LeBron James: Today, you will be playing the role of Lloyd Christmas.
The WIFE hates sports, as we all know by now.
A good number of ’em do.
But there are things that the WIFE actually hates more, and the movie Dumb and Dumber is one of those things.
“Pointless” is a word that she has used to describe the 1994 classic.
There are a plethora more phrases that she has muttered, all terms that Lloyd Christmas likely couldn’t pronounce.
“Stupid”, she says.
“Dumb”, she exclaims.
Yeah, that’s no secret. It’s right there in the title. “That’s the point, and it’s hilarious”, I’ll always say.
This back and forth is common, especially when the movie is on TV, or gets quoted amongst my buddies and I.
The WIFE claims that we only quote Dumb and Dumber or Austin Powers.
We are robbing ourselves of normal, intelligent conversation.
Yeah, it was swiped away by some “sweet old lady on a motorized cart”.
That’s simply not true, as we pepper in all kinds of comedies, from Fletch, to Wedding Crashers, to Men in Black. Of course, the lines from Wedding Crashers, she truly appreciates, but that’s a story for another day.
What she doesn’t understand is that most guys use movie quotes to liven up manly communication, and if we didn’t have them, we would still be cavemen walking around with a club in our hands, dragging them by their hair.
They should feel fortunate.
Yeah, let’s go with that.
But this story has nothing to do with quotes, movies, or bickering about slapstick humor.
It has everything to do with LeBron James and the Dumb and Dumber mashup that a user named Tag McNamara (18lives.com) recently placed on YouTube, raking in more than 450,000 views, to date.
It’s short. It fits. It’s funny. It’s perfect.
I love it.
She hates it.
She hates it because it combines her least favorite movie with the sports world.
She hates it because it ties in an overblown LeBron story that has been bleeding into her entertainment headlines.
She hates it because she knows neither are going away, especially with Dumb and Dumber To landing in theaters later this year. November 14th, to be exact.
For me, it’s thirty quick seconds that bring a smile or a chuckle every single time I watch it.
For her, it’s thirty seconds of pure hell.
So, grab a snack and enjoy it.
“Nah, I swallowed a big June bug while we were drivin’, I’m not really hungry.”
Smart move, because I “hocked on your burger“.
Oh, c’mon man, don’t be mad, “it was just a goof”.
(H/T Larry Brown Sports)