Friday, January 14, 2005

Zardoz

The biggest challenge for me is always deciding what clips to keep and what clips to get rid of from year to year. Obviously, you get rid of what people aren't laughing at, but there are some things you rotate out on the grounds that you don't want people to get sick of seeing it. For example, one of the cornerstones of my lineup last year was the Walker, Texas Ranger clips featured on Late Night With Conan O'Brien. The clips are hilarious, but I don't think I'll be bringing them back this year since I don't want people to get sick of them.

So I've found a suitable replacement. I'm going to show random clips from the movie Zardoz. If you haven't seen it, Zardoz is this crazy movie from the 70s starring Sean Connery. He spends the entire film dressed like this:


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Zardoz is of course, a giant floating stone head that spits guns from its mouth while proclaiming that the penis is evil:


Zardoz Posted by Hello

Sir Sean finds himself in situations where he has to fight off hordes of senile old folks:


Zardoz Posted by Hello

And so on and so forth. The film is so absolutely zany that you can literally just skip to a random scene and use that, and it'll work. There are some parts involving nudity, but I'll try and keep away from those.

The part with the animated penis erection complete with "sproing!" sound effects is definitely going in there though.

4 comments:

Tohoscope said...

John Boorman's ZARDOZ, a perennial favorite here at the gun compound. In fact Ed takes a certain glee inflicting ZARDOZ on houseguests. If asked, Ed will regale you in tales of him and his brother playing ZARDOZ as kids. "I am the Lawgiver. Go forth and kill!"

-d!

Tohoscope said...
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Tohoscope said...

So, have you seen XANADU yet?

Daryl Surat said...

I have not seen Xanadu. From the IMDB description, the packaging looks somewhat Zardoz-ish, but the user comments seem to indicate that it's a musical of some sort.