Join 3,561 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


The Princess Bride...
July 30, 2001 2:14 PM   Subscribe

The Princess Bride... "In the 1980s, a timeless story was brought to life... after over a decade, it has returned... the most anticipated remake in a generation... in a way it has never been seen before." And that's an understatement.
posted by silusGROK (29 comments total)

 
If they wanted to expend not inconsiderable effort on something completely pointless, why not build a cathedral out of cheese instead?

That might have been funny.
posted by Grangousier at 2:36 PM on July 30, 2001


Most disappointing download since the last SimCopter patch.
posted by fnirt at 2:40 PM on July 30, 2001


A warning that this is a link to a 23.7MB .MOV file would have been nice.
posted by hijinx at 2:41 PM on July 30, 2001


Hijinx... my bad. It didn't even occur to me since I saw it over a T1. My apologies.

As for it being the most disappointing download since your last SimCopter patch... well, I didn't promise Nirvana. I thought it was funny, and thought a few of you would concur.

I think I'll stick to polygyny posts.
posted by silusGROK at 2:56 PM on July 30, 2001


It seems like it should be funny.
posted by ericost at 3:05 PM on July 30, 2001


I think I'll stick to polygyny posts.

Hell, if I had a shot at polygyny, I probably wouldn't have time to post.
posted by Grangousier at 3:14 PM on July 30, 2001


worst...download...ever.

except the laughing shark.
posted by will at 3:22 PM on July 30, 2001


Man, that laughing shark was great. I think it was a good laugh, but could have been better if it was shorter. Thanks for the laugh (loving my T1 connection).
posted by inviolable at 3:31 PM on July 30, 2001


i hereby nominate the laughing shark as the official mascot of bad mefi downloads.
posted by will at 3:38 PM on July 30, 2001


I second that nomination, and call for a vote.
posted by Neale at 3:51 PM on July 30, 2001


AYE to ye shark who laughs.
posted by thebigpoop at 3:54 PM on July 30, 2001


what we have here is a dead laughing shark.
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:58 PM on July 30, 2001


Aye.
posted by lpqboy at 3:58 PM on July 30, 2001


Aye.

(but I must admit, I though it was really funny.)
posted by moss at 4:00 PM on July 30, 2001


I though it was really funny

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means....." ;)
posted by Optamystic at 4:22 PM on July 30, 2001 [1 favorite]


Anybody want a peanut?
posted by msacheson at 4:26 PM on July 30, 2001


I think that this movie has jumped the dead laughing shark.
posted by kindall at 4:30 PM on July 30, 2001


Anybody care to describe it and save the rest of us the download?
posted by obiwanwasabi at 5:00 PM on July 30, 2001


Hello, my name is cheap sucker who downloaded 23.7MB file over phone lines. You killed my hard drive. Prepare to die...

oh, nevermind...
posted by Bixby23 at 5:13 PM on July 30, 2001


description: The Princess Bride, as acted out by rubber shark puppets. It's as fun as it sounds.
posted by Hackworth at 5:13 PM on July 30, 2001


Eh, it's just some scenes from the movie acted out with rubber sharks playing the characters. They even lifted the soundtrack directly. Pretty innocuous.
posted by Optamystic at 5:17 PM on July 30, 2001


Er..yeah...what Hackworth said.
posted by Optamystic at 5:18 PM on July 30, 2001


Two man-eating shark fins up! The feel-good download of the year! I laughed, I cried, I shut down the window and went back to work.
posted by msacheson at 5:42 PM on July 30, 2001


Come on guys.. this is the Summer of the Shark, after all.
posted by Hildago at 6:18 PM on July 30, 2001


i liked it. of course, having a cable modem helped. man that laughing shark is funny.
posted by lotsofno at 6:40 PM on July 30, 2001


Shame that one of my worst links ever drew the biggest crowd. I'm not sure what, exactly, I should infer from that, though... Sure glad to see that at least a few of you thought it was funny. Maybe the humor threshold was low enough that if you had to wait for the download, it wasn't worth it. You know, the digital incarnation of the great dollar movie.
posted by silusGROK at 6:50 PM on July 30, 2001


I liked it (snicker) even if it did take an hour to download....
posted by Lynsey at 9:58 PM on July 30, 2001


i imagine most of those that liked it are big princess bride afficiandos. so you're catering to a specific demographic.

if the word "inconceivable" makes you giggle in staff meetings because of PB associations, you'll like this.
posted by fuzzygeek at 10:57 AM on July 31, 2001


It streamed for me real-time, but it still wasn't worth the time it took me to watch. I love that movie, it's very funny, but re-enacting it with rubber shark puppets doesn't make it any funnier.
posted by kindall at 11:41 AM on July 31, 2001


« Older In some places on this planet, even 'Tolkienists' ...  |  20 percent would give up great... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments