Here’s a new one from one of the creepiest movies of all time, the Shining. Jack Nicholson plays a recovering alcoholic, husband and dad that moved his family to the Overlook Hotel in Colorado to become the caretaker of the hotel. Well, he ends up getting possessed by the hotel demon and going on a killing spree, and ultimately tries to kill his own wife and son. This is a very creepy hotel, old and massive and very much possessed by demons. There was a murder that was committed there and it involved two red-headed little girls that would appear to Jack’s son, Danny. The other creepy part of this movie was that Danny had an imaginary friend named, Tommy. Tony would speak to Danny through Danny’s finger in a raspy, demonic voice. Right before Jack goes on his murderous rampage, Tony (Danny’s demon friend whose name was taken from his middle name) writes RED RUM (MURDER backwards) on the wall in red and he chants in his creepy voice over and over again.
What can I say. Miracle Max from the Princess Bride. He was played by Billy Crystal. Miracle Max was a medieval medicine man (how’s that for some alliteration?) with a good Jewish/Queens accent. This is one of the funniest movies from the eighties and this scene is awesome. I actually helped film a reenactment of this very scene, 10 years ago. If I can find that old footage in my archives, I will post it here. For now, here is a Billy Crystal discussing his character, Miracle Max. I have always loved him. When Harry met Sally, City Slickers, Monster’s Inc., Analyze This, Analyze That.
I think this is a meme at this point. The redneck Patriot short on syllables. And, I’m sure Team USA had a lot to do with this meme gaining in popularity, as it should, because that was a hilarious movie. Why was it great? Because Trey and Matt can do no wrong. Crappy animation. Ludicrous puppets. And mind-blowing theater. They do it all well.
Sometimes I think of a double deuce as flipping two birds at the same time, though I don’t know where you get deuce in that scenario. Sometimes I think it’s dudes in bathroom stalls next to each other evacuating their bowels at the same time. And, sometimes I think the Double Deuce Saloon and Grill is where they filmed Roadhouse.
The Princess Bride! Lightning Sand! ROUS! Flame Spurts! Now that’s some funny screenwriting giving that terrible fire swamp all of those goofy, over-the-top dangers. Rodents of Unusual Size! You have to be proud of Westley and The Princess bride for keeping their cool and navigating through unscathed. I mean, look at htose Terrors. Awful…just awful.
Anchorman! Will Ferrell. This is very appropriate. One, because it’s a nice bright yellow signifying Spring or the eternal sunshine of San Diego. Two, there’s new new Anchorman joint happening and it’s supposed to be good. Of course, it’s good. It’s Anchorman. Ron Burgundy can do no wrong.
I can’t seem to feature enough of these May 4th tees…the official holiday of Star Wars. I guess as a director you know you did something special if there is a cleverly named holiday based on your sci-fi movie saga. Not bad George Lucas. Not bad. Wait, how much did he sell the empire to Disney for? Must have been a couple bucks at least.
Serving your local star cluster. Call mission control for a delivery shuttle. Buzz Lightyear is hoping aboard so they can find Andy. Apparently, there’s a thing with the Pizza Planet truck — it’s in all the Toy Story movies — so this shirt will definitely become a collectors item in no more than 37 years.
I always forget that May 4 is a Star Wars thing now. And, it’s incredible to me because there a clever little sense of humor to the whole thing. May the Fourth. Come on. It’s someone saying the classic Star Wars line with a lisp and now we celebrate the movie franchise officially on the fourth day of May. That’s crazy.
H.P. Lovecraft! Cthulhu Mythos. It’s so odd to me what gets picked up and carried by the future generations. Why is H.P. Lovecraft so super popular? He was publishing in the early-20th Century. You know like 1900s. I guess if other artists pick up the torch, and carry him decade by decade, and the writing is way ahead of its time, then it makes sense that even in 2013, Mr. Lovecraft gets love from the t-shirt world.
At first I thought this was just a Cookie Monster slug or maybe even a Cookie Monster Snuggie, but, no, really, it’s just a mashup of the beloved slob from Sesame Street, and the hated slob from Star Wars, Jabba the Hutt. Can you Cookie Hutt enslaving Leia like Jabba did? I guess I’ll have to dig up that Return of the Jedi footage since Carrie Fisher was lookin’ gooooooood.
It’s Bill Murray as Steve Zissou in Wes Anderson’s Life Aquatic film. Look closely now, because the beauty lies in the fact that all of the little ink strokes that make up the beanie and white beard of Mr. Zissou, are, in fact, little fishes. That’s pretty damn cool. Check out all those black fish poking out from the shirt. That’s a manly fish man.