Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mullet II: The resurrection

This is a world where you can invest in an investment institution and where you can buy stocks of the bank that safeguards your assets. And you thought quantum gravity was absurd. Well, we won't be writing about quantum gravity any time soon!

Remember the days when the following joke was valid?
A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it. -Bob Hope

The warning signs have been clear, dear readers. We, for one, or two, sold all the stocks in time, even the hearing aid company, damn it, such a promising little secret. But hold on to your deafening MP3s and your iPods, people! We shall not despair!

On the positive side, once the interest rates become negative, we'll be able to return less money than we borrow.


We don't use MP3s and iPods, we are rather the CD and DVD types. And we are convinced that we represent the future.

Yesterday we watched a very silly movie: Highlander II, The Quickening! Based on the movie, we can predict that in the year 2024 the 80s will be back in fashion. Brace yourselves for the resurrection of the shoulder pads!

We can also foretell that by 2024 we will have tired of our cell phones and iPods -- but there will be pay video phones! Really, why don't we already have pay video phones? It's like the fifties here!And the flat screen will be a thing of the past in 2024 – in the spirit of the '80s revival and the retro look, screens will be curvy again.

Alas, Sean Connery will still be out there flirting in his usual corny manner.

What? You have not seen Highlander II? We didn't even know it existed until yesterday. Here is what a Mr David Frames has written about it (from the IMDb database, user comments):

“ ... everyone who felt any enjoyment during this picture is consciously and deliberately complicit in its evil work. As a purely commercial enterprise with no respect or consideration for the 1st film or its fans, we can only hope that all involved lost millions and that having lost their deposit they were forced to sell themselves into sexual slavery. ...“

We had a great time, though. If only we had noted down the stream of jokes this movie induced, we could easily make Highlander IV – the spoof.


We were googling images about the 80s to illustrate this post and came upon this lovely scetchblog. That's where the image we used came from.


Jillian said...

Soulder pads are evil. Seriously, I don't think i can handle it if they ever come back in style.

And to think, my mom forced me to wear them!!!!

Also, the quote from IMDB is classic. That's good stuff and spot on. None of this however will ever tarnish my burning love for Adrian Paul. *drool* He's sexy, definitely the kind of guy I might get all gussied up for.

Roufa Tav Gosou & Mimi Lass said...

Dear Jillian, you will be glad to know that Adrian Paul did not act in Highlander II!

Jillian said...

LOL... now that is good to know! Although I would love him anyway if he did!

See how loyal I am?? :-P

fwidman said...

Although I do not have any desire to re-live the 80's, I must admit it will be a pleasant change form the 50's and 60's that I am reliving now LOL

Frog the Dog said...

Quantum gravy?? I'm up for some of that!

Ginger Jelly said...

I've heard the future is orange - like me!

Bimmy the Bookish said...

Aren't those cartoons fab?!
Great post, Bananas, you perpetually please with your astonshing knowledge.
"I wish I was clever like you, (Brian)"
Does that quote ring any bells with you???

BrentD said...

My shoulder pads are ready and waiting to be deployed. Bring on the future.

Happy Friday.

Roufa Tav Gosou & Mimi Lass said...

Wow, you either love them or hate them, right? The 80s! And the shoulder pads!

Frog, we are afraid quantum gravy would come in very small amounts - too small for you to even smell them.

Bimmy, you got us. No bells and no ting-a-lings! Help?

Roufa Tav Gosou & Mimi Lass said...

Or is it Life of Brian?