Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Die Hard in 30 seconds as interpreted by potty-mouthed bunnies:

Yippie-ki-yay, melon-farmers!

I have been showing the apartment of someone who is moving to another city, and his cat-- a plump orange tabby-- has either fallen deeply in love with me, or it thinks I may let it escape. I'll flatter myself and choose to think it's the former, rather than the latter. Yeah, I'm a dog person, but this cat certainly turns my head.
Am watching the miniseries of Comanche Moon-- the prequel to Lonesome Dove. I think the actors all are doing a fantastic job-- particularly Val Kilmer as Inish Scull. It is a bit disappointing what needs must be left out of the tv production for the sake of brevity, but I thought Inish having his eyelids removed by a butcher was a kind of important element. Perhaps that was asking too much of the actor and of special effects. At least he got the flea-hopping thing down pat. I'm hoping the final episode opens with that buggy-whipping he promised Mrs. Scull. But I expect to be disappointed, on that score, even though she's a very bad girl.

Ah, well. Can't have everything.


Christina RN LMT said...


"I hope that wasn't a hostage!"


Anonymous said...

And to think Bruce Willis worked for endless hours making those movies. All he needed was those adorable bunnies:)

DBA Dude said...

Loved that, neat encapsulation of the film.

Wondered when you would get around to using melon-farmers.

The tabby has good taste in humans, can pick out an animal lover with a single glance.

FHB said...

I'm enjoyin' it too. Are you noticin' how the actor in the Robert Duval roll is actually doin' Duvals moves? Hand jestures and such. It kills me.

breda said...

Orange tabbies are usually boys - seems he's smitten =)

I've been watching Comanche moon, too (as much as I can until I fall asleep). I've been enjoying it but...Val Kilmer, where did his hotness go?

HollyB said...

I noticed that about this young "Gus",too. It'ss as if he's imitating Duvall. But I'm sure he'd say he's just trying to bring us character continuity. I find it slightly distracting.
I do find it endearing to hear Clara call him "Gussy", though. Not having read McMurtry this is all new to me.
I hate the way the lauded McM takes SUCH gratuitous liberties with TX History. For instance, Ben..the bear hunter in last night's episode, was actually 5 y.o. during that time period. Austin was NOT the little burg it's portrayed in the late 1850s. AND, that big Comanche raid? It was in Victoria and the towns around there, NOT Austin. Austin was waaaay too big for a band, even a big band. of Comanches to tackle. So much for poetic license. My suspension of disbelief will only stretch so far.

But, I am enjoyin'the characters, McM can do characters and dialog like nobody else. At that, he IS a master.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The bunnies are the only way to watch Die Hard, I would suggest. They rule.

Rabbit said...

If he ends up needing a home, you could do a lot worse than a B.O.C. (big orange cat). We'd been looking for one for awhile and happened upon a pair of fine ones in Mesquite back in mid December, so we adopted the both.

Nothing has a personality like a big orange cat. Neither one pays any attention to the dogs, and the larger one has decided the Fox Terror (who at 17 pounds, is his size) is his 'spot warmer' on the pillow at night. He'll sidle up to her and bump her off, then take it over.


g bro said...

Loved the Bunny Die Hard. I'm sure it was better than the original.

Point of Information: where did you get the euphemism "melon-farmer"? I'm curious to know if we saw the same dubbed movie.