Monday, February 23, 2009

I Agree that Burt Prelutsky is Old

The staff do not allow Mr. Prelutsky to see movies:
In fact, the last time I recall a movie about a professor that any normal person would wish to spend time with was the 1948 release, “Apartment for Peggy,” and even in that one, Edmund Gwenn spent most of his time planning to commit suicide.
That's embarrassing enough, but here:
Feeling, as I do, that most professors, aside from those teaching science or math, are over-paid, under-worked, left-wing narcissists infatuated with the sound of their own voices, it makes perfect sense that it would be nearly impossible to make a movie about them that wasn’t a slapstick comedy.
And there we have it. Because I can't remember stuff, THOSE GUYS SUCK!

Sleep soundly:

38 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

you know, I saw his frickin name on the credits of a MASH clip show the other night.

so that much is apparently true. Huh.

Doesn't mean he's not going Full Abe Simpson though.

Righteous Bubba said...

I too expect to go full Abe Simpson. I do not believe that I'll be paid for it.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I find I cannot rate for Burt, no matter how hard I try.
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Righteous Bubba said...

The Comic and Ratable Stylings of Sleepy Burt Prelutsky.

Righteous Bubba said...

Scufflaw?

Another Kiwi said...

I find that I cannot rate for Burp. He has with the growly old man look and notwithstanding the "Who said that?" eyes to the not there people.

Simba B said...

The thing is, though, that he's not that old, as old goes these days. He was born in 1940, if I remember his IMDb profile correctly. So he would have been all of eight when that movie was released.

My guess is that he didn't get laid in high school and this is how he exacts revenge on the world.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Bubba, I've seen a few of your links.

I am NOT clicking that video. Nope. Not gonna do it. I have been hurt enough....

Righteous Bubba said...

I was thinking of making Burt sing Creed but he's just not animated enough to make it funny. Crowder at least had the rubbery face.

Righteous Bubba said...

The thing is, though, that he's not that old, as old goes these days.

Come on Simba, you're as old as you think you are!

J— said...

The thing is, though, that he's not that old, as old goes these days.

I read old here as a state of mind, as in crotchety old man. For example, who's older: John McCain or John McCain's mom? I say John McCain.

Righteous Bubba said...

Blogger zombie rotten mcdonald said...
Bubba, I've seen a few of your links.


Goddamnit, I should have pursued a Prelutsky/zombie angle.

No offense of course.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

yeah, Burt was hoping for zombification, but no zombie would eat his brains.

Ugh.

tigris said...

I made it 7 seconds. At that point I said to myself, "yep, Burt Prelutsky sounds exactly like I thought he would." Perhaps as I lay dying I will return to the video to prolong my last minutes, or at least make them seem longer.

tigris said...

And I just noticed the creepy little animation upper right. You are an evil, evil man.

Righteous Bubba said...

Don't let him catch you doing anything! HE WILL COMPLAIN.

Burt Prelutsky said...

Damn kids. Get the hell off my lawn.

Righteous Bubba said...

The nurse said it was okay and you're not the boss of us.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

wait, there's nurses?

I didn't know this was THAT kind of place.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Wait, ZRM was watching MASH the other night?

Must. stop. laughing.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Hey! AG called me ZRM!!!

She's coming around, she is. Soon she'll be eating chili dogs and banning me.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

wait... Burt Prelutsky wrote a book?

tigris said...

Well, he pressed a reed stylus into wet clay, at least.

Rusty Shackleford said...

"Well, he pressed a reed stylus into wet clay, at least."

Fuck, I can't compete with that.

Another Kiwi said...

I do not rate for the winking of the Burp

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Riters needed!

Please apply nao.
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herr doktor bimler said...

Rate, rate against the winking of the burp.

Denise Schmandt-Besserat said...

Well, he pressed a clay token into wet clay, at least.
Get it right!

Righteous Bubba said...

I am interested in your ideas on the origin of cunting.

herr doktor bimler said...

Damn kids. Get the hell off my lawn.

I have this plan to establish a lobby group purporting to represent the interests of lawn owners. Though in fact it will be funded by the manufacturers of artificial grass substitutes, and will promote the interests thereof. Trouble is, I can't think of a suitable name. I am open to suggestions.

tigris said...

Heck, Professor, I expected somebody to go for ochre-grinding and horse-on-wall painting or even bone-notching.

herr doktor bimler said...

Red-ochre haus-on-wall painting is too contemporary.

herr doktor bimler said...

Wow. Blogger.com CHECKS MY HTML and insists that I close tags before accepting the comment.
Someone should tell S,N!.

tigris said...

That picture makes it dance, my central nervous system.

Herr Doktor Bimler said...

Fütter mein Ego!

Righteous Bubba said...

You know Dasher, and Dancer, and
Prancer, and Vixen,
Einheit, and Unruh, and
Hacke and Blixa...

herr doktor bimler said...

Einheit, and Unruh, and
Hacke and Blixa...

We the People demand an entire "Night B4 Christmas" parody along these lines.

Righteous Bubba said...

...

With a greenish-skinned singer, so small and junk-sick,
I knew in a moment it must be Strip Nick...