Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mad World

Can anyone explain why I've had goddamn Tears For Fears constantly running through my head for the past two weeks?

And if anyone says fucking Donnie Darko I will find the old workroom of HG Wells (I don't care what anyone says, The Time Machine is totally autobiographical), steal his time machine, traverse to your father's thirteenth birthday and castrate him, so that way neither you nor your comment will exist via the most commonly-accepted theories regarding the space-time continuum. Predestination paradox, bitches.

Extrapolate that.

(Let it be known that I have no ill feelings towards Donnie Darko, other than the fact that I was at a bar about a month ago that happened to have two movies playing, one of which was Donnie Darko, and the second was a movie whose title I couldn't remember, so I asked like every single person in the bar, "Hey, what movie is that? The one that is not Donnie Darko?" and pointed to the television that was not playing Donnie Darko, and every single fucking person told me it was goddamn Donnie Darko. I was about ready to go all fucking Donnie Darko on everyone.)

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21 comments:

tysdaddy said...

Fucking awesome movie, Donnie Darko. Maybe they had both versions playing . . . ?

And there ain't nothing wrong with Tears for Fears. Probably one of the most thought-provoking mainstream acts to grace the 80s.

Donnie Darko, in a bar. That would be so cool . . .

gyna said...

hahaha that night ended up being terrible anyway- so really that wasn't the worst of it.

also- i always have tears for fears stuck in my head, mostly though because of my ipod. but still- everyone WANTS to rule the world...

Nikki B. said...

i would say there's nothing to worry about...as long as you're not finding yourself dancing that way, as well!

Bluestreak said...

That might be the best threat I've ever heard. Ever.

Erin Alberty said...

"Predestination paradox, bitches."

That is my battle cry of the day. And yesterday. And tomorrow.

As a Presbyterian and Darko devotee, I am laughing my ass off.

Betsey Booms said...

Why do you wear that stupid man suit?

I think it's because you do NOT have The Killing Moon stuck in your head.

That's just my guess.

Betsey Booms said...

Oh and if it helps, every time my husband goes out to put down new grass seed, I remind him of what he needs to sing...

And sure enough I at the very least can hear him humming "Sowing The Seeds Of Love".

Betsey Booms said...

Oh and PPS! Good pick on Seth Green. I'm with you on that one.

Rassles said...

Tys: I agree on the awesomeness of DD. But the other one was some movie with the woman from the Brady Bunch Movie who totally wants Greg. Whatever her name is. I think.

Gyna: Whatever, I had fun. But it was probably because we were completely torturing you.

Nikki: I have bad news, because as far as I'm concerned, there's no better way to groove.

Blues: My threats transcend space and time.

Erin: Are you as turned on by Richard Kelly as I am?

Boomer: You are such a fuckass. And, um...(inappropriate thoughts of Seth Green).

pistols at dawn said...

I'm worse off - I've had the Kenny Loggins/Steve Perry song "Don't Fight It" in my head because I am obsessively watching "Yacht Rock 4" on the YouTubes.

"Some people when they hear the groove/shake their heads 'cuz they just don't approve." So true, Kenny.

Betsey Booms said...

Kenny Loggins/Steve Perry

Wait? Isn't this the combination that forms the Apocalypse of Righteousness that ends the world?

prayingtodarwin said...

I don't know why you have it in your head, but I know why it's in mine, now.

Bitch.

mongoliangirl said...

Oh Rassles. I just want to see you go all Donnie Darko on somebody's ass. Our offer to give you a chainsaw and set you free in our front yard just to see what happens is still on the table. Think that might get us to the Donnie Darko moment? Close?

Mister Crowley said...

Dammit. Gyna got there first with the "everybody wants to rule world" comment. Bah.

nursemyra said...

you could try watching a movie with a soundtrack by philip glass instead.....

:-)

Kitty said...

I bet I know exactly which song is in your head.

"Sowing the Seeds of Love." I just read one of your other posts about the tree, the shade, and children needing to grow and you not being able to write what you wanted in a letter.

Rassles said...

Pistols: I just...I don't know what to do. Because...I love Kenny Loggins, with...with all my heart...and I, I didn't, I didn't like, KNOW about "Yacht Rock," and...and now I KNOW, and, I...I love it. So...thank you.

(This is almost better than episodes one and two of "Drunk History.")

Boomer: I'm so pissed that you said it before I could.

Ginny: You love it.

Mongo: I'll do my damnedest, but I don't want to end up burning your barn down.

Crow: Hah hah, sucker.

Nurse: But I can only watch Koyaanisqatsi so many times. After awhile I just walk around chanting, "Ko-yaaaaaahhhhnis-qaaaaat-siiiii" in that low voice, and everyone thinks I'm crazy.

Kitty: No, dude, "Mad World." But now it's "Sowing Seeds of Love."

Gwen Jackson said...

When I was in high school they used to play that Tears for Fears song "Everybody wants to rule the world" every goddamn morning of every goddamn day right before homeroom. Tears for Fears at 7 am is not for the faint of heart. So I can empathize with the horrible situation of having their music on a loop in your skull. I saw Donnie Darko once when I couldn't sleep. Freaked me out, but I remember thinking it was awesome. I was very sleep-deprived so I don't know if that is a valid opinion or not. Anyway, great post...Love your blog, in general!

Gypsy said...

Great. Tears for Fears. Now I have scenes from Real Genius scrolling through my head. Specifically the one with the popcorn that ruins the douchebag's house.

Also: "Do you mind if I name my first child after you? "Dipshit Knight" has a nice ring to it."

Also, also: I failed the little word verification doohickey. It always makes me feel so useless. And blind.

Rassles said...

Gwen: Oh, man, but I love Tears for Fears. I really, truly do.

Gypsy: Also: "Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?"

LaiLani Ali said...

I pretty much hated the movie Donnie Darko.