May 12, 2006

Siskel and Ebert, uncensored.

The deleted scenes.

I haven't watched them yet, because I'm in a café and forgot my earphones. But judging from the comments at the link -- it's Metafilter -- there's some deliciously nasty stuff.

19 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Dammit! You're having a day of absolutely great blogging, and I'm grading final exams. I am in soooo much trouble because of you and your blog. I just want you to know that.

Troy said...

Pretty good stuff. It also confirms what I always thought was a certain hostility to religion. I know they were only "kidding" but Gene was a little vitriolic (though funny).

It seems they really did have a brotherly relationship -- my brother and I bust on each other all the time like that and go off on riffs.

Roeper is OK, but he's not Siskel (how could he be?) I agree with Elizabeth -- you are enabling me to avoid preparing for class.

Ann Althouse said...

Hey, I've got exams here too! One could set rules: grade a question, earn ten clicks.

Jacques Cuze said...

1987, George Bush I, President....

Siskel and Ebert, uncensored...

Come-on band together people. Let's overthrow the country.

Protestants, people who sort of want a religion.

Let's shake hands, the Catholics and the fucking Jews, we go back a few years together.

Come-on. We're real! We're real! We get down and we get dirty!

We were burning each other when Martin Luther was only a gleam in his mother's eye.

Elizabeth said...

Using your 1 question to 10 clicks ratio, I am far behind. But at least there is the promise of other things. You see, even the commenter formerly known as qoxxo makes more sense than some of my more challenged Intro to Poetry students do on their essay questions. It's not pleasant reading bad prose hour after hour. I love my students. I've taught 'em all some good stuff this semester. But now I want them to go away.

Ok, back to grading. See y'all a bit later.

MadisonMan said...

I just have to write a final -- it's given on Monday -- so I'm not in trouble quite yet. Please don't post interesting things next Thursday, when I'll have to be grading.

Palladian said...

"1987, George Bush I, President...."

George HW Bush wasn't president in 1987. Or is this some sort of "he was the secret president because Reagan was senile" statement?

You're drunker than Siskel appears in these clips.

Jacques Cuze said...

Hey Illudium-Q36, you're right about that. Good catch! It was of course not GB I, but RRaygun.

Thanks Marvin, I stand corrected.

Troy said...

Elizabeth... I had a student complaining about profs taking more than a week handing back papers and (there were about 40 students in this class) I basically told her (nicely) reading 40 10-pagers is like reading a big (and poorly written) book in less than a week ideally -- I actually try to pay attention to what I'm reading and only about 10-20% is worth reading more closely.

Anyway -- I'm already into summer session and am done with my spring exams (not that I'm gloating mind you). I can click away -- until nap time is over for Sabrina.

Ann Althouse said...

Is Siskel drunk or does he have a brain tumor?

Ebert makes fun of how S garbles his words, but I'm thinking it was the tumor!

SippicanCottage said...

Quxxo, you really should lay down a good base meal of Monkey Brains!" before mixing prescription medication and malt liquor. Luncheon with the Kennedys today?

What kind of Jews were those, exactly?

Jacques Cuze said...

Siskel was a Chicago-based Hollywood Jew I would assume.

PatCA said...

Funny stuf...they obviously had great affection for each other.

TheOctillion said...

meanwhile, at the very same time, the beginnings of Big Brother

MadisonMan said...

What great clips and excellent rapport.

I wonder how often Roger Ebert thinks about Gene Siskel -- they do seem so fond of each other in the clips.

Palladian said...

It's not a tumor! Siskel died in 1999 and these clips are from 1987.

Unless "Brain Tumor" was the name of a Chicago rum and vodka cocktail.

vbspurs said...

Hey, does any Althouser want to play bitchy Siskel to my unnervingly arrogant, Ebert?

Here's my film review of "Goal! The Impossible Dream" to rev up the thumbs.

Hey, I can't return after a week's absence, without at least one self-serving linkypoo.

P.S.: I only watched a few minutes of Part I before I had to turn it off. Ouch. Being a masochist however, I shall continue later.

Cheers,
Victoria

Tibore said...

Victoria
Parts 2 and 3 get a lot better. In part 1, they really seemed pissed at each other, but in part 2 and 3, they seem to be having a ball. A ball ripping on each other, perhaps, but still having fun.

Part 1 just looks like it was a bad day.

Townleybomb said...

Awesome-- I have a 10th generation VHS dub of part of the "Protestants" one, but have never seen the whole thing. Almost as much of a classic as Heavy Metal Parking Lot.

Ayhfet: Hebrew for "Reader's Digest". Contrary to Ebert, it is actually considered canonical by some Hasidim.