Monday, 24 November 2008

Mark of the beast

Every morning for the last week I have had to run the gauntlet into work.

It's getting so bad that I can't look, I have to literally leg it and stay transfixed at the ceiling.

Thank god I have yet to bump into anyone while running.

Let's be clear - Barry Levinson is a great director. The guy's won an Oscar.

For me his finest moment is the scene in High Anxiety where he cameos as a psychotic bellman who attacks Mel Brooks with a newspaper in a spoof of the shower scene from Psycho.

However.

It's his latest film that's causing me all the distress.

Here is a poster of it at Bond Street tube station, in a passage that leads to the Central Line platform.

It's just so bad.

Looking at it now makes my teeth itch.

Dear Barry Levinson,

This is an appeal - on behalf of me and for the safety of others at Bond Street tube station who I may bump into while running and screaming, until the poster is removed or amended...

Please get your people to add a fucking question mark to the goddam title...

Fuck!


Thanks Bazza.

Luvs ya and most of your work.

Bobs

11 comments:

fleetmonkey said...

Neeee Naaa Neee Naaa its Bobby abd the Grammar Police

In my opinion it doesn't need to have a question mark as it might not be a question as opposed to being a statement.

Does it ... oops ?

Bobby Cox said...

Fleets! Type me a sentence beginning with "what" that is a question and not a statement...
Now shh! I am practicising the Beyonce dance moves...

N1David said...

Sorry Bobby -

I agree with Fleetmonkey... conversation along the lines of:
"Wasn't that odd?"
"What was odd?"
"What just happened."

Ricky said...

Actually it is a statement, as in (Here is) What Just Happened. Makes perfect sense!

nyc said...

What a great idea! -- no question mark needed :)

dickophile said...

really? a question mark has you in a tizzy? i dare you to go and spray one on the poster! i double doggie style dare ya!

Bobby Cox said...

N1Dave, ricky and NYC - okay, okay... you win! Clever clogs ;-)
Although - although -There are only six ways to start a sentence, using either subject, participle, convunction adverb, adjective and phrase. In that case 'what' is a pronoun and you can't start a sentence on a pronoun unless it's a question...
NYC - technically 'what a great idea!' is a rhetorical question.. but bla bla.
Please throw tomatoes at me for being a loser and a pedant.
But the poster still makes my eyes twitch when I look at it...
I think this is getting loser-ish. Or more like I have made it loser-ish! x x
(and don't throw tomatoes - that's a joke).
What is a joke?
What I just said...
mwhahahahahahhahaha


Dicks - what is a double dogy-style dare?

Ricky said...

You're missing the point - not a sentence at all, but a title...

dickophile said...

haha. its just a joke. theres this thing in the states where when idiotic school children dare each other to do things they then double dog dare someone which means they really have to do it. it is the ultimate of dares. why i dont know. but im gay and naughty so instead of double dog daring you i double doggy style dared you.

Anonymous said...

The book it's based on is called 'What Just Happened ?'. My personal movie title bete noire is 'Deuce Bigelow Male Gigolo'.

Nix said...

Dearest Bobster. There is no question mark because some filmmakers consider it bad luck to use a question mark in a film's title. cf Who Framed Roger Rabbit. There are plenty of exceptions - Baby Jane and Virginia Woolf, for example - but I'll bet this is the reason why in this instance. Nx