Thursday, July 14, 2005

sorry, i know we were supposed to talk about your dissertation at 2pm, but...

...apparently, I'm getting married then. And changing my last name to Frito.* Ah, if only I had been able to spend the last week touring the wine country of California with my failed-writer friend instead of having to go to Boston to search for housing. (Incidentally, my best pal Julia has apparently flown into town and I'm worried she might launch some man-stealing hijinks in an effort to keep me from my afternoon date with destiny.)

It will be fun having a Bastille Day anniversary. Maybe I should wear a beret to the courthouse. I hope Tonya wears one of those fetching little scarves like French women do. (Don't worry, I won't go into some longer disquisition on French women--or, as I guess we are still supposed to call them, Freedom women--but let me say that I left Paris being very pro-scarf.)

Incidentally, speaking of marriage, the other night I watched the movie Bride & Prejudice, which got two thumbs up from Ebert & Roeper, as final, conclusive proof that those guys can be bribed. The device of having a title that is a play on another title is of course common, especially when the new work is based on/related to the new work, and then the pun usually indicates what is distinct about the new work relative to the old. G.I. Jane, you know, is going to have a female in the supersoldier role; Fahrenheit 911 might play about themes of freedom and government manipulation but be about 9/11. Meanwhile, Bride & Prejudice: it's like Pride and Prejudice, only it's about finding a husband!

* DreamWorks has already purchased the rights to Meet the Fritos, a uproarious romp where my bride and I are the wacky, karaoke-loving neighbors of Ben Stiller and Teri Polo who are called into the rescue the couple when a infant-liberation commando operation led by Robert DiNiro goes hilariously awry.

12 comments:

dorotha said...

i absolutely think that you should wear the bridesmaid dress that tonya has posted on her blog.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy, you're going to be great in Cambridge.

Anonymous said...

Is this some kind of blog joke? I thought Tonya was married and had a son. At least, she was when I took Civil Procedure from her a few years back...

jeremy said...

I don't know what it means to "take civil procedure" from someone but presume it is some kind of weird euphemism the kids are using these days. Anyway, why would you think this is a joke?

Tonya said...

I'm not sure who Anon 1:13 is, but I'd like them to give civil procedure back to me. I didn't even realize that it was missing.

Jeremy, see you at the courthouse!

dorotha said...

wow, you two are probably already married by now. i hope that i am the first to congratulate you!

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

Speaking of Teri Polo, I recently obtained a copy of Aspen Extreme. Admittedly, my interest is mainly in Paul Gross as the daring young ski instructor from Detroit, but Teri is the primary love interest.

Oscar Madison said...

I agree that "Bride and Prejudice" is kind of a dumb title, but isn't changing to B meant to signal that it's a "Bollywood" film?

http://www.bollywoodworld.com/

jeremy said...

Oscar: I never thought of that! I wish I thought the rest of my criticisms of the movie were the result of it being just too clever for me.

Captain Crab said...

I just think it's wonderful and can't wait for the Reception at the VFW in Manson!

Anonymous said...

I'll bring the potato salad! You can't have a VFW event without potato salad!!! No wait, maybe it's beer...
-jnsys

A+ said...

Re: Bride & Prejudice. I haven't seen it. But I do feel a little bad for Aishwarya Rai. This was supposed to be her big break through to the American audience, and it tanked.