Nerdy Image Dump in Honor of Nicol

In honor of my bestest friend ever coming into town, and in honor of the fact that I found a harddrive with a lot of really old crap on it, I’m going to do an image dump of things I thought were awesome 8 years ago.

These things, it should be noted, are still awesome.

Top 5 Buddy Movies

So, from the Podcast, one of the assignments was to come up with films pairing movie characters for a buddy flick, and then to title them.  Since you’re never actually going to listen all the way through the podcast, I thought I’d share here.

6. Hannibal Lecter and Annie in REDEMPTION

5. Daddy Warbucks and Scrooge McDuck in MO MONEY MO PROBLEMS

4. Ripley (Aliens) and The Bride (Kill Bill) in BAD ASS MOTHERFUCKERS

It’s like if Thelma and Louise was fucking sweet, y’all.

3. Hans Gruber (Die Hard), Sheriff of Nottingham (Robin Hood: PoT), and Severus Snape in I AM SO HAVING SEX WITH THIS MOVIE

2. Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man and Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder) in NEVER GO THE FULL RETARD

1. Macaulay Culkin in My Girl and Jonathan Lipnicki in Jerry Maguire in SAW VII

50 Book Challenge: 11-15

Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. — Terry Pratchett

11. Tricks of the Mind – Derren Brown

Amazing book.  Derren Brown, and you really should look into him if you’re unfamiliar, is sort of the British version of Penn & Teller.  I say sort of because his tricks are less illusions and more mentalist, but he is super skeptical and very honest about the fact that it’s all tricks.  He’s also the best cold reader I’ve ever seen.  And I hate that stuff when it’s played for serious, but he plays it as memory tricks and intuitivity and he’s kind of a dick.

12. Guards! Guards! – Terry Pratchett, read by Nigel Planer

I really liked this one, I think if you were just starting the series this would be one you could start with.  It stands alone quite well.  It delves into a lot of characters that I quite love the Librarian, who is an ape, Vimes, who is Dirty Harry basically, Sybil Ramkin, who is one of those crazy, not terribly attractive, flawed and delightful women characters, and the Patrician, who is evil in an efficient and good sort of way.  The Patrician was originally intended to be played by Alan Rickman, in Mr. Pratchett’s mind, but was ultimately played by Jeremy Irons.  We find that this suits our Gruber sensibilities.

13. Faust Eric – Terry Pratchett, read by Tony Robinson

Didn’t really care for this one.

14. Moving Pictures – Terry Pratchett, read by Nigel Planer

This is a really good one if you’re into movies.  A lot of what the Discworld books do is introduce modern technology into a magical world, and that technology is based on magical innovation rather than technical innovation.  In this one, someone discovers how to magically record moving images, and the rise of Hollywood happens in a few weeks, culminating in the epic film about the civil war “Blown Away”.  I enjoy all the references to things that are familiar with slightly bizarre names.  Banged Grains instead of Popcorn, Clicks instead of Flicks.  Also stand alone, if you’re a movie person looking to get into the Discworld series, start here.

15. Reaper Man – Terry Pratchett, read by Nigel Planer

Not my favorite.  I like Death a lot, but there was something less than compelling about his story.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves: The Musical

Why hasn’t this been done?  That movie is so over the top, it’d be brilliant.  Even if it wasn’t a musical, I still think it should be on stage.

I know you’re thinking Men in Tights.  But one, that’s a movie, I’m talking about a stage musical.  Two that’s strictly a comedy, I’m thinking OTT Melodrama.  And three, it didn’t have that many songs.  I think this could be wall to wall songs.