I could have gone through life very comfortably without thinking of rick... enjoying his favorite movies.
One of my favorites! I laughed out loud in every panel!
Awesome role model. Although it was his idea to open the ark, and that did not turn out too well.
New Rick is a pervert.
I think old Rick was, too, we just saw it less.
Raiders of the Large Ass was awesome.
So he's saying The army of darkness is targeted at children? That can't be right. I also don't think Star wars was originally for kids.
Besides, as adults we can finally decide for ourselves. There's this great quote I like to use when someone points out I'm doing/watching/using childish things:
C.S. Lewis, "When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
SPOILER ALERT on Wrath of Khan!
"The Incredibles" had dialog that would go over kids' heads, and adults were more likely to appreciate the midlife crisis aspect. Really, all five films were aimed at families, if not adults in particular. Rick just has a skewed idea of these things.
Is there a BI cast page?
@TF: I think you nailed it for all of us - I was confused by Rick's assertion that Scott's choices were not aimed at adults until he explained what he meant - "adult films". Any adult who loves Scott's choices (or even likes or has only ever seen them) would agree that they are not necessarily aimed primarily at children. I, for one, LOVED "The Incredibles" but then again, I have yet to see a Pixar film I didn't at least LIKE. My remaining list tends toward "chick flicks" although "The Princess Bride" might be argued by some as being NOT aimed at adults.
My problem with this particular Basic Instruction is in finding my #1 favorite. My favorites tend to trade places with each other, moving up and down in "popularity" depending on what's going on in my life. I do love highly-quotable flicks, tho, and speaking of "Wrath of Khan", did anyone else out there not realize (like me) that the saying "Revenge is a dish best served cold" was written ORIGINALLY for that film and has been adopted by our culture as being a set-in-stone truth, rather than just a movie quote? I just learned that lately, when watching the series of Star Trek films with my husband. Hmm. Or maybe, my husband is wrong about that, and Khan is actually quoting Shakespeare! I don't feel inclined to Google the source of the phrase, so I won't bother to correct him if he's wrong.
@BI Fan: (from wikipedia) : "However, its earliest identified appearance in European literature is in the 1841 French novel Mathilde by Marie Joseph Eugène Sue: la vengeance se mange très-bien froide — there italicized as if quoting a proverbial saying — published in English translation in 1846 as revenge is very good eaten cold."
Hey Sabine, I loved that quote by C.S. Lewis. I'm making it my screen saver. Thanks for sharing. º¿º
Sabine, I think I'll have to remember that quote.
On an only semi-related note, I got "Help Is On The Way" in the mail today. The bonus strip alone made the purchase worth while.
Fantastic! I love the careful skirting of any possible copyright infringment issues in the second panel. I was laughing so loud as I read this that I got some funny looks from the people around me.
Oh, and Scott's list would probably be my list except that "The Usual Supects" would have been number one.
Are you pregnant on the third panel?
thank you, Ian. For the sake of newlywed harmony, I'm still not going to bother to correct my husband. :D
This may be...I'm hesitant to say it, but...this may be the funniest BI strip ever. Good solid LOL's in all four panels. It just doesn't get any better than this. Take it from me, a BI expert!
Please add a share button to your comics so I can...you know... share them and junk.
"Lesbian Spank Inferno" anyone?
It's not The Army of Darkness, just Army of Darkness. I'd be slightly ashamed to admit I know that, and very ashamed to admit how much that simple mistake irks me, but since I enjoy the film (on a juvenile level, but still) I must not have any shame.
p.s. I tried to say some nice things about your comic but my comment was rejected by your filter. Removing them didn't help but hey, I tried.
"Gremlins", my all time favorite movie, was an adult movie that was hastily marketed to children at the last minute, because Gizmo was so cute. It gave my step sister nightmeres. It gave me nightmeres, too, but I thought the nightmeres were so cool. Sigh. . . now I work for a living and I have to put such childish things like nightmeres away, so I have to get up the next day and go to my cubicle on time.
Army of Darkness is in my top five too.
I though Palpatine was your role model.
There are many good comments, here, but this one in particular struck me as seeming like something Scott himself would write:
"I could have gone through life very comfortably without thinking of rick... enjoying his favorite movies."
Re-reading that line makes me laugh a second time! The subtlety of the ellipsis, and of the euphemism "enjoying," are perfectly executed.