Saturday Afternoon Ewww - May 4, 2013

Cidu Bill on May 4th 2013


Bekki Vanderlende and Andréa:


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12 Responses to “Saturday Afternoon Ewww - May 4, 2013”

  1. Inkwell May 4th 2013 at 12:30 pm 1

    Second was a LOL for me. I always get huge drinks during a movie then end up regretting it.

  2. Jeff S. May 4th 2013 at 01:00 pm 2

    They must be referring to “The Dark Knight Rises”.

    The first one reminds me of those Wacky Packages that started in the 60s, but it’s still an Ewww.

  3. farmer May 4th 2013 at 05:12 pm 3

    Gee, who ever heard of a 350-holer?

    Are there urinals on the backs of the seats?

  4. zookeeper May 5th 2013 at 10:50 am 4

    double eww

  5. Judge Mental May 5th 2013 at 03:12 pm 5

    Both of these were bona fide Ewwws for me.

    I almost sent the Lint one as an Ewww, but I really didn’t want to see it again. The “Wacky Packages” gag is a semi-regular staple of “Off the Mark”.

  6. Elyrest May 5th 2013 at 07:36 pm 6

    I read a memoir, by a Hollywood film editor, where he described going to the movies as a kid. He wrote, very colorfully, about watching Saturday serials and all the little boys being so entranced with the movies that they would just lean forward and pee on the floor. The theatre seats in the comic don’t sound like such a bad idea after that.

    * I think the book is “When The Shooting Stops … The Cutting Begins: A Film Editor’s Story” by Ralph Rosenblum. It’s a fascinating look at the movie business from the film editor’s perspective. Rosenblum edited “The Pawnbroker”, “The Producer”s, “Goodbye, Columbus” and “Sleeper” among others. If that’s not the right book it’s still worth reading if you’re interested in film-making in the 1950-70s.

  7. Mark in Boston May 5th 2013 at 08:42 pm 7

    Remember movie theaters that showed X-rated movies, long before the VCR was invented?

    Neither do I, so I have to use my imagination about what went on in them.

  8. Andreas May 6th 2013 at 06:33 am 8

    I wonder if the first one is a take on “Lindt” Swiss chocolate

  9. mitch4 May 6th 2013 at 07:20 am 9

    Andreas #8 is surely right. The script name and other design elements in the packaging are a good match.

  10. Scott May 6th 2013 at 01:15 pm 10

    Heh. In the ruins of Ephesus, in Turkey, there is a row of toilets, in the open air now, which look exactly like this. Maybe they had long movies back then also, or maybe it was for those long recitations of the Iliad.

  11. Meryl A May 10th 2013 at 01:27 am 11

    Mark in Boston - husband and I went to many X and even XXX rated movies in the early 70’s - classics as well as others and the theaters were the same as other movie theatres. Sometimes they were regular movie theaters. We saw “Deep Throat” at a twin theater in Lancaster, PA. X rated movies were mainstream films like “Midnight Cowboy” which suddenly became an R after it won the Oscar. XXX movies are what became the videos. The XXX movies were better made and had real sex scenes (anyone see “Love Actually” and how the porn movies are made). A number of main stream actors came out of the XXX movies (yeah, and Ron Jeremy also, he looked like a former brother in law of mine). The videos and the “porn movies” on cable TV are really lacking. Too much plot.

  12. Meryl A May 10th 2013 at 01:28 am 12

    Oops, actually came on to comment - (mainstream) movies keep getting shorter, not longer. I remember when 2 hours was standard and 3 hours not rare. Now many are 90 minutes long, even 80 minutes.

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