TJ's still there... don't worry.
Dave asked "if that one cloud that looks like a skeleton just above TJiaB represents our looming, inevitable death."
And Colleen said, "I say it's Albert Einstein to represent the transcendential judgement of man's resistance to chaos in the natural world..."
And I said, "You're both right! *And* the frog face on the left represents the metaphorical resonance of the biomorphic forms that spatially undermine a participation in the critical dialogue of the 90s."
Colleen and Dave used their brains to come up with those questions. How quaint! I used the Critical Response to the Art Product (CRAP) Generator to craft my response. Definitely comes in handy in grad school...
Saw Strangers with Candy today. Hee-freakin-larious! It definitely helps to watch the show before you see the movie, I think. But Michael seemed to enjoy it, even though he hadn't seen the show. Amy and I laughed uncontrollably in quite a few parts. It also helped when Michael busted out his flask of Tito's. I'm definitely going to the movies with them more often. They come prepared.
My only criticism is that there was not enough Mr. Jellineck. Paul Dinello (who plays Mr. Jellineck) directed the movie, so I guess he was too busy to be in it that much. Mr. Noblett was hilarious. His trademark, "God-dammit!" cracks me up every time.
The movie was a lot like the show in that there was a lot of visual information that requires repeated viewing. There are always funny things written on the black board in Mr. Noblett's room. He had a great little statue on his desk of Jesus playing basketball with some kids. When he says, "Take out your science books, he's holding the Bible." And there are always pictures and drawings everywhere of the principal, Mr. Blackman.
There were quite a few prominent actors in the movie, too - Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Allison Janney.
Here's a funny clip of the show. Mr. Noblett and Mr. Jellineck have a bit of a "thing" going on...