I spent most of last week on ‘planes, trains and automobiles.’ Unlike Steve Martin and John Candy in the iconic film of the same name, I suffered only minor delays in my journeys, but was constantly annoyed by one group of travelers —
Backpackers clog the aisles of both airplanes and trains and, for reasons unbeknownst to me, appear to have no idea of the additional girth their over-the-shoulder luggage adds to their body. They careen down the center aisle, bumping people on either side (and behind when they need to back up).
Apparently the backpack cushions their body from all collisions too, because they never seem to notice or feel the need to apologize.
So, if any backpackers are reading this, take note the next time you travel. You leave behind a wake of bruised body parts and bad attitudes…
And they all have your name on ’em.
Posted in Airplanes, Business, Cars, Celebrities, Humor, trains, Travel
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During a class meeting today, I had reason to utter the words —
…which brought to mind the iconic scene from The Jerk starring Steve Martin.
When I mentioned the movie to my class, they stared at me unknowingly. One student, trying to be helpful, said, “I’ve heard of Steve Martin.
So, for their education — and everyone’s viewing pleasure — I include the aforementioned clip here.
I hope you are inspired to watch The Jerk…
And learn your special purpose.
Posted in Celebrities, Comedy, Education, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies
Tagged celebrities, class, comedy, education, entertainment, Humor, i'm somebody, movie clip, Movies, phone book, special purpose, Steve Martin, The Jerk movie, viewing pleasure
Yet another taxi.
That’s how I traveled from Boston this morning…made a brief stop home in New York City mid-day…and arrived in Philadelphia early this evening.
I can’t help but think —
Steve Martin and John Candy would be proud.
Posted in Business, Celebrities, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies, transportation, Travel
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“Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.” -Steve Martin
I saw We are the Millers this week and did not puke once.
I did laugh a lot — often very loudly.
In fact, I am confounded why a majority of movie critics were so harsh toward the comedy.
Perhaps I have seen too many R-rated comedies, but I think the “offensive content” in Millers pales in comparison to The Hangover trilogy or, say, This is the End.
The movie actually supported family values, for cripes sake…albeit in a subversive, round-the-bend way.
Plus, watching Kathryn Hahn — who plays the wife of an RV family the Millers encounter on their journeys — scream bloody murder for a full minute is worth the cost of the ticket.
So ignore the critics like you usually do and laugh a lot. If you find it offensive…
Well, consider that a bonus.
Posted in Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Family, Humor, Movies, Summer, Travel
Tagged comedy, commentary, entertainment, family values, film, Humor, Kathryn Hahn, laugh, laughter, movie critics, movie ticket, Movies, offensive content, puke, quote, R-rate comedies, RV, Steve Martin, summer, The Hangover movie, This is the End movie, Travel, We are the Millers movie
It’s awards season. And guess who won??
That’s right. The Sticky Egg has won its second Versatile Blogger Award, courtesy of fellow blogger — and no doubt awesome human being — Hyperactive Inefficiency.
Thanks so much!
When I received my first nod last year from The Word Nymph, I didn’t pay it forward as is every winner’s prerogative.
Not this year.
Therefore, I hereby bestow The Versatile Blogger Award on the following blogs that I have recently discovered and find interesting and fresh:
And, in keeping with another awards rule, here are a few things about me that you might not know:
- I once had a dog named Booger. And my best friend in college? Had a dog named Booger.
- I was a member of the original Steve Martin Fan Club — arrow-through-the-head, certificate, you name it.
- I keep three calendars.
- I love buying purses but hate carrying them.
- I have a habit of living in cities for seven years, then moving. (What’s that about?)
I’m also supposed to write a blog post about at least one of these facts in the near future, so stay tuned.
And thanks, as always, for reading The Egg!
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