"We are but poor, lost circus performers."
Hello again all. Before I begin, I'd like to do a rant that has nothing whatsoever to do with DVDs: giant jerks in cars.
Last night Shades and I were biking home from my Summer gig at the park along Minnehaha Parkway.
It was just after dark.
We were riding with head and tail lights.
It is perfectly legal to ride in the streets (and this is a winding parkway with a speed limit of 20 mph, there are often bikes on this road).
Some asshole in a 199x POS Ford Taurus Wagon (licence plate gxl 382) began by tailgating me, gunning his "engine." We were over on the right side and he had ample opportunity to go around us, which he did not avail himself of. We pull up at a stoplight and move over to the side to let him go around. He sits his ass there and honks his horn until Shades gives up and goes forward; he follows with me behind him. He drives along as close as he can to her while I keep up from behind getting ready to call the cops as I'm wondering if he's going to run her down or something. She makes a left turn (with the proper signal, natch) and he blows by her yelling out crap about the bike path.
To quote Full Metal Jacket, "What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn't Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?" I have two theories:
1) He has some road rage issues and thought he was "scaring" her off the road.
2) He is a giant jerk.
OK, so that's kind of the same theory! So, Mr. GXL 382, if you're reading this, BITE ME!
Sorry, back to the usual stuff: this week's DVDs:
16 Blocks Also available in HD-DVD.
Beavis & Butthead - The Mike Judge Collection, Vol. 2 Another best-of collection.
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) The psuedo-sequel to The Valley of the Dolls, this DVD of the camp classic includes a commentary with screenwriter Roger Ebert.
Dave Chappelle's Block Party R and unrated versions available...gee, which one is going to sell better???
Dharma & Greg: Season One Why would you need to buy or rent this when it's on every hour on TV in reruns?
Frasier: The Complete Eighth Season
Happy Gilmore (HD-DVD) OK, what? Is this really something that was crying out for hi-def?
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)
The Pink Panther (2006) Another Steve Martin disappointment...
The Princess Bride Yes, this makes the third DVD version of this film. Granted, it's more warranted than endless reissues of American Pie, but this one seems to have most of the same features as the last one. There are a few new featurettes and true fans can get milked by purchasing both the Dread Pirate Edition and the Buttercup Edition! Both have the same material inside. INCONCEIVABLE! Granted, the "Battle of Wits Triva Game" sounds amusing, but I'd say if you already have the previous SE, I'd call this a skipper.
The Rockford Files: Season Two
Valley of the Dolls (1967) "...a hard partying, out-of-control rollercoaster of sex, booze and pills."
The World's Fastest Indian Did anyone see this?