August 27, 2008

"Hey, look! It's my giant underpants!"

33 comments:

Meade said...

Ah. Now I can die.

Peter V. Bella said...

Reminds me of the thong scene in Shallow Hal(I think that was the name of the movie).

Tibore said...

What does is say about me that I saw the "giant underpants!" line and clicked on the post anyway?... :-/

Ron said...

Does he blog in those? Betcha Megan knows!

A nun? Is he trying to make moonshine Nun's Oath? Call the BATF! (Blogging, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms)

Is this connected to the DNC convention somehow? Do we have tape of Biden doing this, you know, to go with the older tape of Clinton doing this?

I'll bet this is the DNC equivalent of the entry into Skull and Bones...Ask Bush 41!

mcg said...

Damn racist.

chuck b. said...

Giant underpants, wigs, bubbles, Christmas lights, and little bottles of vodka. Things you can never have too many of.

Triangle Man said...

Google fight gives a strong margin of victory to "underwear" (60,500,000 results) over "underpants" (5,140,000 results).

vbspurs said...

OMG. Even when I was a kid I never understood the attraction to Pee Wee's TV show.

This is the kind of guy mother warned me not to take candy from. Showing his underpants to kids is just paedo code 'for hold my wiener'.

Cheers,
Victoria

Meade said...

Now now, Vic. Quirky, sure, but i don't think Paul Reubens is a child molester. Is he?
I still find his character hilarious.

chuck b. said...

Pee-Wee Herman is marmite, as Simon might say. (Me, I love him. [him=Pee-Wee; Simon's alright too, but has he ever made a turban of giant underpants?])

UWS guy said...

Which comedian explained what made words funny?

I think it dealt with underpants vs. underwear (ann alluded to it in the previous post).

which is why she uses underpants.

MadisonMan said...

This Scene cracks me up every time.

vbspurs said...

I'd love to know, UWS. I once heard something similar from the writers of the old "Show of Shows".

Most of them spoke Yiddish at home growing up, and they said any word ending in "ish" is by default funny.

Also, 'three' is a funny number.

This is why I like Seinfeld, not for his show (which I have never watched, I know I know) but because he can spend hours talking about his métier.

"What makes something funny?".

It's fascinating.

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vbspurs said...

Meade, wasn't he found to be part of a ring of has-been Hollywood actors into kiddie porn?

I seem to remember him and the principal from "Ferris Bueller" being nabbed by cops, and having their computer seized.

I could be wrong, but he's still always been creepy to me. :)

chuck b. said...

He pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge as part of a settlement. They said it was porn, he said it was an art collection. Was it ever shown publicly? I'm not inclined to trust the goverment.

UWS guy said...

Wha? Pax Americana looks like Pax Romana? Who would have thunk?

I mean, don't secret service agents carry the fasces?

vbspurs said...

Thanks, Chuck B. I see you give him the benefit of the doubt.

I would too, if not for the whole masturbating inside a Florida porn theatre biness. That's nasty, yo.

chuck b. said...

It's gross, but that is what a lot of people do in porn theaters. Or so I'm told.

vbspurs said...

As fortune would have it, I'm in Florida.

I'll get back to you!

UWS guy said...

Although interestingly, wikipedia states that "pax yada yada" refers to the empire at it's prime and ergo at a period of peace and minimal military expansion hence the "pax" I suppose.

So even if we are an empire, it is not Pax Americana...

so Ignore my previous post...

Ann Althouse said...

UWS guy, I was going to link to that old post when I wrote this. It's When one word is funnier than another.

MadisonMan said...

Today is Paul Reubens' birthday! Happy Birthday Paul! Thanks for PeeWee!

If you want to see a classic episode: youtube the PeeWee with Grace Jones. Hilarious!

AllenS said...

One could only imagine what Maxine would do with a pair of Ann's underpants. Creepiness personified. I'd like to waterboard Freder with a large pair of underpants. Priceless, without a doubt.

madawaskan said...

I imagine Maxine has a whole drawerful of goodies to play with but still one booby hatch short of a full set....

blake said...

Victoria,

I don't think they had much on Mr. Reubens, given the plea bargain. I got the vibe that someone on the force was out to get him.

Interestingly, I can't recall a time where Reubens actually worked with kids. Were they on Pee-Wee's playhouse? (I haven't seen much of that show.) If he were a practicing pedophile, I suspect we'd have heard of it by now. (Children's TV host as pedophile is too tempting a storyline, as rhharding might say.)

Dunno about Jones. Great actor, though.

Ann Althouse said...

Masturbating in a porn theater is a legal violation on the level of speeding. If you ever speed, leave Pee Wee alone.

bill said...

Pee Wee's Playhouse is out on DVD. Occasionally some kids would show up, but not often.

The porn theater thing happened more than a year after he'd stopped filming the show. CBS was still running it and yanked (heh heh) the rest off the air.

Ron said...

Isn't masturbating the raison d'etre of porn theaters? Or is that Florida?

Bissage said...

Years and tears ago (probably 1978 or 79), friends talked me into seeing a porn movie. It was in a regular sized movie theater past its prime and there were maybe 20 or 30 old men watching the movie. Each was by himself and it looked like someone had arranged them so they were as far away from each other as they could get.

Some had coats or jackets on their laps, I kid you not. I was pretty naïve back then (still am), but even I could figure out what that was all about.

Anyway, every now and then, you’d hear this muted bell coming from the back of the theater. It sounded sort of like those bells shop owners put on the counter by the cash register.

Dink . . . dink . . . dink.

And then an usher would appear and walk up and down the aisles with a flashlight.

Never did figure out what that was all about. And I wasn’t about to ask.

The world will never know . . .

Bissage said...

. . . same as the world will never know why no one on this thread has made a joke about the "Sisterhood of the Giant Underpants."

Go figure.

Bissage said...

Years and TEARS ago.

TEARS.

How true . . . how very, very true.

Ha!

A sad, sad little "ha."

El Presidente said...

"Masturbating in a porn theater is a legal violation on the level of speeding. If you ever speed, leave Pee Wee alone."

--Both can do real damage to the guy in front of you.