[Sca-cooks] The 50th annual SCA-Cooks Thanksgiving list!

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Wed Nov 22 20:30:44 PST 2006

On Nov 22, 2006, at 10:45 PM, Sue Clemenger wrote:

> "Shaun of the Dead???" "Bubba-Hotep" sounds weird but funny...what  
> is it?
> --Maire, who plans on watching costume flicks all weekend, since Crazy
> Mike's didn't have a copy of Firefly.....

"Shaun of the Dead" is a rather gruesome comedy made by the people  
responsible for the UK version of the TV series, "The Office". It's  
set in the exact same story arc/timeline as the later remade/retooled  
George Romero zombie movies, such as "Dawn of the Dead" and "Land Of  
the Dead", except this is a comedy. The strongly implied question  
seems to be, when a middle-class community on the outskirts of a  
large English city is overrun by shambling, groaning, flesh-eating  
zombies, would most people notice the difference?

"Bubba Ho-Tep" is another rather bizarre horror-comedy, this one  
based on a novella by Joe R. Lansdale, a fave of mine. It concerns a  
revenant Egyptian mummy, surviving parasitically on the life force of  
the elderly residents of an East Texas nursing-home, whose deaths are  
assumed to be from natural causes. Only Elvis and John F. Kennedy (or  
two inmates who may have identity issues - in the novella this aspect  
is made more clear) can stop it! Bravura performances by Bruce  
Campbell as Elvis and Ossie Davis as JFK!


"S'ils n'ont pas de pain, vous fait-on dire, qu'ils  mangent de la  
brioche!" / "If there's no bread to be had, one has to say, let them  
eat cake!"
     -- attributed to an unnamed noblewoman by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  
"Confessions", 1782

"Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?"
     -- Susan Sheybani, assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry  
Holt, 07/29/04

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