Thursday, June 25, 2009

Man Babies, Sunshine, and a Must-See Movie

I came across a funny website today, so of course I did what any good Facebooker would do and "shared" that shit just as fast as you can say, "Spam." It's a site where some creative Photoshop peeps take pictures of men with their babies and swap their faces. The results are sometimes just okay, but once in a while you'll get one that makes you pee your pants a little, like this one: - Dad?

Or this one: - Dad?

Some of them just freak me right the fuck out, but they're still funny as heck. So, use their little embedded linkage up there and go take a gander for yourselves. I'll wait.

Back? Okay, good. Let's see, what else? The sun is out! YES! Here in New Hampshire! "It's a large fiery ball at the center of our universe, but that's not important right now!" Except it is important, because I was starting to get pruney. It has been raining for going on 2 weeks straight, with only a few hours of sunshine here and there to break up the monotony. Oh, and that sunshine also included muggy "tropical rain forest" moisture, so it hardly counts. Now, I know we're heading into our warmest months, and I know by August we'll be begging for rain, but right now... I just want to dry out a bit.

The other day I was thinking about the movie Garden State, which is one of my faves. I used a line from that movie in an email correspondence with Samsmama, and asked if she had seen it. She said no (!) and wondered if she should, so I thought I might as well make an example of her (in the nicest way possible... with love!) and tell you all to watch this movie. It was written, directed by, and stars Zach Braff from Scrubs. This is probably the best thing he will ever produce, and it was his first ever movie. It's kind of neat because he shot it in his home state (NJ, duh) and a lot of his real family members make cameos in it. It's a real labor of love, and it shows.

Plus, it's INFINITELY quote-able. And you know how much I lika de quotes. (No Bev, you?) Also, this movie introduced me (and millions of other people) to the music of The Shins, a terrific band. In fact, I love them so much that my youngest son was born to their album "Oh, Inverted World."

Here, watch the preview if you still need convincing:

It's touching and hysterically funny all at once. Watch it this weekend. You can thank me later.


Courtney said...

That website is classic. Thanks for sharing.

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

i haven't visited the website, but those pictures CRACKED ME THE FUCK UP! esp. the first one.

i LOVE zach braff and want to have his babies. i really REALLY loved garden state, but i was the only one. i think Al was asleep in the first 30. some people just don't get it! my mom hated it, too. sometimes i wonder if i'm really her daughter... ;)

Samsmama said...

No, no I will not go check out man babies. Too effing creepy.

I love a good rain. Storms are good for two things.

Thank you (?) for making an example out of me. I ADORE Zach. I will definitely check that movie out.

Did I spy Natalie Portman's bush?

The Shins rule.

That is all.

laurieliz said...

Loved Garden State!!! There is something about Peter Sarsgaard (your husband;)that is soo sexy! And Zach Braff (despite his depression issues- ugh!) - yum! And who doesn't LOVE Natalie Portman! (Her Sat. Night Live rap is one of the funniest things I have ever seen!!!!) Plus, I LOVED her in Where The Heart of my favorite books that translated well to movie.

Oh, I could go on and on...

BTW, MISS YOU! Can NOT wait til tomorrow!!!!!

Bev said...

Courtney, you're welcome! Creepy photoshop pics warm the cockles of my heart. Heh heh... yes, cock.

MOFM, Of course you love the Garden State! Sorry your fam didn't agree. I'd say you & I were separated at birth if it weren't for the fact that you are tall, blonde, and skinny and I am... not. Well, I am kind of tall. So there's that.

Samsmama - No creepy man babies? Aww, c'mon! Storms are good for two things, eh? I'll bite (softly). I think I can guess one, but what's the other?

Def. watch GS. You won't be disappointed!

Oh, and Natalie doesn't get nekkid in this one, sorry. Watch Closer if you want to see that. ;-) Just call me Ms. Skin!

Mala said...

I'll only watch it cause Method Man is in. k?
Bev, sometimes I can't believe we're friends. All these movies/shows you love, I've NEVER seen... Seinfield, Friends, Simpsons, Garden State, porn... the list is endless.
Now that the fire ball in the sky has return I need to go mow the mushrooms that used to be my lawn. GD! I wish I had thought of that lawn mowing for a date scam!

