Monday, May 09, 2005

OUR SO-CALLED LIVES

Watching Office Space for the upteenth time with my wife, I realize what draws me to this movie and its ilk on screens big and small: It's the chronicling of the mundane in such artistic fashion. Mike Judge, who wrote the script, is also the genius behind the brilliant King of the Hill (and Beavis and Butthead) cartoon which also captures the inanity of life in America hilariously well. The Simpsons was the first of the modern generation of screen productions to capture this zeitgeist, which somehow seems to be the exclusive domain of the Fox network and comedy central.

4 comments:

Vendelascity said...

Jake, we're gonna need to go ahead and move you downstairs into storage B. We have some new people coming in, and we need all the space we can get. So if you could go ahead and pack up your stuff and move it down there, that would be terrrrrific, OK?

Vendelascity said...

Confidential to Mrs. Ochs:

Has your brain turned to pablum yet, being married to this man? LOL!

Jake said...

umm. yeah... Ah, there's that red stapler I've been looking for...

Vendelascity said...

Is it a Swingline or a Boston stapler? If they take away your stapler, you may have to set the building on fire...