â€˜Bill & Tedâ€™ again?
I was online, looking up goofy factoids in pop culture, when I came across a real humdinger. Apparently Keanu Reeves has been talking to the media about a third installment of the â€œBill & Tedâ€ films.
My jaw dropped and a sharp pain smashed into my brain as I tried to comprehend why anyone would make a third film featuring two goofballs with rock star dreams who are now nearing their 50s.
But it was true. Reeves spoke to MTV News about some of the plot line and whatever. People are working on the script. This just might happen.
Why? Whatâ€™s wrong with Hollywood over the last decade? If itâ€™s not a sequel, itâ€™s a remake of some other film. Have script writers lost all originality?
And why â€œBill & Ted?â€ Sure, the first film had a few chuckles here and there.
Remember the laughs from the sequel? Yeah, me neither.
Iâ€™m sure Reevesâ€™ co-star, Alex Winter, needs the work. Hollywood can be a cruel place for one dimensional actors, and giving this guy hope for a second chance just seems cruel.
See, â€œBill & Tedâ€ has the horrible reek of the â€™80s, a time when bands like Poison and Warrant ruled the airwaves. It does not age gracefully in the history of film. Few comedies do. The jokes are purposely written for a certain time, for the most part.
Will â€œThe Hangoverâ€ be funny to teenagers and college kids 20 years from now? Or will it simply be a relic at which only people of my generation will still laugh?
I mean, it will be pretty depressing to hear two middle-aged men saying â€œrad,â€ â€œtubularâ€ and â€œexcellentâ€ in surfer dialect. Or see them in a garage playing air guitar, or time traveling in a pay phone, which has already become obsolete (for the most part) in our cell phone world. Maybe they will use an app on their i-Phone(s) to bother historic people like Socrates and Napoleon. Just the thought of that makes me shudder.
Celebrities gone bonkers
In other news of the insane, Charlie Sheen is not the only celebrity to have gone out in public and make their manager cry a little on the inside.
Sammy â€œThe Red Rockerâ€ Hagar has written a memoir, which, like most people, I thought would be about his life in music and his time as front man for Van Halen.
But there has been something more hyping the book. Hagar apparently claims he saw a UFO in his younger years â€” in a dream.
Apparently these aliens transmitted him a code with something close to wi-fi, the Red Rocker proclaimed.
But itâ€™s sad to read about the guy who replaced David Lee Roth spouting off about a UFO encounter.
Maybe he did see something, perhaps he had a few too many drinks that night, but thinking aliens may have transmitted him a message in his sleep may have been the real deal is just crazy.
Also visiting Crazy Town is is Randy Quaid â€” always good for a â€œwhat the heck?â€ laugh.
A few months back, he tried to seek asylum in Canada due to his fears that somebody was killing celebrities. While I think calling himself a celebrity is a bit of a stretch, he still went about making these insane rants about someone hunting him down.
He calls this mysterious force a â€œStar Whacker,â€ and he wrote a song about it.
Iâ€™m not kidding, Randy Quaid wrote a song about being chased by â€œStar Whackers.â€ I wish I was making this up as Iâ€™m kind of depressed looking at what I just wrote.
While I find these bizarre factoids humorous, they are also a bit sad. Some people have mental issues and watching them display those in public is partly amusing and partly awful.
But still amusing.
â€˜Bill & Tedâ€™ again?