Breaking Down Teen Wolf
Here's a thought-provoking e-mail from Scuffy McGee:
My buddy and I were talking about how Teen Wolf is the worst example of revenge, or even "got ya last." In a scene at the bowling alley in the middle of the movie, Mick (Bully) says he killed Scott's (Wolf) mother. Scott's retaliation is to then beat Mick in the High School Championship basketball game and celebrate in his face. I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure this does not constitute an "Even Steven" situation. Your thoughts?
My thoughts? You're 100 percent correct, buddy. That's not even close to square one. That's an underwhelming proportional response by any definition if you ask me, and you just did.
But my real pickin' bone with this movie isn't specific to Teen Wolf, though this particular movie is possibly the worst offender. Are you telling me that guy Mick was a high school student? He looked about 34 at the time. That asshole coulda been Ron Livingston's older brother. Now I was a bit of a late bloomer, but I'm pretty sure that dude had more hair volume on his chest than a '70s beaver.
Even worse, however, have you ever noticed that when Scott is making those no-time-left foul shots, Mick just stands directly below the basket, staring eye-to-eye with his rival? I'm no Ed Hightower, but I'm pretty sure someone's gotta ask him to move to one side of the lane. Nah, I'm kidding, I actually am Ed Hightower.
Slack Link of the Day: EB passed along this awesome story of a G.O.B. Bluth wannabe named Patrick the Escape Artist. You see, Patrick's latest illusion on the 80th anniversary of Harry Houdini's non-escape death landed him in a Miami jail. Aren't magicians supposed to end every escape trick a free man? Tough stuff, G.O.B.
Slack Quick Link of if the Day: Here's an absolutely tasteless but priceless link from YTMND. But wait 'til the song loops all the way through, there's a nice surprise in there.
Slack Video of the Day: Another celebrity sex tape? Good God, haven't we had enough of these assfaces trying to keep themselves in the limelight? This clip's safe for work at least.
Slack Song of the Day: Eight years ago tonight, the popular rock band Phish whipped out a complete and flawless Dark Side of the Moon in a half-filled Utah arena. What most people don't remember is the sick Tube > Drowned opener and the fairly terrible Smells Like Teen Spirit encore. Happy anniversary, ya dirty wooks.