It is a phrase that originally went hand and hand with things like alien spaceship landings, flying superheroes and huge catastrophic flipping ocean liners. But lately, it seems to be a phrase that just about any writer loves to use to apply what I like to call “the amazing” to things that are sort of, kind of, pretty much not amazing at all.
From overflowing sinks to someone seeing their name on the big jumbotron in New York City’s time square, it is a sound byte that is supposed to make us not change the channel because we think something amazing is coming up.
Sad thing is…the “Oh My Godder” isn’t much of any amazing…anymore.
Next to the classic Patton speech, this one is legendary:
“You broke your arm once before, remember? You fell out of our treehouse. Kenneth picked you up. And we carried you twelve blocks to the hospital. We were all friends then, remember? And now you want to end his life because he’s talking to Patty on your side of the cafeteria. Oh man, it’s stupid. I know, cause that’s where I wanted to be — on your side with your crowd, but I messed up. See, I tried to buy my way in. But Kenneth — he’s not trying to buy anybody. He’s trying to make friends, being himself. Cools, nerds, your side, my side…man it’s all bull. It’s just tough enough being yourself.”
I saw Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull tonight.
Instead of giving you a review of the movie, which millions of bloggers are most likely doing at this very moment. And instead of telling you about the first time I saw Raiders as a kid and how my friends and I pretended our faces were melting in our sleeping bags later that night… And instead of telling you how I think the film lives up to its predecessors or how Harrison Ford held up in the action sequences…
I’m going instead, to review the movie-within-the-movie…which I’m currently calling Indiana Jones and the Jungle of the Swinging Shias. (One insignificant spoiler ahead.)
Well, if you’ve always wanted to watch what would happen if different shows and movies got mixed up together in one quirky show, then Cut-Up is for you. This is a new show I got involved with and this is our first short-reel of what the show could turn into. Would love to know your thoughts if you have ’em!
Give Cut-Up some linky-love if you enjoy. The Official Site is also up as well.