Monday, September 26, 2011

Always a bridesmaid

Peggy and I really enjoyed the movie "Bridesmaids," which stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Peter Frampton's daughter.*

At 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.

And 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 were flung.

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???


Kat said...

Jackass is a man's movie, the only breed who would find it funny-the same with movies like Caddyshack. The Three Stoogies fall into it as well. Explaining all of that is impossible. It is the inherent difference between men and women.

Mark said...

Vive le difference!