Mala said...

Oh Samsmama - yes, I think it was...

Bev said...

Oooh, Laurie slipped a comment in while I was pontificating!

Yes, I agree on all counts. Except I still say I look NOTHING like fucking Maggie Gyllenhaal! Ha!!! Yes, see you tomorrow! I might have to sleep over. ;-o

Mala said...

Fuckity Fuck Fuck! Damn you blogger! You're going down!!!!! WTF only half the commons appeared when I clicked and now that I've commented, the rest mysteriously appear and I look like I haven't been paying attention at all.
Asshole blogger! Seriously, it has a person vandetta against me. Fucker! Fucking thing killed 20 minutes of my existance this morning!

word verf: aspeas
OMG I hate it when that happens.

Bev said...

Mala, dude, I have no idea what you just said, but I love you anyway. :)

Also, I will be putting together a little care package for you ASAP. These holes in your pop culture resume have no escaped my notice!

Samsmama said...

Settle down, Mala.

Hold the phone! Mala's not into Friends, Seinfeld, or Simpson? Or, *gasp*, porn?

Sleeping and fucking.

And I'm pretty sure at the 1:05 mark she ain't wearing a bikini bottom. Just sayin'.

Bev said...

Nude panties, my friend. Believe me, I've looked. (blush)

Btw... "sleeping and fucking?" These are a few of my faaaavorite things....

Mala said...

I know, I know, all sorts of holes in the pop culture resume. But hey, my parents refused to get cable when I was growing up and the massive antenna on top of the house still only managed to get channel 9 and a very fuzzy PBS.
Oh, and by the way, my Dad just had me order cable installed for Monday. Yay, welcome to the '80's! What's next? A TV with a remote!

MtnMama said...

Oh, the comments this morning are as good as the original post! I am so glad to have you to fulfill my entertainment needs!

and I'm sorry - no Seinfeld? Back in the day, that is What You Did on Thursday night!

Serenity NOW!

Harmony said...

Man babies are freaking creepy, hilarious but creepy.

Kate said...


I love the is hysterical.

I am waiting for the sun to come out in CT so far no luck yet.

BTW- I am so sorry to hear about your dog.

Mary said...

the Shins? They'll change your life :)
fanflippingtastic movie.

rkintn said...

The man babies cracked me the fuck up! Bubba also that they were pretty funny, since he was hanging over my shoulder as I was trying to read the post! My kids are the noseiest (nosyest? wtf?) kids ever!

rkintn said...

Yes google sucks lately. It hasn't been popping up the follow comments box! ARGH!

Stacie's Madness said...

lmao, love the website.

I also love Zach Braff, and I kinda remember this movie, but I am not sure if I saw it all the way through.

Cary said...

Great movie. Only saw it once but remember really liking it.

Nat showing bush? HA HA! Not a chance. She showed her ass in Closer but that's it. A girl can dream, though.

Bev said...

Mala - Bud is quite the cutting-edge dude!

Mtn Mama - I know! If it weren't for Seinfeld quotes, I'd have very little to say. It's sad, but true.

Harmony - but you love funny & creepy, riiiiight? :)

Kate - Hi! Haven't seen you here in a while, lady! Thx for the condolences. oxoxox

Mary - The Shins really DID change my life! For real!

Rhonda - Nosey kids? Be careful, my blog is not PG! ;)

Stacie - it is worth watching again, trust me!

Cary - Natalie got naked in The Hotel Chevalier, the prologue to Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited, but I can't remember if she showed bush. I'm thinking yes? Need to rewatch, I suppose. :p

Bev said...

Oops, that link just showed you some still page, not a website. Check out what Wikipedia says about Hotel Chevalier instead.

Kate said...

Good gracious, only posted for a few hours and already too many comments for me to read.

Those pictures are so damn disturbing, bordering on the level of creepiness of MOFM's dolls.

Garden State Rocked!

calicobebop said...

Man babies! I'm going spend half the day giggling about that shit...

I've never seen Garden State either. I'm lame!

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