The camera guy reminds me of Sgt. Slaughter
Does anyone remember Buckaroo Banzai
? Am I the only one that noticed Dennis Kucinich in that scene? It's almost as F'd up as ZARDOZ.
That was a movie I saw dozens of times back when I was 4 or 5 years old. Like a "clockwork orange", perhaps those continuous viewings warped my cognitive development. That could explain why I feel compelled to suggest that Annika analyze the ending credits
for an upcoming Fash-ism post. Or, maybe not.
Posted by: reagan80 at April 20, 2007 07:30 PM (fO04l)
peter weller was so young!
Posted by: annika at April 20, 2007 09:35 PM (WfR6S)
Man, gawd I miss the 80s... Great video. Greetings from Hong Kong!
Posted by: soulparking at April 21, 2007 02:31 AM (dUeUP)
"Kick-ass" "John Waite"
Annika, you may be one of the most gifted wordsmiths in bloggdom, but these phrases cannot exist in the same sentence.
And I liked John Waite/The Babys
Posted by: Gordon at April 21, 2007 06:33 AM (8zF9q)
Posted by: reagan80 at April 21, 2007 06:55 AM (fO04l)
HMMMMMMMMMM, foreshadowing perhaps?? A blonde with a song to her about change below a post on how you killed a blog? Interesting!
That video had it all: big hair blonde babe, lines of coke, bad guy with cheesy mustache, chest hair and gold around his neck, "back to the future" vest, and if i don't miss my guess, that hallway they are running around has been in hundreds of TV and movie scenes?
Great post Annie
Posted by: Otto at April 21, 2007 08:25 AM (czVLs)
A visit from the dude who got me started! Hong Kong? What happened to South Africa?
Posted by: annika at April 21, 2007 09:41 AM (WfR6S)
I remember the first time i saw They Live. I was channel surfing and came upon the beginning of that fight scene. I thought, hey, isn't that Rowdy Roddie? cool! I had no idea what the plot was, so it was doubly absurd that they seemed to be fighting over a pair of sunglasses. Great movie!
Posted by: annika at April 21, 2007 09:49 AM (WfR6S)
Otto, some other things about the video: the chick looks like she could be Paris Hilton's sister doesnt she? And I love Waite doing that 80's whiteboy dance at the end. And the wind machine in the beginning where he has to hold his hat on his head, too funny. And the villain looks like he's straight out of Scarface.
Posted by: annika at April 21, 2007 10:00 AM (WfR6S)
"And the villain looks like he's straight out of Scarface."
Actually, to me he sorta looks like a cross between Nacho Libre and Luis Guzmán
, with a touch of John C. Reilly
Bleblublehblublha!!... Wow! Just realized what a mess that is to contemplate... Nacho Libre cum Luis Guzmán à la John C. Reilly... need a drink now...
(*Gulp*) Anyway... what's with linking the video? Feeling like the blonde? Heavens, no, you didn't sign with that loanshark, did you? Just remember, suicide is unachieveable from so short a drop. And really, pills are faster, less dramatic. But I admit, you don't get as cool a scene as you would if you, say, decided to slit your wrists and stick 'em in the sink (cut across or lengthwise? Lengthwise will guarantee it, but man! The resistence!...), and it's pretty much as messy as jumping from a much better height (OD'ing
? Yes! can we say "bowel relaxation"?).
So if you're gonna do it, do it right. Anyway, why you identifying with the blonde? Loan shark gotchur address? Or, is that Nacho Guzmán C. Reilly fellow actually some videographer who blonde's paying off not to put that embarassing video on the net? So waitaminute... why you identifying with the blonde? A video? Noooooo! Anniiiiiii! You didn't!
Well, if you did, don't tell Cas. He wouldn't rest 'till he got a copy, preferably in HD, 1280x1024...
Bleh. Topic duly beaten to death. Anyhoo... They Live?? Good gawd... what a memory to resurrect!
""I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass ...and I'm all out of bubblegum."
Immortal words... and spoke with so much enthusiasm too... I'm convinced Rowdy Rwooty Rhahhdney Rwwowoowdney Piper was just completely cheated of his Oscar for that performance... Dustin Hoffman's Rainman had nothing on him, I'm tellin' ya.
And if I had a web cam, you'd luv
the pics of myself pronouncing "Rowdy Rwooty Rhahhdney Rwwowoowdney Rooter Ruhwahwah" as I typed it...
"...the chick looks like she could be Paris Hilton's sister doesnt she?"
Nah... I disagree. To me she looks closer to a young Traci Lords
. Or even closer yet, Nina Hartley
. What brought those
two to mind? Hey, watch your accusations! I'm not admitting I view porn. I just found their pics on the interne... whoops...
(Note to self: Remember not to blog-comment after a night on the town; your stream of consciousness takes you places you normally don't go, and you just end up thinking "Whahdafuck?" when you realize where you're at.)
Posted by: ElMondoHummus at April 21, 2007 10:42 PM (J+r3D)
dont drink and drive, and don't drink and comment folks! just a bit of advice.
in fact, just do like these folks do
Posted by: annika at April 22, 2007 01:42 AM (WfR6S)
Take away their religion, and the Amish become the ideal role models for the environmental movement on how to live a "green" lifestyle. Though, I have my own reasons to admire them....
[...they draw no Social Security, nor do they accept any form of financial assistance from the government, and many avoid insurance.
The only thing memorable about the Amish in the 80's is that Harrison Ford flick.
Posted by: reagan80 at April 22, 2007 06:29 AM (fO04l)
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