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    Dear, faithful readers: I have not abandoned you.

    Oh, no.

    Nor have I been ill, although I should have been.

    I've been recovering from a severe case of big-mouthus, combined with an attack of the stupids.

    A short while back a person was severely injured whilst being severely stupid, and the media declared this stupidity to have been 'inspired' by a Jackass movie. No one in the forum was sure if this was true, since only the moderator had seen even one of the movies. I instantly came down with an extreme case of big-mouthus and declared that not only would I watch both movies, but I would also document each act of moronic stupidity and post it on my blog so that we may fact-check any future declarations that a stunt was "Jackass-inspired."

    The attack of the stupids occurred a day later when I not only rented both films, but then watched both within 24 hours.

    Needless to say, if it were possible to open my skull and scrub my brain clean, it would have been done already.

    After watching each film, I felt unclean and morally deficient. Granted, the first film was rather funny in a juvenile way, although I still ended the film shaking my head and wondering just how much money MTV had to throw down for damage control. The second film was simply horrific. There were a couple of skits that had me giggle, but the pain these young men inflicted on themselves over and over again was staggering. Even more worrisome was the genuine fear these guys had about some of the stunts, but then they did them anyway. I can only hope there will never be a third film.

    I will be working on my report (and several exams for college) over the next week. Please stay tuned; I am sure you will not be disappointed.

    But if you are, keep it to yourself.


    Beav said...

    I've often wondered what possessed those guys to do such obviously stupidly dangerous stuff. I've come to the conclusion that they talked their way into it, and then felt like they couldn't back out.

    Soo Mi said...

    And that's the basis of my "Jackass Theory of Relativity," which was developed prior to the invention of the show but was proven beyond a doubt by movie #2:

    A jackass makes obnoxious statements and gets boxed into a corner. Rather than back down and look stupid, the jackass chooses to follow through (perhaps because of a misguided sense of obligation: I said it, I own it) and leaves everyone shaking their head in disbelieving wonderment.

    keith said...

    Again, you are one twisted individual but it was great hanging out with you and the family. I have plenty of time to find a karaoke bar for when E gets home and you guys make it back to the homeland in the summer - Keith

    Eric said...

    Don't forget to mention in your report that you thought it was a real old lady in the second movie instead of a kid dressed in drag.

    Looking forward to your report, although I know you're busy lately.

    Vika said...

    That, and they were paid huge sums of money to complete each stunt, from what I heard.