The Cooler: movies sports books politics insanity

24 Jul

You’ve all seen the Pineapple Express trailer about a hundred times, right? Of course you have. So, you know the part where Seth Rogan and that other guy are running down an alleyway, and the other guy jumps in a dumpster and suggests they stop running and hide there by explaining, “’cuz I’m in the dumpster already”? I’d like to ask a question: does anyone get that joke? I don’t. Do not get. Are we to assume that jumping in a dumpster is some sort of inevitability, a foregone conclusion, and now that he’s in one, hey, let’s just camp out here? I seriously have no idea why that is supposed to be funny. And I know we’re all assuming this movie’s going to be the balls, because Rogan is in it and he apparently can do no wrong, and it’s by the Superbad guys and all that jazz…but I’m just saying, featuring the “I’m in the dumpster already” as the representative joke in the trailer is a weird choice.

(The fact that David Gordon Green, director of indiest of indie films George Washington and All the Real Girls, both great in a sparse, quirky kinda way, is directing ostensible broad comedy Pineapple is even more perplexing.)


Unprecedented news from the NBA (for the three of you who care): Josh Childress, a better-than-average sixth man, has spurned an offer from the Hawks in order to sign with Greece in the Euroleague. He’s not an all-star by any means, and this doesn’t exactly hint at superstars hopping across the pond, but still. Interesting development. Here’s a positive spin, from the great Henry Abbott.


In case you missed it: here is Barack Obama’s New York Times op-ed piece that details his plans for Iraq, and McCain’s response that was objected by the NYT for its lack of concreteness and misspellings (including the name of the Major General, his primary source). Both concise, quick reads on their plans. I agree that McCain’s retort has little concrete forecasts laid out, but it’s still about 1000x more thought-out than anything the current President has offered. No matter who wins in November, I think both Democrats and Republicans can agree it will be an immense improvement. And then we can all get back to ripping each other’s heads off for no good reason. Politics!


Discussion topic of the day: what will be the best stocking-stuffer this holiday season: Barney Stinson’s “Bro Code” in book form, or Screech’s tell-all book about the Saved by the Bell cast? Tough call. Screech’s book promises to have the more interesting content, but at least Bro Code won’t come with the “I can’t believe I just gave money to that pathetically desperate turd of an author” guilt. So, if I were forced to choose I’d probably go with– oh, forget it. Who am I kidding; this isn’t even close. It’s Screech’s book in a landslide.


OMFG I have no joke here. This is a true story:

A Sandy man took offense to a motorist, who, after getting him to roll down his window, asked, “Excuse me, sir, do you have any Grey Poupon?”

After hearing the request for Dijon mustard, the 22-year-old driver pulled a black handgun from his glove compartment, cocked the weapon and pointed it at the three people in the other car.

“Here’s your Grey Poupon, roll your [expletive] windows up,” he responded.

In the criminal’s defense, that joke is pretty dumb.


7 Responses to “The Cooler: movies sports books politics insanity”

  1. Gates July 25, 2008 at 12:36 pm #

    Dude, I have been thinking the same thing about the dumpster joke. I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t see the humor in that at all.

  2. Cool Rut July 25, 2008 at 1:50 pm #

    I want to respond but I am still mad about the Bar Crawl snub. I wore a vest sans shirt last year and had a better outfit plans for this year. Oh well.

  3. RandBall's Stu July 28, 2008 at 8:12 am #

    No matter who wins in November, I think both Democrats and Republicans can agree it will be an immense improvement.

    Kang and Kodos would be an immense improvement.

  4. mj July 28, 2008 at 8:44 am #

    I don’t quite know what to think about Pineapple Express. The title itself makes me nervous cause I can’t remember the last time I saw a good movie with the word express or pineapple for that matter in the title. As far as the dumpster scene, all i can say is at least they haven’t shown us the funniest part of the movie in the trailer. . .I hope.

  5. mj August 6, 2008 at 7:54 am #

    I saw Pineapple Express Last night and don’t worry, the dumpster scene is definitely not the funniest part of the movie.

  6. Ryan October 24, 2008 at 3:42 am #

    I think that the part at th dumpster is the best in the movie although some others are quite funny too :)

  7. NJ dumpster hauling December 17, 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    well maybe they put that in there because dumpster diving is really popular

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