Peggy and I really enjoyed the movie "Bridesmaids," which stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Peter Frampton's daughter.*
our house, only I enjoyed "Jackass" in any of its versions, and heaven
knows I've seen 'em all. Peggy won't watch "Jackass" because
a) she's not a Jackass
b) "Men only think they're being funny when they act like that"
c) they demonstrate proper uses for appliances, and Peggy doesn't need such demonstrations.
d) all of the above
You know the scene I'm talking about
in the original "Jackass," where the guy tries out an appliance in a
hardware store? What could be so wrong about making sure something
works before purchasing it? Seems prudent to me. Oh, but every time I
have tried to wheedle Peggy into watching that vignette, she screams and
runs from the room the same way she reacts when O The Oprah Magazine is late.
now we play the waiting game, trying to understand how Peggy, and,
presumably, tens of millions of other women had pulled muscles and
possible contusions, abrasions and sprains from falling down laughing at
the scene in "Bridesmaids"
after the characters have eaten at the sketchy steak-on-sword
restaurant and are either "flowing like lava" or doing the technicolor
yawn. I was laughing hard, but I was amazed to see Peggy flailing about
in paroxysms of laughter, gasping for breath as, onscreen, the fluids
Someday I will figure out how a man in a movie who cheats on his
wife is a "lying, low-down, no-good sun of a beach," but when Meryl
Streep did it with Clint Eastwood in the execrable "Bridges of Madison
County," it was the most romantic thing since Tom Hanks won the heart of
Meg Ryan in "Sleepless in Seattle."
I expect to solve that riddle some day. Figuring out the continued popularity of Yanni is something else altogether!
*Did you figure out who Frampton's daughter was???