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  1. Avatar Doctor Jay says:

    Even if you’re not sick of superhero movies (and I’m not), it’s still worth it. I remember watching it back then. I’m a huge Janene Garofolo fan, and she doesn’t disappoint. I had no idea who Eddie Izzard was back then, though.Report

  2. Avatar Glyph says:

    “We’ve got a blind date with destiny… and it looks like she’s ordered the lobster.”Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Glyph says:

      The Shoveler: Oh yeah, well, maybe if we had a billionaire benefactor like Lance Hunt, then we could afford some advertising.
      Mr. Furious: I think that’s because Lance Hunt is Captain Amazing.
      Blue Raja: Oh, here we go.
      Shoveler: Oh, don’t start that again! Lance Hunt wears glasses. Captain Amazing doesn’t wear glasses.
      Mr. Furious: He takes them off when he transforms.
      Shoveler: That doesn’t make any sense. He wouldn’t be able to see!Report

  3. Avatar Glyph says:

    [Mr. Furious tries to balance a hammer on his head]
    Mr. Furious: Why am I doing this, again?
    The Sphinx: When you can balance a tack hammer on your head, you will head off your foes with a balanced attack.
    Mr. Furious: And why am I wearing the watermelon on my feet?
    The Sphinx: [looks at the watermelon on Mr. Furious’ feet] I don’t remember telling you to do that.Report

  4. Avatar Glyph says:

    Mr. Furious: Okay, am I the only one who finds these sayings just a little bit formulaic? “If you want to push something down, you have to pull it up. If you want to go left, you have to go right.” It’s…
    The Sphinx: Your temper is very quick, my friend. But until you learn to master your rage…
    Mr. Furious: …your rage will become your master? That’s what you were going to say. Right? Right?!
    The Sphinx: …not necessarily.Report

  5. According to IMDB, Michael Bay is in it playing Frat Boy. (Is that a superhero whose power is to drink too much and drown the bad guys in vomit?)Report

  6. Avatar Chris says:

    Mystery Men came out in 1999? Damn, I’m old.Report

  7. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    What a funny, funny movie this was. “You better watch out! I’m a seething cauldron of rage over here!”Report

  8. Avatar j r says:

    Rainy weekend, so I spent a lot of time on the couch. Managed to watch four new movies.

    One of them was Creed, which, for me, was the best movie that I’ve seen that was released in 2015. And I really liked The Martian, The Revenant, The Big Short and Mad Max. I was not expecting Creed to be as good as it is. Gave me some insight into the whole OscarsSoWhite thing and nothing particularly optimistic.Report

  9. Rainy here too, so I went to see the Giants beat the Dodgers. This is a Giants team than can come back from a 5-0 calamity of a first inning to hit 3 homers and win 9-6, so not the pitching-and-defense-heavy eke-out-a-2-1-victory team we’ve grown accustomed to.Report

  10. Avatar DensityDuck says:

    Friends and I were watching this movie a couple months ago. Smashmouth came on the soundtrack, and we all immediately yelled “THIS IS THE MOST NINETIES MOVIE EVER!”

    …and that was before Janeane Garofalo showed up. (We’d forgotten she was in it.)


    “What’s your real name?”
    “Uh, my, uh, real name is, uh…Wolf. Wolf…Dark. Dirk. Wolf Darkdirk. You see, my father was Dirk Steel, and so my name–”

    (I love how they turn that around, too. Instead of “just be yourself” turning into a rallying cry, it causes the character to melt down in a fit of existential angst.)


    There’s a universe where they still sell DVDs, and in that universe this movie is in a two-pack with “Men In Black”. And the MiB sequels never happened. And also, for some reason, I have pink hair.Report

  11. Avatar Maribou says:

    I’ve just started watching Broad City.

    It’s a little disconcerting because one of the leads really looks like someone who used to be a student at my workplace, and I vaguely remember hearing that there is some connection between my workplace and one of the leads of the show… and I keep trying to figure out if I actually recognize her, or not, or if I ought to recognize the other lead, or not, or wtf, man.

    Probably that will go away once I’ve watched a few more episodes.

    I find the show funny, in the not really laughing most of the time but the humor builds subconsciously and then SOOPRIZE, I lose it laughing, or slap something laughing so hard, or suchlike, sort of a way.

    Barely read or watched or listened to anything else due to work + cat + exploring in Rocky Mtn National Park. Though I am caught up through the end of season 5 in Game of Thrones, or as Jay likes to call it, Game of Butts.Report