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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Charles Mudede's Greatest Moments of 2012

Posted by on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM

As ranked by Northwest Film Forum's director of children's programming, Liz Shepard. I point the list out for two reasons: It's nice to have your writing treasured by readers and this makes a great read if you're looking for an end of the year movie recommendation or a laugh. For example:

#5 — June 15, 2011, “I Didn’t See The Tree of Life but I Hate It”
“I heard from someone who may or may not be reliable that Malick’s film has a boy narrator. This boy talks to God, asking deep questions like: Why am I here? How did I get here? Where are you? Now, it’s very possible The Tree of Life has no such thing, no boy talking to God. But even if this is the case, it still sounds like something you’d expect to find in a Malick film. It’s Malickian for a boy (innocence) to talk to God (experience). How heavy and dull. How Heideggerian. How Eckhartian. How Lutheran. Indeed, wasn’t it Luther who went on and on about keeping life silent so that he could hear (be open to) the word of God? Pure mystical nonsense.”

My favorite Mudede moment of 2012 wasn't printed in the paper, it came in the form of a mass e-mail Mudede sent to coworkers titled "Mudede in tears." I feared the worst when I opened it:

yes, tears in my eyes. i just watched 22 episodes of trapped in the closet and laughed so much, so hard that tears filled my eyes. not even the death of my parents put tears in my eyes. the stuttering pimp was more than i could take. lord have mercy. long live r.kelly.


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Josh Bis 14
Let's all just contemplate the deep philosophical meaning of one of his greatest moments of 2012 occurring in 2011, shall we?
Posted by Josh Bis on December 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM · Report this
Purocuyu 13
This is a Mudede we can all agree to love. It's the other one, the one I read daily, that sometimes comes at me wrong.
Posted by Purocuyu on December 19, 2012 at 7:20 PM · Report this
Te amo, Mudede
Posted by firewalkwithme on December 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM · Report this
Every circus needs a clown.
Posted by DonServo on December 19, 2012 at 5:34 PM · Report this
"you just can't look away"

@4 i like it

it's weird how his writing makes perfect sense but is also completely wrong (most of the time) simultaneously

edit: i am unashamed in my life for mudede and loved reading that
Posted by Swearengen on December 19, 2012 at 4:11 PM · Report this
cienna, good to know you're ok with all the disgusting sexist shit he writes.
Posted by ian on December 19, 2012 at 3:46 PM · Report this
Imaginary0 8
Does this mean I can skip all of his terrible moments next year, then read Mudede's greatest hits of 2013? Best. Christmas. Ever.
Posted by Imaginary0 on December 19, 2012 at 2:37 PM · Report this
I did see Tree of Life, and I hated it MORE.
Posted by krimp on December 19, 2012 at 1:51 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 6
I went out of my way to avoid watching the R Kelly movie, after having seen a few of the videos that make it up.

Charles is still my favorite Stranger writer.
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 19, 2012 at 1:06 PM · Report this
treacle 5
R. Kelly is illiterate AND insane. He's only funny when he's trying to be serious. The second part of TITC (!), --when he's realized that audience has been laughing at the the first film because its attempting to be serious and reads as bad camp-- he actually tries to be funny, and fails dismally.

I'm glad I saw it. I will never watch that film again. With my beretta.
Posted by treacle on December 19, 2012 at 12:19 PM · Report this
Charles is still my favorite Stranger writer. Even when he's profoundly, embarrassingly wrong, which he is not infrequently, you just can't look away.
Posted by Morosoph on December 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM · Report this
wisepunk 3
TITC. Finally watched it, couldn't stop singing everything I was doing. For weeks.
Posted by wisepunk on December 19, 2012 at 11:52 AM · Report this
Larry Mizell, Jr. 2
Charles, watch that Trapped In The Closet DVD's commentary for more miracles:…
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on December 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 1
Can someone teach Mudede where the Shift key is?
Posted by Theodore Gorath on December 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM · Report this

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