Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Boys Discuss Local Budget Cuts, Upcoming Films, and the Grammy's!

The first sentence of today's LJ-World cover story on local budget cuts is perhaps the most ominous yet: "Birds would likely be euthanized."

Chip: "Relax, readers, it's not every bird in town. It's just the ones at the Prairie Park Nature Reserve."


Now that the boys have seen Paul Blart: Mall Cop three times each, they are ready to turn their attention to something new and the most deserving film seems to be He's Just Not That Into You, a chick-flick arriving just in time for Valentine's Day (actually a week early) and based on the best-selling self-help guide by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo.

The book seems intended to help women "get over" unworthy guys and move ahead with their lives, and it's chapters are organized into various signs that guys are not "into" them, such as "He's just not that into you if he doesn't ask you out, if he doesn't call you, if he isn't constantly having sex with you, etc."

Chip: "First off, it's about time we started turning self-help guides into films. Films should be more practical. The average chick-flick sends women the harmful message that they'll eventually find the perfect guy, but here's a film that keeps them searching, as it should be. The problem, however, is that some of its assumptions are wrong. For instance, myself, I don't always ask women out on dates, but that doesn't necessarily mean I don't want to bone them. Some of us are just socially awkward. But the one about 'he's not that into you if he doesn't want to have sex' is absolutely on the money. As a guy, I think it's safe to say that if you let us, we will fuck you."

Richard: "This film sounds good but I'm hoping for a film version of the 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' books, hopefully starring Morgan Freeman as 'the soul.'"


It's a long wait between the pure excitement of the Super Bowl (Arizona?) and the glory of the Oscars (Hugh Jackman is hosting?), but at least the Grammy Awards will tide us over this weekend. The boys' favorite category this year is best rap song, and most expect Li'l Wayne's (very deserving) "A Milli" (analyzed here in the past) to claim the prize. However, the LC wants to champion another worthy nominee in that category: Snoop Dogg's "Sexual Eruption."

"See my game is outrageous I got her to the crib
And exchanged some fuck faces
But it wasn't no use for me to rush to bust one cuz I wanted her to have an eruption."

Chip: "I like songs about orgasms and this one is especially interesting because it corrects the misperception that rappers are mostly inconsiderate lovers. It should go a long way in reassuring parents whose young daughters might be dating a rapper. Note the real tenderness in the line 'exchanged some fuck faces' and his insistence on pleasuring the woman first."

Richard: "Snoop is sort of overlooked these days in favor of Kanye and Lil' Wayne, but he's still doing important work, such as the recent "Johnny Cash Remixed" album which adds some much-needed funky beats to the Man in Black's work. Pitchfork calls the album "a beautiful union between two worlds that are perfect for each other."

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