Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Stupid Thing of the Week

13 May 2008

Boy, my cousin is going to think I'm picking on him. But hey, when you've got as few friends as I do, it's hard to pull laughable conversations from the, say, three you have in a seven day period.

But Ryan and I went to see IRON MAN the other day, and beforehand, I was telling him about problems I have with certain movies and certain actors. He tends, like tyranist before him, to like just about everything, and I, like Jeffrey Dahmer before me, tend to hate just about everything. But sometimes, there's a movie I would see if it starred anybody but Keanu Reeves, or Vin Diesel, or Reese Witherspoon, or Owen Wilson. Oh, and Marky Mark.

I really hate Marky Mark. But Ryan didn't know who I was referring to when I said that, so I told him it was Mark Wahlberg I was talking about. But he didn't know who I was referring to when I said that, so I mentioned a couple of films, like the remake of PLANET OF THE APES and SHOOTER, to try and identify him. But, he still didn't know who I was referring to, so we benched that motion for now and I just got my rant out of the way, namely "I friggin' hate Marky Mark, and they keep on casting him in these movies where I want to see the film, but I'm pretty sure I won't like it if I go because Marky Mark is in it. And . . ." I complained, "They don't usually cast him as the bad guy (except for this gigantic turd called FEAR), but will cast him as the good guy opposite someone--Edward Norton, for example--who is way more likable or has way more charisma than he is, and I just root for the bad guy, and in a Marky Mark movie, that's not a good idea."

Or something like that. And my cousin's response was, "Edward Norton? I have no idea who that is."

Now again, don't get me wrong here, I love hanging out with my cousin and I'm grateful that anyone will spend time with me, AND this is not the Stupid Thing of the Week yet. Nothing that he said up to or leading up to us going to see IRON MAN was.

But during the trailers, there was one for M. Night Shyamalan's newest film, THE HAPPENING, during which I leaned over and said, "That's who I was talking about. That's Marky Mark." To which my cousin responded, "Oh, he was in ITALIAN JOB! I love that guy!"

Rish Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Outfield


ryanlb said...

Hey now, get your facts straight. At the time of that conversation, I knew who Ed Norton was, as he's playing Bill Bixby in the upcoming Hulk movie.

Rish Outfield said...

Don't you "hey now" me . . . who's the barber here?

And I could mention Robert Downey Junior as his name came up in the closing credits of IRON MAN and you'd say, "I have no idea who that is."