Knight of Mars (sailornash) wrote,
Knight of Mars

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I am a dog. Or maybe a porch-monkey?

First, a Miwa-meme:

You are a dog
Or maybe you are a mosquito, you certainly can't be human.

The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is
Find out which ringtones you can hear!

Not too bad, I suppose. I could hear the second-highest one...just barely, I'll admit, but I could tell that it was there.

Of course, it was kinda funny. I was doing this hearing test, completely forgetting about the dogs in the next room. Apparently they could hear it too, and they weren't very happy at all. XD

Besides that, I saw Clerks II the other day. Funny thing was that I was trying to get a group up for it, and told some folks about it on Saturday not having picked a time yet. Then someone...Alan, I think...comes around asking me if I'm going, and telling me that showtime's at 2:25pm. *shrugs* Even more ironic was that because of my own plans, I thought I was going to miss my own movie trip, till I get a call from Za Pocky saying that they've pushed it back to 4:40pm instead. So that was cool.

Anyways, it was a great movie, though it can't hold a candle to the genius that was the original film. I was afraid of the big budget, but it works well now that they're working for the Mooby's super-chain of fast food joints instead of a small "Mom and Pop" store. I was afraid they'd just rehash all the old jokes...and while they do include several nods to the original film, I did not find that to be the case. It was all new material, new jokes, but the same witty dialogue and the same style that made the first film so great.

It was not without it's faults, however. The infamous "donkey show" scene almost felt forced, and not at all like the situation with Caitlin in the first movie...that one seemed random, spontaneous, unexpected, and left you with a sense of pulling out your own hair and screaming about how could things possible get any worse. It was all just so well connected. The "donkey show" scene was still funny as hell, but sitcom-ish in that it didn't seem like it could ever happen and it was predictable where things were eventually going to go.

I also thought this second film had more of a "point". While the first Clerks was still a biting commentary on jobs and dealing with the public, it was more of a slice-of-life deal where you just looked in on this one guy's miserable day without there really being a point to it, a plot with a beginning and end. The second one gets all plotty, and Dante's relationship woes seem to be the main focus of the story rather than it being just another aspect of his life like it was before. Most movies, admittedly, are about one important point in a person's life, but this was a change from the original Clerks movie.

Even Randal gets a little serious at one point...and while in some ways it's cool to see him become a real person instead of a rapid-fire insult machine, it kind of slows the movie down. Especially how they really play up the almost gay relationship between him and Dante...I know there were always rumors, and I know they're probably trying to deliberately put them in close situations because of that, but it just came off as annoying after a while.

But still, two more hours of Randal is definitely worth your seven-fiddy, plus Elias is hillarious for a new character. And before it gets bogged down in the plot, the conversation about how the fat, pathetic loser is the real catch that all the woment want...I rather enjoyed those lines.

And "Shut up, you fucking GO-BOT!" has got to be the most awesome insult I've ever heard.

Afterwards me and some friends went to CiCi's for pizza, and I discovered that someone had invented a macaroni and cheese pizza. MACARONI AND CHEESE PIZZA. I still claim that to be the most strange and unusual thing I'd seen all day.
Tags: friends, meme, movies, opinion

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