Overdue Review: Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino directs this story about a fateful night at the cinema during the Third Reich. This is Tarantino doing WWII  so obviously this movie is full of horrific content, terrible visuals, and offensive language – you know that if you’ve ever seen something by Tarantino or you know anything about WWII. But honestly the hardest thing to stomach in this movie is the tension. Christoph Waltz – who plays Col. Hans Landa – put me on the edge of my seat the entire time he was on screen, and I fucking loved it.

Tarantino usually blows himself pretty hard when it comes to music choices and those mid-movie title cards, but I think he reined himself in this time. He put a big sour note in the middle of Django Unchained with that title card about Denver or something (I don’t remember the specifics other than the hatred I felt). Kill Bill was way over the top with the music choices even measured against the over-the-top nature of that movie. Inglourious Basterds used simple black title cards with white text breaking the movie into four chapters. I still found it distracting – like when those fancy magicians do a lot of frilly dancing and crap instead of just doing the damn trick, but at least the music always seemed in service to the scene instead of forcing the scene to service the music, which kept the tension high.

He’s definitely still jerking himself off a bit with the double misspelling in the title, but all in all I think that this movie is another right step for Tarantino. Hopefully he will stop relying on gimmicks and he’ll just direct a movie instead of making a statement. Inglourious Basterds gives me hope that we’ll get more than a handful of actual, solid movies from him that he hasn’t masturbated all over before he dies.

Professor Flood’s Grammar Tips!

Professor Don Flood
Professor Don Flood
I have noticed a lot of confusion on this website vis a vis the mixing up of homophones, and I thought that I’d put together a “cheat sheet” to help you out with a few common errors.

There / Their / They’re

Use there when referring to a location:

Ex: The dangerous negros are over there.

Use their to indicate possession or ownership.

Ex: The Red-Chinese have lost their will to oppose the white race.

Use they’re as a contraction of they are

Ex: I know all about Hebrews, they’re a sneaky race.

Its / It’s

It’s is a contraction of it is

Ex: It’s inevitable that the coloreds will rise up against white power.

Its is a possessive pronoun.

Ex: The welfare mother doesn’t care for its children.

Too / Two /To

Two refers to the number 2!

Ex: Two fields of cotton must be picked by sun-down!

Too is similar to ‘also’

Ex: My wife was found with a greasy wop too.

To is used for all other occasions (mostly directions)

Ex: I’m going to take a bat to my Persian neighbor’s head

I hope this clears up these common homopohone problems for you!

When suddenly, the e-mail thread was interrupted

From: Tom Wolynski
To: Dave Brass <dave@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Terry Davos  <terry@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>,  Mark Merk@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>

Subject: Finance Presentation

Hey team,
I’ve attached the finance presentation for Q4 2010.  Please review and get back to me.

– Tom Wolynski
Vice President of Sales

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From: Tom Wolynski
To: Dave Brass <dave@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Terry Davos  <terry@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>,  Mark Merk@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, karen@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>

Subject: Whoops!  Finance Presentation

I forgot to include Karen on this email!  She’s been included.
(I also forgot to attach the file 😛  )

-Tom Wolynski
Vice President of Sales

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From: Dave Brass
To:  Tom Wolynski<tom@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Terry Davos  <terry@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>,  Mark Merk@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Karen Carter, <karen@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>
CC: rsunderbrock@gmail.com, abbiedavis@yahoo.com

Subject: re: Whoops!  Finance Presentation

Hey Tom, I’m lukewarm on your proposal.  I’ve CC’ed Rick Sunderbrock and Abbie Davis on this email as well so we can get their feedback.

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From: Rick Sunderbrock
To:  Tom Wolynski<tom@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Terry Davos  <terry@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>,  Mark Merk@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, karen@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Dave Brass <dave@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>
CC: abbiedavis@yahoo.com, Tad Hunter <tad@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>

Subject: re: re: Whoops!  Finance Presentation

Ladies and Gentlemen,
While I’m glad to have been invited to comment on the new finances, I have left the company to pursue other opportunities.  I’ve CC’ed my replacement, Tad Hunter, who will be able to help you!
– Rick Sunderbrock

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From: Tad Hunter
To:  Bettie E. <betty@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Tom Wolynski<tom@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Terry Davos  <terry@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>,  Mark Merk@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, karen@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Dave Brass <dave@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>
CC: abbiedavis@yahoo.com, Tad Hunter <tad@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Richard Lempkin <lempkin@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com

Subject: FWD: re: re: re: Whoops!  Finance Presentation

I’m going to have to check with Lempkin on this one, I’ve forwarded this to his secretary as well.

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From: Bettie E.
To:  Albert Marx <albert@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Tom Wolynski<tom@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Terry Davos  <terry@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>,  Mark Merk@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, karen@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Dave Brass <dave@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>
CC: abbiedavis@yahoo.com, Tad Hunter <tad@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Richard Lempkin <lempkin@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com

Subject: FWD: re: FWD: re: re: re: Whoops!  Finance Presentation

u guys r having a financial discussion without me?! :(  im forwarding this issue to our HR department.

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From: Human Resources
To:  Bettie <bettie@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Tom Wolynski<tom@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Terry Davos  <terry@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>,  Mark Merk@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, karen@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Dave Brass <dave@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>
CC: abbiedavis@yahoo.com, Tad Hunter <tad@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Richard Lempkin <lempkin@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com, Herbert Hunt <herberthunt@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Olga Mathinson<olga@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Peter <peter@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>

BCC: GerBillBod90@aol.com
Subject: re: FWD: re: FWD: re: re: re: Whoops!  Finance Presentation

I don’t think this is actionable.

In the meantime, though, I saw Olga at her computer so I’m going to ask her to join.  I’m CC’ing in a few guys from shipping and a wildcard as well.  THIS IS GONNA BE THE WILDEST THREAD EVERRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

– Orson Kruel, Human Resources

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From: GerBillBod90@aol.com
To:  Bettie <bettie@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Tom Wolynski<tom@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Terry Davos  <terry@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>,  Mark Merk@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, karen@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Dave Brass <dave@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>
CC: abbiedavis@yahoo.com, Tad Hunter <tad@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Richard Lempkin <lempkin@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com, Herbert Hunt <herberthunt@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Olga Mathinson<olga@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>, Peter <peter@Brickwood-Logistics-Inc.com>

Subject: re: FWD: re: FWD: re: re: re: Whoops!  Finance Presentation

sup niggas?

gerbillbod90