I Am Love, Clueless, Like Someone in Love, Heavenly Creatures, Girlhood, Charade, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Ida, Legally Blonde, Amelie, The Secret of Kells, The Others, Whore’s Glory, The Shining, A League of Their Own, North and South, The One I Love, Dior and I, The Duke of Burgundy, I Believe in Unicorns, Boys, In Bloom, Practical Magic, Enter the Void, Leon: The Professional, American Beauty
I was just re-watching Bea and Ben Take on Embarrassment, and while I think it would probably be pretty difficult to hire the Red Hot Chili Pipers to play an event, I just like to imagine Ben spending several serious weeks trying to convince Beatrice to hire them to play at their wedding–and she eventually agrees to do it.
They elope in the end so it doesn’t matter, but Ben is totally type of person to want bagpipes played at his wedding and he jokes about wearing a kilt, but that doesn’t actually end up happening.
OH MY GOD also, Costa hears about this, and decides to pull a Ross Geller and secretly try to learn to play the bagpipes to surprise them at the wedding–and he’s just as terrible as Ross was, but Ben loves it anyway, and Costa ends up playing it at the party the gang throw for Bea and Ben after they get back from eloping.
a thing i love in act v of measure for measure is when the duke unmasks in front of the crowd and angelo falls to his knees in self-recrimination and is like i fucked up i fucked up i fucked up so bad, and what he says is,
O my dread lord, I should be guiltier than my guiltiness, To think I can be undiscernible, When I perceive your grace, like power divine, Hath look’d upon my passes. Then, good prince, No longer session hold upon my shame, But let my trial be mine own confession: Immediate sentence then and sequent death Is all the grace I beg.
like obviously i love him saying instantly “i fucked up please murder me” but i mean. the words. the words he says. listen to them. try them out. try to drag the meaning out of them. “i should be guiltier than my guiltiness to think i can be undiscernible” what. that doesn’t. it doesn’t signify. anything. i mean absolute hand to god i-am-fluent-in-this-language-and-can-confirm that is a sentence that sucks in meaning like a black hole or a john green tumblr quote. even in shakespearean english, absolutely in shakespearean english, that is a fifth grader with a thesaurus doing his worst. and we can be assured of that coming intentionally, that sense of babbling smart-words panic gibberish, because it is a character trait ingrained in the text that in times of distress the state’s favorite brainy son just speaks more and more indecipherably. absolutely affirmed. affirmed all the way to the end. like after completely refashioning himself against everything he knows suddenly he has no power and has to do a statecraft-morality oral exam in his old best subject in two seconds. and he’s shit at it. what a garbage set of sentences angelo. i know what you’re trying to say but start again and speak differently
Sorry this birthday present is so very late. Happy Birthday Mad Dog! Somehow nothing turned out like it was supposed to, and somehow this makes it even more majestic. Let’s recap all the wonderful accidents:
- Vegeta’s Pornstache!
- His Daisu Dukes
- Bulma almost looking like she’s groping her son
- Trunks outfit being an inversion of his dad’s Badman outfit (plus some powder blue ruffles)
I hope you like it. I had a feeling you’d need a ‘geta in daisy dukes some time. For reasons.