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Look! Over There. Not Kidding. This Time I Really Mean It!

Yep, it’s that time of the week again.

And by that time of the week, I mean I’m just assigning a special significance to the day since I think it sounds slightly better than, “Hey, dudes, it’s Thursday.”

Although, that does have some concise elocution to it.

Hey, dudes, it’s Thursday.

Yeah, I actually like that. We’ll go with that.

Anywho. . .

The reason I’m blathering on and basically just filling time is because we’re not here today. We’re over at Charlotte Parent today where I’m talking about ironing. No, not irony. Not Iron Man.


Yeah, well, so’s your mom! It’s really not as boring as it sounds. Or, if it is as boring as it sounds, I make some interesting noises during the column. So I’ve got that going for me.

If you’re not busy, head over to the Stay-At-Home Dudes page on Charlotte Parent and give us a look. Heck, they’ve even got a comment section so you can sound off over there.

A somber moment here before we close for the day. This week saw the passing of comedic great, Harold Ramis, age 69. Ramis was an actor, writer and director who was involved in some of the funniest movies ever committed to celluloid: GhostbustersStripes, Caddyshack and Groundhog Day.

In honor of Mr. Ramis, a dude who was part of making me laugh so hard I yurked up most of a diet coke on my shoes, I’d like to offer the following quote, without comment:

“Are you, Alice, menstruating right now?”

Sort of says it all, yeah?

Thank you, Mr. Ramis.

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The Prince And The Pau– Frog

I love the Muppets.

No, really, dudes. They are absolutely the funniest assemblage of talent ever wrapped in velvet or fabric or whatever.

They make me laugh just standing there, without moving.

Which makes the fact that they’re starring in a new heist movie, in which the most dangerous criminal in the world is a two-foot-tall frog made of green felt and bears a striking resemblance to one The Frog, Kermit, just about the most hilarious thing ever. And the fact that said criminal’s catchphrase, uttered in an appalling European accent, is, “It’s nooooot easy beingk. . . mean.” makes this fall-down-laughing funny.

It was one of the low points of my life when the last Muppets movie came out and I couldn’t convince any of my young dudes to go with me to the movies. Because, let’s face it, all the mothers in the audience look more than a little askance at any dude who goes to kiddie shows without a kiddie. So I had to watch it when it came out on video and, dudes, that’s just not the same.

This time, though. . . This time I’m going to see the Muppets in the theater if I have to hog-tie Hyper Lad and drag him there with me. I mean, just look at the trailer here and tell me you would be able to resist it.

You can’t. The movie is irresistible. Watch and fall under its power.

I’ll see you at the movies.


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The Funniest Throne Ever To Be In A Game

It’s all about context.

Game of Thrones, the HBO series, and the Song of Ice and Fire, the book series on which the tv show is based, are both very heavy, full of portent and violence, with only rare moments of humor. And the humor is, at best, stygian, predicated on knowing that what’s happening to the other dude is at least somewhat worse than that’s happening to you. Although that could change in an instant.

However, leave it up to the internet to get all freaky with it.

The folks over at Bad Lip Reading Films have taken several seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones and recut it, layering in some different dialogue, and come up with one of the funniest pieces of film I’ve seen in quite a while. The Bad Lip Reading comes in, with the fact that the dialogue at least sort of matches up to what the mouths of the various characters look like they’re saying.

Notice I said sort of. I mean, it’s not called Good Lip Reading Films, is it?

Still, this is some very, very funny stuff.

Instead of being a dark quest for the throne of a fractured land, told through violence and horror, the story now is one of uplift and the affirmation of life. Here’s what the new logline of the show is: Theme park manager Eddie Stark has one week to whip his lackluster group of employees into shape before the park’s grand opening. 

Yeah, it’s Game of Thrones as a workplace comedy.

And, yeah, it is abso-freakin’-lootly incredible.

If you watch Game of Thrones at all, you will love the next five to six minutes.


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