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Hentai is not a shared experience.

I know I'm going to get blamed for last night.

We've been doing movie nights on Tuesday for a while now--usually Badger and myself, Whines and whatever roomies show up that evening, unless we move to Whines's house, in which case, it's pretty much the same, but with a 30% increase in roomies attending.

There's been a sense of...shall we say...increasing dread of my movie selections. I think this trend started in earnest with Lion King II a month or two ago, and lately, people spend more time glaring at me than watching the movies. It's rarely something I do intentionally. I personally like 1960s educational films, cheesy cartoons and ethically dubious cinema.

So, last night, I backed out of the film process entirely, and contented myself with cooking and seeing what got put on screen. Badger brought home, out of some sort of morbid curiousity, "La Blue Girl" live-action. And Whines brought over a tape of "cartoons for fallen catholics" I picked up a few days before.

It's bad when the South Park movie redeems the evening.

I want to go on the record as saying, in writing, that I have never encouraged Badger in renting live-action Japanese tentacle-porn, that I didn't really want to see Animation for Fallen Catholics last night, and that South Park was better than I had expected.

But this [points accusing finger] is what happens when I don't pick out the films.


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Nov. 19th, 2003 06:02 pm (UTC)
I will admit to a morbid curiousity as to what live action japanese tentacle porn looks like, only because I was unaware it existed previous to this moment.

And the South Park movie is one of the most brilliant, scathing satires to come out in YEARS. It's up there with 'Dr. Strangelove', and don't let anyone tell you different. It's fucking genius.

And, to share with you a bit of kindred spirit, for many years, the Univerity of Illinois would hold the annual 'Celebration of Tastelessness', about 2 to 2.5 hours of early 30's to 60's cartoons and commercials, including 'Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips', 'Coal Black', a Sambo-esque take on Snow White, The Flintstones doing primetime commercials for Winston Cigarettes, and Steve McQueen hawking Lucky Strikes: "A Thinking Man's Filter, A Smoking Man's Taste'. There were also several military training films about VD, wartime propaganda, and 'educational' films about the evils of drugs, liquor, sex, and "the love that dare not speak its name".

Nov. 19th, 2003 06:22 pm (UTC)
I've been wanting to stock up on vintage sex ed videos for a while, if you could make any recommendations (or give me some good sources!) Those military videos sound particularly top-notch :)

I think I've seen those flintstone commercials, they're priceless.
Nov. 19th, 2003 08:17 pm (UTC)
"I will admit to a morbid curiousity as to what live action japanese tentacle porn looks like, only because I was unaware it existed previous to this moment." I have to agree with this person's take--I am intrigued.

I liked the South Park movie. I also liked the Beavis and Butthead movie. Its moment of genius comes at a point when, to avoid ending a sentence is a preposition in front of a superior officer, some police guy uses a construction like, "the towel off in which he was jerking," or something.
Nov. 19th, 2003 09:30 pm (UTC)
Seeing the standard anime characters rendered into live-action was disconcerting. Particularly someone acting the part of the "pretty, dim klutz." We turned the show off when they started doing graphic X-ray type shots.
Nov. 19th, 2003 09:15 pm (UTC)
Well, the Trey-Parker-o-rama was definitely my pick. Curiously no amount of noting that on my part seemed to affect the aiming of the looks. Hmph.

People also tend to have REAL strong opinions about South Park, usually in absence of being exposed to it (other than out-of-context catchphrases) and that was generating some reactions. (these often miss the point, like canadians being offended by 'Blame Canada'. Gods)

Anyways, it's out of my system. Back to action films and artsy ones. 'Werewolf: The Musical', perhaps...no, that might still be pushing it...
Nov. 19th, 2003 09:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, and the tentacle porn was definitely -interesting-. Kinda edgy (or over the edgy) for some audiences though.
Nov. 19th, 2003 09:31 pm (UTC)
"Interesting" is the word everyone was using. Heh.
Nov. 19th, 2003 11:16 pm (UTC)
You shoulda let me know
I've got tons of movies that can make Sex Ed for Trainables look good. John turned half of them off at the last marathon.

And no, Jacob. The sense of dread regarding your movie selections started the first time you made me watch Ratopolis. Or the Turkish Star Wars. I can't tell which was more traumatizing.
Nov. 20th, 2003 02:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, but these are new victims movie-goers. I got to reset the cycle with them.
Nov. 21st, 2003 07:19 am (UTC)
Four words....
Star Wars Christmas Special.

'nuff said for mental trauma there. Wookie fantasy porn was baaaaaad. And Carrie Fisher was soooooo coked up it wasn't even funny, except when it was.
Nov. 27th, 2003 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Four words....
That sounds scary. On many levels.
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