Friday, August 23, 2013


I just saw the trailer for Anchorman 2 (narrated by Bill Kurtis):

So the plot seems to be about the comeback, in the 80s, of San Diego's favorite news team of the 70s.  But how do they put it, regarding the old days? "They rose like the phoenix and then they were gone."

What?  No.  The whole point of the phoenix is that it rises from its ashes.  They didn't rise like the phoenix (as far as we know) in the 70s--that was their heyday.  In this sequel, after having been forgotten, they're rising up again.  Now they're like the phoenix. If someone demanded a phoenix reference, it was waiting for them, but they blew it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they demanded a phallus and someone misheard it. "They rose like an erection and then they were gone."

12:34 AM, August 23, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please- phoenix looks more like penis than phallus. (An angry secretary I once kept late to send out a bunch of correspondence in the pre-computer age sent a bunch of my missives to Poenis, AZ)

4:17 AM, August 23, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, well, I do a lot of work with the pubic schools.

Sometimes you eggheads focus too much on the words and not enough on the, you know, thing. This is not a pipe.

2:44 AM, August 24, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalk another up for the current quality of public education

4:44 AM, August 24, 2013  

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