As we settle into the new year, I thought it might be festive to resurrect a series which has been unforgivably neglected for a while, one wherein the spotlight is wrenched from yours truly and shone glowingly in the direction of a fellow blogger who fascinates me.
Suzanne’s pieces are generally humorous in nature, although she can get rather passionate about serious topics from time to time, a quality that I greatly admire. (If we don’t speak our own truths, who will?) She can also get mildly twisted, which I also say with great affection, as it’s the good kind of twisted. In the selection below, we get a bit of that twisty, along with a dash of sarcasm, a dollop of whimsy, and a generous helping of giggly silliness that gives you a nice day-drinking buzz. Enjoy.
My Week 241: I’m In The Movies
The other night as I was drifting off to sleep, I had an idea for the most amazing tweet. I don’t tweet a lot; I mostly read other people’s tweets and sometimes retweet (also, I hate the word tweet and having to use it this many times to set up this week’s story is making me want to smash my laptop), but in my semi-conscious state, I was convinced that it was something I absolutely had to say. So I tweeted out this:
Then I woke up the next morning, looked at what I had tweeted, and was slightly appalled. But then I comforted myself with the knowledge that Twitter is pretty much a cesspool anyway, so who cares if I say something random and dumb? I mean, it’s not like I’m an American president or a Canadian Conservative or something. Also, notice that the tweet got one ‘like’ (it was from my awesome blogger friend Sean P. Carlin–you should check him out). But then I got to thinking—what other movies would have been completely different if I’d been in them? So here are some films whose plots would definitely have suffered due to my presence:
1) Since I’m writing this on May the 4th, let’s start with Star Wars, at the moment before the Death Star is about to be destroyed…
Obi-Wan: Mydangblog, trust your feelings.
Me: I really wish you would call me Player One.
Obi-Wan: Concentrate, Mydangblog.
Me: But all the other guys get cool nicknames! There’s Red Leader, Gold Leader, Wedge, Goose…aw, Goose just got exploded.
Obi-Wan: Goose was from Top Gun. Will you please concentrate?!
Me: Ok, I’m going into the weird tunnel. I’m gonna blow sh*t up!
Obi-Wan: Use the Force, Mydangblog.
Me: No way. I’mma use this visor thing with the targeting computer in it.
Obi-Wan: LET GO!
Me: Are you Force-splaining how to destroy a Death Star to me?
Darth Vader (heavy, pervy breathing): The lunacy is strong with this one.
Obi-Wan: Mydangblog, trust me.
Me: That heavy-breathing perv just shot my robot! That’s it! Tick tock, m*therf*cker—your time is up! (*puts on theme song which is obviously Sugar How You Get So Fly, blasts everything in sight with my laser guns, manages to hit portal, Death Star detonates*)
I know—it ends just like the real Star Wars, but it was a lot more fun.
2) The Empire Strikes Back
Scene: Out on some glacier.
Me: Holy sh*t, it’s cold.
Obi-Wan: Mydangblog. Mydangblog.
Me: You again? I told you to call me Player One.
Obi-Wan: You will go to the Disco-Bar system and learn yoga.
Me: What the actual f*ck? Urghhhh, it’s so cold…
Han Solo: Mydangblog!! Come on, give me a sign here! There’s not much time! I’m going to cut open this Tauntaun and put you inside it to keep you warm.
Me: GROSS. I’D RATHER DIE.
So in my world, I only appear in two Star Wars movies, but I stand by my choice. Tauntaun intestines are disgusting.
3) 2001: A Space Odyssey
Monkeys all screaming and having some kind of monkey war. I suddenly appear, like a strange female monolith. They stop and stare.
Me: Hey chimps! Which one of you wants to be my monkey butler?
(*One monkey tentatively walks forward. He picks up a big bone from like a Tyrannosaurus or whatnot, and advances on me.*)
Me: OK, cool. I shall name you Ralph Van Wooster.
(*Monkey shakes his head and waves the bone menacingly. More monkeys start to move towards me.*)
Me: I think I’ve misjudged this situation terribly.
(*Monkeys stop their in-fighting and attack me with their dinosaur bones. Then they, after having united against me, live in peace and harmony until the end of time.*)
Me, in the bathtub, splashing around and having a dandy time. For some reason, the shower curtain is pulled closed, which I would NEVER do in real life because I need to know if someone is sneaking up on me, but let’s suspend our disbelief for a moment. There’s the silhouette of a figure approaching, knife raised. The shower curtain is suddenly pulled back. Violins screech and then stop abruptly. Norman Bates looks confused.
Norman: Why aren’t you in the SHOWER?!Me: Showers are the devil’s cleaning system! Get out of my bathroom, you psycho! (*grabs hammer that I always keep on the bathtub ledge and breaks his kneecap as theme song, Sugar How You Get So Fly, plays*)
Norman: I wouldn’t even harm a fly!…
Get me out of this shower!!
5) Lord of the Rings
Gandalf: OK, so you’re going to take the ring—
Me: I know, I know—to the tiptop of Mount Crumpet and there I’m going to dump it.
Gandalf: No, that’s wrong.
Me: Come on, Sam-wise—I need you to pull my sleigh.
Samwise: Of course, MyD–I mean Player One.
Me: Sam, I’m glad you’re with me.
Gandalf: Fly, you fools.
Cue theme song, which never gets old.
You can peruse more of Suzanne’s work by clicking here. If you have comments specifically for Suzanne, please be gracious enough to make them on the original post found here so Suzanne can be assured of receiving your thoughts.
The opening gif is one that I stole so long ago that I no longer remember the source. Mea culpa.
Personal Note to Suzanne: It just occurred to me that I only know you as Suzanne because other folks have called you that in the comments on your blog, but we have never officially discussed the matter. It’s entirely possible that this is not your name and I have committed a grievous error. If such is the case, just let me know and I will immediately update this post with a lovely pseudonym such as “Pinky Tuscadero” or “Frenchie Stewart” or a ribald moniker of your choosing…
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