lindsay: So, we both saw The Hangover.
lindsay: What did you think?
gabe: i liked it, it was funny
gabe: i don’t think that it was the runaway supercomedy
lindsay: Yeah, me too.
gabe: that everyone was hoping
gabe: but it had lots of laughs
lindsay: It wasn’t the second coming of Talladega Nights or anything
lindsay: but I enjoyed it
gabe: Talladega Nights, the one true comedy
lindsay: Galifianakis was amazing, of course.
gabe: well he made the movie
lindsay: Everything promised about him in this movie came true
gabe: i don’t feel like i ever need to see this movie again
lindsay: The entire Rain Man segment was pure joy.
gabe: but i would watch his Wolf Pack speech again
gabe: and again
lindsay: I want to see the extras and deleted scenes!
gabe: i think his Wolf Pack speech was the best part of the movie
lindsay: I think the Rain Man scene was the best part of the movie.
lindsay: I wish it was almost Halloween, because I want to be him in that movie
lindsay: I bet you can get that shirt at any urban outfitters.
gabe: i was really worried at the beginning
gabe: when Jeffrey Tambor made that joke
gabe: about how whatever happens in vegas stays in vegas
gabe: except herpes
gabe: i was like UH OH
lindsay: I think my grandma made that joke once
gabe: Zach was on the Best Show on WFMU a few months ago
gabe: and told a story about being on a movie set
gabe: and Jeffrey Tambor being really angry and yelling at everyon
gabe: “WHERE IS MY KINDLE?
gabe: “HAS ANYONE SEEN MY KINDLE?”
gabe: so that’s just a little behind-the-scenes gossip for you
gabe: total Kindle Diva
gabe: we should probably talk about the sexism and racism in the movie
lindsay: I decided I’m really bored of the kind of sexism, if that’s what it is, in these buddy movies
lindsay: the women are boring nags whose entire purpose is to keep the men from having fun.
gabe: well, that was what was weird about it
gabe: in both instances
gabe: the sexism instance
gabe: and the racism instance
gabe: it was just boring, and almost hacky
gabe: as if they finished putting together a funny movie and were like
gabe: “oh wait, we need to appeal to assholes more”
lindsay: I’m kind of sick of that same asian guy doing that same fake asian guy characture in every comedy.
gabe: his name is Ken Jeong
gabe: show some respect
lindsay: I know his name
lindsay: he really took it to the next level this time with the full frontal
gabe: but yes
lindsay: like they realized they needed something new
gabe: between this and his hate crime scene in The Goods
gabe: he’s really going for it
gabe: I’m surprised his roles in both of those movies were not played by MIckey Rooney
lindsay: haha, I thought of mickey rooney too
lindsay: I thought this movie was a little different in that the second half was much funnier than the first
gabe: well, that has a lot to do with the fact that we saw the whole first half already
gabe: in the 15,000 trailers
lindsay: I actually refused to watch the latest red band trailer
lindsay: just to keep things fresh!
gabe: one thing that made this movie good or even just watchable for me
gabe: is that i really hate “impossible task” movies
gabe: like Planes Trains and Automobiles, for example
gabe: movies where people are thwarted at every turn
gabe: and mistaken identities
gabe: and all of that shit just really annoys me
gabe: it’s such cheap and frustrating tension
gabe: but in this case it was REVERSED! they turned that whole thing ON ITS HEAD.
lindsay: I was worried that we would never find out what happened.
lindsay: that they’d just be like “Oh well!”
gabe: well that’s what i mean
lindsay: the picture thing was pretty cool
gabe: you always know that they’re going to find out or get to their destination or fall in love or whatever
gabe: but the pressure was off with this movie, i was allowed to just LAFF
gabe: the picture thing was good, although poor Carrot Top
gabe: i kind of thought Carrot Top was finally going to start getting some recognition
gabe: a resurgence
gabe: but no
gabe: still just the punchline
gabe: Carrot Top is the equivalent of an “ugly old lady” giving a blow job in an elevator
lindsay: Since this movie ended up being so huge, I wonder if any groups are going to protest the drunk driving and the child safety seat issues
lindsay: and leaving the baby in the car
gabe: i think that the baby in the car was pretty obviously supposed to be a commentary on how terrible these dudes were
gabe: but the drunk driving was mostly just gross
lindsay: obviously, I don’t mean that those groups would have senses of humor
gabe: that is very dangerous and awful!
gabe: i think there were definitely some things about the movie’s “message” that were not very cool, and that are not defensible by just saying “it’s a comedy”
gabe: for example, the drunk driving, and also the aforementioned sexism/racism
gabe: also Bradley Cooper stealing money from children and hating his students
gabe: was just kind of
lindsay: I kind of wish they had made this exact movie but with an all female cast
gabe: Bradley Cooper in general: kind of an unrepentant dick that I never liked
lindsay: haha, the friend I saw the movie with hates him too
lindsay: I like him!
lindsay: I think guys hate him and girls like him
lindsay: like Megan Fox
lindsay: or someone
gabe: megan fox?
lindsay: so I really really tried to take video of the zach bj photos
gabe: no one LIKES megan fox
lindsay: but there was a man with infrared binoculars pointed directly at me
lindsay: he was onto me
lindsay: and I already knew that michel gondry was almost arrested this weekend for being with people who took an iphone photo
lindsay: so I didn’t go for it.
lindsay: I’m sorry
gabe: thank you “michel gondry arrested?” google alert
lindsay: “michel gondry bj pictures” google alert.
gabe: as we were leaving the theater
gabe: a guy in his early 20s in front of me
gabe: said that his bachelor party “is going to be a total shit show. There are going to be strippers. There are going to be drugs.”
gabe: and then he just kept repeating it?
gabe: over and over?
gabe: unfortunately, i think that is the legacy of this movie
gabe: making assholes think their boring ideas are cool and funny
lindsay: oh no!
lindsay: but yeah
gabe: but the rest of us will always have Zach