April 20, 2006

Life imitates Mel Brooks

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at April 20, 2006 2:33 PM

So far today I've seen:

One more for the trifecta...

Tags: Culture, Movies

But is it an Everlast?

Posted by: Josh | April 20, 2006 3:03 PM

I was actually planning on buying some of that canned air if I came across it. Just, you know, for kicks.

And maybe a Spaceballs reenactment, if I can find the right cohorts...

Posted by: Lemming | April 20, 2006 3:37 PM

"The way he runs things it will only last a hundred."

Maybe for the trifecta, somebody should just go and punch a horse...

Posted by: Mason | April 20, 2006 4:13 PM

Both of these (oxygen and locket) are great examples of the longing of contemporary society for a "quick fix", and the attendant consumerism: Why exercise and eat well so as to provide more oxygen for your cells, when you can imbibe canned oxygen and achieve the same end?

And worse -- why bother to work with your child for 18+ years to build character and integrity and good values, and to help your child to develop her own ability to think clearly and deeply and to make good choices, and then trust her to live her life in a way that makes sense to her, when you can give her a piece of jewelry containing a piece of paper with a written promise....?? ...it makes me so mad to even think about this I could spit nails!!

Posted by: lidarose | April 20, 2006 6:26 PM

I've heard that parents who want their children to think for themselves existed. Mine just wanted me to do as I was told. I always thought for myself anyway (because if I don't see why something is better than something else, I have the right and even the responsibility to ask for the logical progression that led to that conclusion), but all my questions were invariably met with louder versions of the previous statement(s). Bitterness and resentment ensued. (I could provide abundant additional commentary concerning what I think of my parents' values, but nobody wants to read that and several of you have heard parts of it before anyway.)

Posted by: Mason | April 20, 2006 7:55 PM

Lidarose: ...it makes me so mad to even think about this I could spit nails!!

Betcha 10 to 1 "United 93: The Movie" makes me madder.

Posted by: Josh | April 21, 2006 1:01 AM

Of course, one might just confuse the trailer for United 93 as one for Snakes on a Plane...

Posted by: Mason | April 21, 2006 9:20 AM

Yeah, I'm with Mason.

Also, it occurs to me that somehow, when I read AG's original post, I read no mention of any Mel Brooks films whatsoever, and made the connection to Space Balls all on my own. Or, at least that's what my brain told me.


Posted by: Lemming | April 21, 2006 10:02 AM

When I clicked through to the canned oxygen article from Boing Boing, I already knew I was going to blog it and was planning to look for an appropriate image of President Scroob... until I scrolled down and saw that the article itself had already done this. I was impressed.

I looked for something to complete the trifecta yesterday, but didn't find it. There was something about the Ten Commandments in Georgia courthouses, but they didn't mention the original 15.

Posted by: Arcane Gazebo | April 21, 2006 11:29 AM

I made the mistake of following the link to the necklace. "Creepy" doesn't even begin to describe it. "Vile" makes a good start.

I especially liked the closing line of the ad copy: "May God keep your daughter in purity all of her days." Whether she wants it or not!

And ditto to Mason's comment. I'm just glad this necklace thing wasn't around 23 years ago.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2006 11:48 AM

"A chastity belt! Thats really going to chaff my willy"

Posted by: shellock | April 21, 2006 12:40 PM

"Why is that toy on your head?"

Posted by: Mason | April 21, 2006 3:18 PM

"Because if I wear it anywhere else, it chafes."

This is turning into movie quote free association (not that that's a bad thing...)

Posted by: Arcane Gazebo | April 21, 2006 4:30 PM

I was curious who would write the appropriate response first...

(Also, I like movie-quote free association.)

Posted by: Mason | April 21, 2006 11:46 PM
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