Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Death Of The Black Comedy

[I'm taking a momentary pause of Politricks and B.S. For the newbies, don't worry, I'll be back on that tip soon enough.]

We all know TV sucks, but damn, whatever happened to the cinematic gimmie of Black Comedy? Sometimes you just need to laugh to keep from crying, especially when you're 1000's of miles away from home, billing 14 hour days for a d-bag customer, in a desolate city of Arctic level temperatures, staying in a 3rd rate hotel down by the river, with no end in sight. Or maybe that's just me.

But seriously, look at these trailers and tell me you'd drop $40 of your gross household income on such Extreme Coonery.

First Sunday

Roscoe Jenkins

And here's a few from last year.

The Perfect Holiday

Who's Your Caddy?

Seriously, WTF!?!?

Movies like this make me wistful for Pootie Tang.

Whatever happened to good black comedies like Carwash? Which Way Is Up? 48 Hours? Hollywood Shuffle? And of course my personal favorite...

20+ years later, and that movie is still comedic gold.

Yep, it's official. I'm gettin' old.

Question: Am I being too hard on these movies? Are you planning on going to see First Sunday?

If I'm stuck in the Twin Cities in subzero temps (seriously, it was 1 degree this morning. 1.) again next week, I just might be tempted to see First Sunday if for no other reason than to detox after dealing with this customer all day. I guess it beats suffering through another game of Exciting Timberwolves Basketball. Does this make AB a hypocritical coon'? Do I need to issue myself an honorary "kill thyself" for even entertaining the thought?

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