Hagiography the Horrible

“With its Sarah Palin documentary ‘The Undefeated’ increasing its playdates by 40 percent this weekend, only to watch box office revenue decline by more than 63 percent, distributor Arc Entertainment announced Sunday that the film will soon be available on pay per view.” [Yahoo]


box office revenue decline(d) by more than 63 percent

Who knew box office revenue could be negative?

And clearly they released it in theaters first so that it will be eligible for the Oscars.

I hear there’s a bitchin’ chase scene at the end.

She quits halfway through though.

Where it’ll have to compete with the much better acted and scripted Nailin’ Palin.

TJ/ the poll needs to say “Guns and God, bitterly.”

Can we work “hookers and blow” in there as well?

What are you clinging to during the debt crisis?

The Men’s Soccer Team

60% is an average drop in receipts from opening to second weekend, though widening the release would conceivably help to keep that figure lower.

If they were smart they would let this sit in theaters for a while before they went PPV. Shortest window I have heard of in awhile. They are going to cannibalize their own box office and wreck any momentum they had going into video. I would have gone day and date with the damn thing and sold the DVD in the lobby. That is a much better strategy for some something like this.

@Benedick HRH KFC: I’m feeling equanimious this morning. Take advantage of it while you can, at 1:00 I am switching back to the garrulous demanding asshole that you know and love.

I wore a nice shirt for an program-wide videoconference and the video equipment didn’t work. That’ll teach me.

@Dodgerblue: Next time show up nude. The equipment will work perfectly at that point.

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: Oh hay, Walt Disney’s surprisingly frumpy former house in Los Feliz is for sale. I guess I expected something a little more… cinematic.

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: I can only imagine the jokes about my carbon footprint.

Let’s see, the multiple award winning film Who’s Nailin’ Paylin? has made a fortune for Larry Flynt and has a 7.6/10 positive rating on IMDB while The Undie-Feeted has cost somebody a shitload of money and been panned by the Three Gorgons (Bachmann, Coulter & Malkin); as well as EVERY legitimate film critic, even conservative ideologues (a 1.6/10 positive rating on IMDB). Even Faux News, in their online review, New Palin Film, ‘The Undefeated,’ Getting Rave Reviews, couldn’t actually find anybody who had given it a good review so they had to write their own.

Lisa Ann for President!

@¡Andrew!: It is pretty vanilla. You’d think with all that money there would be…style…

@¡Andrew!: I almost moved on Lawrence Welk Drive, right off Champagne Blvd. near the Champagne Village Mobile Homes.

@nojo: Whose head was dropped? Ted Williams?

@JNOV: The Lawrence Welk Towers are here in Saint Monica, near my office.

@Dodgerblue: He got around. I think I was looking in Escondido.

The movie needs a wet T-shirt jumping jacks sequence with the Talibunny and a lesbian make out scene with Ann Coulter.

Or the helicopter hunting dream sequence me and Nojo put together for the musical.

Anyone here approach here with the libretto yet, by the way?

@¡Andrew!: “Lots of dollars, no sense” is what we used to say when I waited tables at a country club and also at catered events at members’ McMansions. The tacky ass shit rich people buy never ceases to amaze me.

@JNOV: Lenny Bruce had a routine about a junkie musician trying to explain his problem to Welk. “I’ve got a monkey on my back, man.” “Oh, a pet, how wunnafull!”

@¡Andrew!: And that is what happens when the nouveau riche try to ape their betters.

@SanFranLefty: Oklahoma and Texas are a treasure trove of examples. There was a particular style I called “Tulsa Tudor.” I’m sure you can imagine.

@Mistress Cynica: Here they’re called Bellevue Mansions, and they’re all pseudo-traditional, mock-Craftsman pastiches that extend as far as the eye can see. Little boxes on the hillside and they’re all made out of ticky tacky. There’s a green one and a blue one and pink one and a yellow one and they’re all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same. @ JNOV: Now look what you’ve done!

Now this recently restored, exquisite Cliff May masterpiece in Sullivan Canyon is my humble idea of heaven on Earth. I’m positively giddy just looking at the photos. Oh the Daffy Duck backflips I would do were I able to afford it!

@FlyingChainSaw: I really could use those extra dimensions promised by string theory. I’d use one of them to work on the musical.

@Mistress Cynica: Oh, these were the “Tuscany in Texas” faux Italian chateaus plopped on 3 acres of a “ranchette” in the Hill Country. I gag just thinking about them. So much stucco. Pink stucco. FUCK ME!

And inevitably they’d have some ugly ass statue that was supposed to be southwestern (think aquamarine howling coyotes that would make RML and every other New Mexican weep), and then bizarre Asian-esque statues of elephants and ginormous vases.

I would just try not to get caught drinking or toking up behind a six foot vase (nothing like hearing a Texas lady try to say “vaaahhhhs”) and/or pissing my pants laughing at my PhD candidate coworkers meticulously analyzing and mocking the decoration.

@SanFranLefty: Nothing makes one more bitter than an advanced degree in art history.

@SanFranLefty: It’s not pink, it’s coral. Heh heh!

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