A few random comments regarding some popular culture, um, thingies.
Jesscita and I watched Scarface, both for the furst time last weekend. We have been trying to expand our basic background expertise in the realm of popular culture by renting those entirely quotable movies, the ones you sort of have to have seen to actually understand The Simpsons. We didnâ€™t like it, not much, but I have to admit, it does stick. She and I decided that it has the worldâ€™s most twisted montage evar, and that it wasnâ€™t very nice of that man to chainsaw that other guyâ€™s head, and that the music was wretched, and that the film never really gives you a chance to actually root for Tony Montana, you go from a mild aversion to really hating this sadistic, wacked-out bastard. We concluded that it must have been a really powerful film when it was releasedâ€¦something that Ebertâ€”who apparently LOVED Scarfaceâ€”confirms in his review.
In other news, Iâ€™m watching Idol now. Yes, I know. Iâ€™ve eschewed this idiotic showâ€”until now, butâ€¦sweet holy crap, Ottawa, Kansas, REPRESENT! Am also watching the White Rapper Show due to its excellent host, MC â€œBack To The Grill Againâ€ Serch. Propah.