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Goddamnit, I love Mr. Show.*

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Posted by bearseatbeats | October 8, 2008 5:25 PM

You are still hiring for Lesbo Wife, right? Can I send my application c/o The Stranger?

Posted by Meagan | October 8, 2008 5:26 PM

"I disagree with these blind people..." is a phrase you don't read often enough.

Posted by elenchos | October 8, 2008 5:36 PM

So... Funny or DIE is funny *if* they're posting old Mr. Show clips?

Posted by w7ngman | October 8, 2008 5:39 PM

I will fight you for Mark Ruffalo.

Posted by Mary T | October 8, 2008 5:54 PM

My feeling is that if the blind people don't want to see "Blindness" they don't have to.

Posted by lolgetit? | October 8, 2008 6:05 PM

I don't see your point.

Posted by stinkbug | October 8, 2008 6:09 PM

Those blind protesters don't look very organized.

Oh, yeah.

Posted by Mama | October 8, 2008 6:28 PM

I said it in the last "Blindness" post and I'll say it again "The Day of the Triffids" first published in 1951 covered similar territory and had the bonus of giant plants killing the poor blind people. I am sure more erudite commenters could tell me why I am wrong about the similarities, but I don't really care.

I will not see this depressing movie, both because I doubt it features giant human-killing plants and also because it sounds depressing as fuck and frankly, right now, I prefer goofy happy movies that make me forget the world is one fucked up place.

Posted by PopTart | October 8, 2008 6:47 PM

Ah yes, I'm sure the leaders of the world will band together and get a bunch of blind pilots to drop supplies for 7 billion people in strategic locations which the blind people will find by echolocation.

Posted by Mr Fuzzy | October 8, 2008 6:49 PM

Seriously, what movie *couldn't* be boycotted? Hulk-people with anger management issues; Pineapple Express- glaucoma patients; Every dirty cop movie ever made-cops. See?

Anyway I also plan to not see this movie b/c it looks awful. But the movie isn't about blind people who are depraved and disgusting. It's about sighted people en mass, who when faced with a new-onset disability freak the fuck out.

Posted by Morgan | October 8, 2008 7:04 PM

The marketing wizards win again. I'd bet these "blind protesters" are, in fact, not even blind.

Posted by One-Eyed Man | October 8, 2008 7:22 PM

@7: Yeah, me neither.

Posted by Lindy West | October 8, 2008 7:27 PM

O. My. God. I swear to God I quoted that exact same line about this exact same topic a few days ago.

Lindy, I already have a wife, but would you consider being my sister?

... Wait, that sounded very wrong.

"I am a television set! Do you HEAR ME!?!?!?! A TV!!! PETER O'TOOLE!!!"

Posted by Billy Nilly | October 8, 2008 7:51 PM

i read the book in spanish whose beautiful title, el ensayo de la ceguera, or an essay on blindness caught my eye. its a great book by a nobel winner. my understanding is that the film is a total flop.

read the book, skip the film.

Posted by SeMe | October 8, 2008 8:13 PM

Ummmmm. You call 14 posts - 10 of which are 5 days old, or older - a "kerfuffle"? My, what an unalloyed hotbed of activity and excitement (and how hopelessly deprived of attention) YOUR life must be.

Posted by Yawn | October 8, 2008 8:26 PM

"Go get em Rocky! I'm a lamp!" became a common catchphrase among my friends a while back..

Posted by Marcel Duchump | October 8, 2008 8:34 PM

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