Two years and screwball comedies

Posted by Thomas Thu, 14 Sep 2006 23:55:05 +0000

It’s been two years since my first blog entry. Not nearly as long as many on the web. It seems like a fairly long time, until I think that I’ve been here for 17 months, which only makes about 6 months worth of blogging while in CS, which doesn’t sound like very long at all. Odd how often time seems both short and long simultaneously…

For your enjoyment, a listing of thoroughly enjoyable, truly screwball comedies (feel free to add others in comments). Hollywood needs to make more of these.
Top Secret!
The Naked Gun
Hot Shots!
Animal House
Young Frankenstein
Loaded Weapon
Robin Hood: Men in Tights

And, a random quote, which seems plausible:

Ugly programs are like ugly suspension bridges: they’re much more liable to collapse than pretty ones, because the way humans (especially engineer-humans) perceive beauty is intimately related to our ability to process and understand complexity.

Posted in General, Movies | 5 Comments


  1. Marc Brubaker said on September 15, 2006 @ 1:51 pm:

    I just bought The Naked Gun for $4.99 this week at Best Buy. How awesome is that?

    Don’t forget The Princess Bride.

  2. bigbrother0074 said on September 16, 2006 @ 1:38 am:

    i can’t believe you would leave off blazing saddles. and i think dr. strangelove probably should be in there too, especially for the screwball part

  3. Thomas said on September 16, 2006 @ 12:51 pm:

    I only half forgot. I meant to put “like all of Mel Brooks films”, but forgot…

  4. Gregoroz said on September 29, 2006 @ 12:52 pm:

    You forgot UHF, and The Holy Grail

  5. bigbrother0074 said on September 30, 2006 @ 3:53 am:

    i thought UHF was meh…

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