Saturday, August 16, 2008

Exercise your veto power

I spend a lot of time looking at various items and thinking a glorified version of WTF, "Who DIDN'T VETO THAT when they had the chance?" and I'm hoping you do too. Mostly ads, but also horrible TV shows, bad movies, and gross clothes. For example, the "Plant both feet when you cross the street" campaign. Is that even possible? Or how about any dialogue from The Mummy. Or Transformers. Or P.S. I Love You and the unbelievably retarded: "I know what I want, because I have it in my hands right now. You." Some shatty dialogue is so cringetastic you have to wonder who the crap wrote it, and if the initial author actually typed it out and didn't immediately erase it and think, "I will never show that to another," how did the editors let it through?? WHAT DID THE EDITORS DECIDE TO CROSS OUT INSTEAD? And what actor looked at the script and instead of saying "I have standards and this is a line of lame I shan't, nay, cannot cross," said "I will now say that aloud, on film, for all posterity to mock." And the producers?? WHAT IS EVERYONE THINKING? Similarly, painfully awkward and/or disgusting engagement pics...if that's the pic you chose to send out to everyone you know and it's gross, what the freak did the other ones look like? What went in your "no" pile? Do you HAVE a no pile?? Conversely, sometimes I make decisions and I WANT people to know what was in my "no" pile, e.g., I know you think by looking at me that I have no standards, but you should see the outfit I decided against wearing. You just don't know how much worse it could be.

Discuss.

6 comments:

heidikins said...

Regular reader, not so regular commenter. I love love LOVE this post, and I completely agree with you. Particularly on the P.S. I Love You bit. Vomit.

xox

megandjon said...

I know! I was so excited for that movie, I loved many of the actors and I have to admit that Gerard Butler is my Hollywood Husband, but that movie was so disappointing and ridiculous I just sat in the theater in shock.

I often think about what, if no one else, the ACTORS must have been THINKING. The ink on the script must have released brain-scrambling fumes. Its the only explanation.

WonderKitty said...

Did you also have a problem with the infamous "We will not go quietly into the night...Today we celebrate our Independance Day!" Speech from ID4? Cause I thought it was crap-tastic. I have never seen P.S. but I have heard similar reviews.

I will sign your petition to ban crappy dialog.

Jay and Jess said...

Where would we ever get things to make fun of if crappy writers/editors/actors didn't do their thang?

Nathaniel and Dorothy said...

Oh my goodness, I was just thinking of the exact same thing! I want to eliminate wtf from my vocabulary, but I just couldn't think of a way to describe how I feel about "AI: Artificial Intelligence." So I just think I'll just have to deal with it and insist that it means "what the freak."

Erin said...

you should totally watch troll two. i just did, and why the entire thing didn't get vetoed is beyond me.

the best part is that one of the main characters is the girl from singles ward ...