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Friday, December 10, 2010

Bad Will Hunting (sorry)

Is there anything quite as annoying as when someone is trying to make fun of something, and they change one word to give it a negative connation?

I don't know what's happening with my sense of humor, if it's evolution, or devolution, ragism, tagism, thisism, thatism, creationism or what, but different things make me laugh nowadays, and for some reason, something as lame as "Bad Will Hunting" has some kind of reverse reverse comedic affect that it's funny, maybe in the same way in which one can respond "Your Face!" to just about anything and it's an acceptable come back every time.  "Your Face!" is like the Bug Light of comedy, it's not that good, but it's easy, and has tremendous sayability. 

I'm also becoming more like my father.  My dad was king of the corny jokes, and I guess that's what dads are supposed to do with their children because now that I'm older, I get that sense of humor more.  I've always appreciated the joke that's trying to go to far, be it dressing like drooling vegetable for Halloween and calling myself Terry Schiavo, or asking my boss who's accumulating a bunch of white tiles in his office if those are remnants from the last space shuttle disaster. 

What's becoming even more offensive is the really bad joke like something as lame as saying "If you put a frog in your beer, it will even have more hops!" gets an "Oh man, I can't believe you just said that!" reaction which is exactly what a joke teller is going for when he makes fun of Nancy Reagan's one tit, although, it's not offensive in the manner that I said something that shouldn't have been said because it's rude and hateful, it's offensive in the manner that whoever I just told the horrible joke too, I just made dumber, which in a way, is even more offensive, rude and hateful. 

This leads me to Good Will Hunting which did not age well I'm afraid.  Basically, Matt Damon just says a lot of smart shit which dumbfounds Ben Affleck and writes math problems on mirrors for some strange reason.  When these two go to the batting cage, instead of taking pitches from the machine, Damon somehow gets in the cage to pitch to Ben, which is just silly.  What's really strange is that it's Robin Williams who saves this movie from complete disaster.  Between Matt Damon outgrowing this role, and Ben Affleck beginning his descent into being Ben Affleck, it's really hard to take this movie seriously.  In fact, the best part of the movie is when Matt Damon tells a psychiatrist whom he thinks is gay, that he "puts from the rough."  I have no clue what that means, but it's really funny.  

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