LIKE IT!!!! *lights a torch* }:|
spottylogic
Jul. 15th, 2004 05:46 am (UTC)
I'm not opposed to its existence? It was just such an intense dork experience, and was a big reminder of why high school is not the most wonderful years of your life. It was still a dark and terrible thing. But very well executed.
stripey_d
Jul. 15th, 2004 11:23 am (UTC)
Bah, I know! I was just fooling about the torch and yelling part. :] The movie definitely doesn't have everyone's (or even most peoples') desired flavor of humor. Personally, I was laughing my ass off throughout the entire movie, to where I had to remove my disembodied ass from the seat and weld it back onto my pelvis at a more convenient time and place. I didn't really pay much mind to the dorkiness while watching, though I kinda see how it would bring back memories of teh teenage awkwardness.... Wait, I'm still a teenager?! *runs headlong into a trashcan while windmilling his arms* GOSH, WH-WHAT THE FRICK!!! XO
spottylogic
Jul. 16th, 2004 05:16 am (UTC)
I spent a *lot* of time hiding behind my knees. That movie should be classified under "horror," IMO.

It was, however, very well done. I would have enjoyed the flim 43% more if the kid had been less of a mouth-breather and had been slightly more expressive, but that would have defeated the purity of the artist's vision.
poppinjaye
Jul. 15th, 2004 06:46 am (UTC)
This sounds like the makings of a Weird Al song.

All segues aside, my very good friend from RI just applied for a job in Austin (with SONY online entertainment). I have been IMing him the "Dear Mr. Williamson" letters you have been posting of late. If he moves there, I will HAVE to come visit you guys. Also, if he moves there, I may ask you if you know any good housemates for him :)

Man, that would so rock.
spottylogic
Jul. 15th, 2004 07:10 am (UTC)
Hmm--I might could scrounge him some short-duration space to crash, particularly if he wouldn't mind pretending to be disturbingly interested in ocelots :)
poppinjaye
Jul. 15th, 2004 08:24 am (UTC)
He wouldn't have to pretend ;)

Just kidding. He's more of a stright sci-fi/fantasy guy. I met him 14 years ago at a Ren faire. After a brief period (about 3 months) of dating, followed by another brief period (about 7 years) of stalking/generally scary behavior on my part, we're great friends! ;)
spottylogic
Jul. 15th, 2004 09:12 am (UTC)
Well, send him over, we'll give him the grand tour :)
twistdbutterfly
Jul. 16th, 2004 11:26 am (UTC)
Thanks for the wonderful idea of seeing a great movie the other night. In return, I thought perhaps we could round up a large group of people to watch "The Cat In the Hat". You know, the one with Michael Myers in it. Wouldn't that be just great?
spottylogic
Jul. 16th, 2004 01:36 pm (UTC)
Sometimes your irony is so subtle I have to back up and try to hit it again with my car, because I missed it the first time :)
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