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Not Amy Winehouse

Despite what you may think, this is not Amy Winehouse.

Did you hear that Amy Winehouse died?

Though somewhat expected (at least from what DARE taught me), the news still came as a terrible shock.

And thus, with Amy’s passing, it seems appropriate to look back on her life and career.

But I’m not really that kind of blogger.

And I fear doing so would include me plagiarizing from Wikipedia.

So instead I’m going to tell you a short little story involving the girl above.

(Who is Allison, by the way.)

Then pause for a moment of silence.

Which, on the Internet, is more like a millisecond of silence.

But I figured it was the least I could do.

Monday night, I got a few of my friends to come with me to see Source Code at a local drafthouse and cinema. I did this because the movie was only $1 and I like to eat while doing all other activities.

(p.s. I’ve now devoted quite a lot of mental focus to the movie’s ending, and have come to the conclusion it makes no sense. If you disagree/could explain it to me, feel free to email me at megan@bestoffates.com for further clarification. Thank you.)

About an hour into the film, as I was bent over, laughing hysterically, Allison leaned over and whispered into my ear.

“We’re the only ones laughing.”

Which, once she mentioned it, became obviously true.

And made me feel quite self-conscious for the other patrons.

‘Cause, really, it was hilarious.

He’s beating up this random guy on a train like a lunatic. 

Tell me that’s not comedy gold.

Sometimes, I just don’t get other people.

Pause for moment of silence

Did you really pause?

‘Cause God is watching

I’m pretty sure he puts some focus on not following blog instructions,


{ 17 comments… add one }

  • Holly July 27, 2011, 9:13 am

    It is comedy gold when it’s Jake Gyllenhaal beating someone up like a lunatic because he’s about as butch as a pair of lacey underpants.

    However, I haven’t seen Prince of Persia, so that opinion is based on only having 98% of the information.

    R.I.P. Amy Winehouse. They never did succeed in making you go to rehab.

  • Bodaciousboomer July 27, 2011, 11:11 am

    Don’t fret about not doing a retrospective on Amy kiddo. I didn’t do one either; but plenty of other people did anyway; so I think her life was well covered.

  • KLZ July 27, 2011, 11:18 am

    Everything about that movie looked hilarious and I only saw the trailer. But I’d probably watch the whole thing for $1.

    Not Prince of Persia though.

  • Mindee@ourfrontdoor July 27, 2011, 12:12 pm

    I totally paused even though I am old and can not tell you one single thing about Amy Winehouse or her career except that she had some, er, substance issues.

  • sharon July 27, 2011, 12:37 pm

    Thank you! I had a similar moment In harry potter when filch started sweeping up the rubble of a totally destroyed hogwarts. No one else laughed! Anyway, you also need to call me:)

    • Skye July 27, 2011, 12:47 pm

      That moment was totally funny! I think our whole group laughed- though, looking back, I can’t remember if anyone else did…

    • Kristen July 28, 2011, 2:20 am

      That scene in Harry Potter was hilarious!

  • Skye July 27, 2011, 12:51 pm

    I remember a time in college (also with Allison) when we were the only ones laughing at a scene in Knocked Up, when the guy tries really awkwardly to propose with an empty box because he can’t afford a ring. It was HILARIOUS but everyone else in the room was going “awwww” like it was endearing! People are weird.

  • ellemck1 July 27, 2011, 2:50 pm

    I laughed at that part in Knocked Up too! Glad other people did, because I was afraid I was just heartless…

    But now I have to see Source Code because Jake I’m too lazy to look at how to spell his last name beating up a guy on the train like a lunatic sounds hilarious!

  • MommaKiss July 28, 2011, 9:58 am

    Poor Amy. Sadly, it was her destiny, methinks.

    This movie? no clue what you’re talking about. But I’m too lazy to google it.

  • Stephanie @ Figments of a Mom July 29, 2011, 9:45 am

    Now I must see this movie. And where is this drafthouse/cinema you speak of? The only one I ever knew about was in D.C. and I was disappointed to learn they aren’t more widespread.

  • alonewithcats July 29, 2011, 5:35 pm

    If only Amy had had a cheerful purple dinosaur (or, off the top of my head … cats) to keep her company.

  • WorldsWorstMoms July 30, 2011, 2:04 pm

    This reminds me of when my friend and I went to see “Message in a Bottle,” and everyone else was crying. And I was looking at my friend out of the corner of my eye, thinking, “This is the stupidest movie, ever. Is she crying, too?” Turns out we both were trying not to crack up.

  • SuzRocks August 1, 2011, 1:11 pm

    I haven’t seen the movie- although I was thinking about watching it tonight. We shall see. Poor Amy. I did like her music a lot- but I sort of wonder how she couldn’t have know that was gonna happen sooner or later.

    Speaking of drug addicts, there was a patient the other day who used coke. He was 72. We’re like, “how is it that you do coke till your 72, and Amy can’t make it past 27?!”

  • Mimi August 1, 2011, 5:14 pm

    Haha, I did that with Lord of the Rings- seriously, all of them, could not stop laughing. The theater must have hated us… I just have some friends that happens with 🙂

  • SpilledInkGuy August 1, 2011, 6:38 pm

    I wonder how God is on a rolling pause…

  • Missy Jill (What's Going On Here!?) August 8, 2011, 8:43 am

    I’m pretty sure I’m the only one laughing, many, many a time. Those are the best friends, the ones that laugh at the same places in movies.

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