I hate to say that I saw this coming, because when I first saw the preview for Bruno I definitely thought it was funny, but I was also feeling a red flag or two. Well, I can safely say that Bruno is terrible. Now, I haven’t seen it myself, but two loyal blog visitors have told me to stay away…and frankly, that is all I need to hear. Tonight blog correspondent JCK with a special assist from Mrs. JCK called me to tell me to never see the movie. They were saving me from paying to watch it. That’s called taking a bullet. That’s called being a good blog correspondent. I could be mistaken, but I think I heard Mrs. JCK in the background say, “Bruno’s gayer than a Spring picnic.”
Of course, we knew this coming in, but the danger of making a movie around one character is over-saturation. And, while Borat toed the line, it appears that Bruno has gone over it. Well over it, at least in many people’s minds. This form of movie doesn’t always work. See pretty much every SNL movie ever made. I mean, Stuart Smalley wasn’t even a funny sketch, but some funny sketches ended up being terrible films. It can happen. Luckily for Sasha Baron Cohen he’s so famous that this movie will do 150+ million, and people will laugh just because they think they are supposed to.
I aplogize for the lack of blogging today, but like MLB I am on the All-Star Break. Played some golf with the pops today, and hit the ball well enough to not contemplate driving into a bridge abutment on the way home. Last week I “actually”, “really” broke 80 as well…so maybe I’ll cancel the tennis lessons. And by tennis I mean ping pong, and by ping pong I mean beer pong, and by beer pong I mean solitary drinking.
After golf I checked out pop’s 2008 Phils World Series ring. He just got his. Totem pole issues I suppose….bastards, but anyway nice piece of hardware, and obviously there will be no pictures. What do you think this is TMZ? In actuality my dad made me look at the ring through bullet and photo proof glass. And, in terms of blogging, hope to do a little better tomorrow, and then probably not so good Wednesday. I need a bullpen.
Just because A.I. used to be a Sixer, and he’s probably the last basketball player I’ll ever really like (LeBron ruined it this year against Orland-ho), I’m going to mention that Iverson is alledgedly in serious talks with the Clip Show. This really is an appropriate end, is it not?
Tried to watch the Home Run Derby, oh did I try, but it’s still going on now I suppose, and I don’t care. Without Josh Hamilton hitting 28 bombs, it just doesn’t seem that captivating. If someone is hitting 2o bombs right now, I’m going to look like an idiot, but I think I’m all right.