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Are you the singing bush?

Around junior high, The Three Amigos was one of my favourite movies (along with Uncle Buck and The Great Outdoors).  It’s a classic slapstick comedy starring Martin Short, Chevy Chase and Steve Martin (who, Dixie notes, would have been the Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell of that day).  I could quote it nearly back to front.  It made a resurgence in my college years out tree planting, where every now and then someone would shout, “It’s a sweater!”.

I made a mistake when Dixie and I just started dating.  I’m not sure how it happened, but somehow I found myself renting and watching The Three Amigos with a group of Dixie’s high-school-aged girlfriends.  It was a bit of a humiliating experience. I would guffaw every now and then, but they sat through the whole thing stone-faced. One of them fell asleep.

I recently was reminded of the film and looked it up.  I can get it for $7 on DVD from Amazon.  I’m thinking it might be a worthwhile addition to our collection, regardless of what Dixie (and her friends) may think.

Lord of the Rings

Dixie didn’t think this was funny, but for some reason it made me laugh.  It might be because this scene near the end of Return of the King (the film) has always annoyed me:

Somehow I wound up watching this–“How Lord of the Rings Should have Ended“:

If you go to the YouTube page for it, you’ll see that THERE ARE SEVENTEEN THOUSAND COMMENTS FOR THAT VIDEO. Nerds and haters arguing. Hilarious (and you all know how much I love Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books, right?)


And here’s French & Saunders’ brilliant Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Rings film spoof:

Citizen Kane

A classic Kids in the Hall sketch, “Citizen Kane”:

A bit violent at the end there.

I wandered into a bargain shop in Steinbach a couple of days ago and they had season 1 of the show on DVD for $5! Happy find.

Well now I’ve gone and spent a good hour or so hunting up Kids in the Hall sketches on YouTube (looks like I could have seen most of the show online and saved the $5). I always preferred the odd and off-the-wall Kids in the Hall over their material which pushed the proverbial envelope. Here, then, are some of my favourites–this will give you a peek into the formative comedy of my youth (for good or ill).

Seven Things to Do
Mr. Heavyfoot
Car Won’t Start
My Horrible Secret
Will Do Guy

And of course there’s The Pen, one of their best.