Jack Black and Nacho Libre  

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6/30/2006 9:37 am

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7/6/2006 7:49 pm

Jack Black and Nacho Libre

Mood: endearingly ridiculous

Anybody seen this recent peice of Jack Black Cinema?

I've particularly liked his somewaht recent bits on SNL.

I first saw him on the SNL episode that first aired on 01-19-02 while flooded to the gills on morphine whilst at my deepest mental depths I've ever sunk in my life. The morphine was administered while hospitalized in a burn ward in a local ICU.

Somehow Jack inspired me and helped give me hope. He was partially instrumental (among a few other influences) in literally starting up my phoenix-like rise from my own ashes. No metaphor on that one. That's telling it straight.

I don't know if it was on that first episode he appeared on but one of my favorite things I ever saw him do on SNL was when he was a contestant dancer. It was something like a modern hip hop version of the old Soul Train show where they have a big "dance off". It was one of those moments that just rattled my ribcage to an unbelievable degree. And he simply went out there and started doing big, rhythmic "handstand donkey kicks with attitude".

It was just too funny.

In my book he's like the new Curly of the Three Stoges. Not the more recent dumb, fat 'Curly Joe' used in the Stooges full length motion pictures or the effeminate "Joe Besser" of the mid to later 50's but the original WWII era Curly Howard. Black is no carbon copy of Curly Howard or anything but is some sort of similar physical comedic talent of quite decent stature.

Plus he's a "joke musician" much like myself with his duo Tenacious D.

My father wanted to see Nacho Libre and he knows nothing about Jack Black so today we've got a movie date. Seeing my mother wither and die right before my eyes just a bit prior to my own incineration made me realize that maybe doing stuff with my own parents like this is not as geeky as I used to think when I was a teenager.

Also one of the sound byte reveiws for Nacho Libre that I heard described it as "endearingly ridiculous". And I've already made the arrangements to include that description of myself in my own obituary whenever that might become necessary.

I'll let you all know what I think of it later.

PS. Todays culinary suggestion ... do not chug a 2 liter bottle of diet pepsi and then swallow a handful of Mentos whole! If you do you'll literally blow up like a bomb!


rm_AnOddGirl 57F
3469 posts
7/1/2006 7:37 am

I was amazed by him in School of Rock!

Ain't no way, I've seen that Video of Diet Coke and Mentos - it rocks...


7/1/2006 9:22 am

    Quoting rm_AnOddGirl:
    I was amazed by him in School of Rock!

    Ain't no way, I've seen that Video of Diet Coke and Mentos - it rocks...

hey Odd Girl!,

I still haven't seen School of Rock bit I hear that's a good one. Jack also did another one of my fave acts on SNL called Bass Off which was a ridiculous long haired rock'n'roll bass solo competition with Will Ferrel which again was way funny to me because may main instrument is also the bass.

Due to "Friday getaway congestion" difficulties and totally insane heat conditions my date with my dad had to be cancelled so my Nacho Libre review may now be delayed until next Friday. Being set in his ways that's the only day my seems to think you can actually see a movie so I humor him on that.

How's the big humidity going there down in the swamp-like environment of the Big Easy?


Whispersoftly5 52F
15176 posts
7/6/2006 8:57 am

I need to see more of him. I've seen him in one thing I think and I laughed so hard I thought I'd crack a rib. He is great!

"endearingly ridiculous" ... I love it!


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