January 19, 2005

Useful As A Poopy Flavored Lollipop

The past 48 hours have been lame - missed a work-related meeting due to a malfunctioning garage door (and note to co-workers: next time, try to tell me before I'm heading out the door, not as I'm leaving. Communication is important, people); been dealing with some intestinal thing, have a coworker who is trying to help, but hasn't asked if I needed help....well, my attitude has been really bad, so bad that it resembles this demotivational poster. I mean, not even a contest at Polite Dissent (which I encourage everyone to enter) could cheer me up.

However, I have found a cure - Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, which is probably either
  • The Citizen Kane of Dodgeball Movies
  • A sharp, sly parody of sports movies; and/or
  • a plain, no-frills, turn-your-brain-off physical comedy.
Any way you slice it, it's still funny. Like seeing guys get hit in the tender vittles with projectiles? It's in there! Like Vince Vaughn's dry, understated delivery? It's in there! Like Ben Stiller looking like a 70's porn star? It's in there! Like Gary Cole talk about a grown man pleasuring a camel? It's in there! (Plus, Stephen Root, the William Shatner of NewsRadio, plays a sheepish, emotionally challenged guy named Gordon! I mean, other than a full-on donkey show, what isn't there to like about this movie?)

Dudes and dudettes, if you want to laugh yourself sick, see this movie. About the only thing that I have to look forward to after the past 48 hours - a semi-hot date tomorrow night. If you behave, I'll share details.

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