Sunday, February 10, 2008

Eavesdropping with Matt (Episode Nineteen)

Dedicated to the young couple at the video rental store, he with his spiky blonde hair, she with her long straight brown hair.

She: Let's rent this! Jackass 2.5!

He: Nah. It's going to be the same as Jackass 1 and 2.

She: But it will still make me laugh.

He: It's just more of the same.

She: So it will make me laugh.

He: We already saw it.

She: It will make me laugh, though, just like the other ones.

He (picking up another video): Lake Placid 2. It was a mistake to make that movie.

For those of you who occasionally wonder aloud, "Why does Hollywood keep making movies like 'Jackass'?" this is your answer: because they continue to make money off them. Ditto, Lake Placid. Ditto, "Saw: Ad Nauseum."

I took the moral highground and rented "Ocean's 13." The sequel to a sequel. Since they couldn't come up with a compelling plot they settled for providing an emotional experience roughly equivalent to Ocean's Eleven. But it still made me laugh.