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Miscellaneous thoughts and ramblings
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Blonde joke
Speaking of MGM video, here's an oldie but a goodie (from my personal anecdote collection):

I used to work in the same building that housed MGM's video department. I was in the elevator with a couple of their marketing people, who were discussing promoting upcoming DVDs.

"How's it coming?" one asked.

"Not too bad," the other replied. "Most of my current projects are no-brainers, but Legally Blonde 2 is gonna be a nightmare."

Just then, the elevator door opened on my floor. I stepped out, turned to the MGM marketers, and said, "Legally Blonde 2 was a nightmare." The doors closed, and I went about my business, content that I had made an important, targeted contribution to the world of film criticism.
Ralphie, have you ever thought of sitting in for Roger Ebert? I mean, you have given us the lowdown on several high brow movies now...Pink Panther, Legally Blonde2...what's next? (Dude, Where's my Car, perhaps?)
See, when I say stuff like that, it has absolutely no impact.

Of course, I say it to a bunch of demented people in the hospital, but I don't see how that's very different from Movie Marketing people.
Back in Houston I carpooled to Hebrew school with the guy who wrote "Dude, Where's My Car" - so don't knock it! (It's actually quite hysterical. My kids haven't seen it --hopefully that's obvious-- but I do have them saying "And then? And then?" which is a plus.)
Ralphie, I've actually never seen the movie, but now I'll have to go rent it!
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