8.17.2009

The (My) Great Depression


Nerds! Just as I was getting all cozy and comfortable at my job, I get the axe! Such is temp life. Honestly, with all the relentless cutbacks at the company, it was a miracle that they let me stay as long as I did, and I am very grateful for that .The good side: I actually did a lot of real work during my time there, so my resume is vastly improved with new skills. The bad side: People were nice, and I need money!

However, time heals all wounds, and so does a classic screwball comedy! Here's one that fits the day perfectly. My Man Godfrey is the story of Godfrey, a "forgotten man," (read: homeless dude) ruined by the Depression and living in a dump, and how he comes to work for a prominent family as a butler.

There are so many snappy zingers and unforgettable character actors in this movie, I can't even begin to tell you. It's truly, timelessly hilarious. And, it's in the public domain, which means you can watch it online for free or buy a copy for $1 at Walgreens like I did.

Here's the preview, which contains zero zingers, but just a wee taste of the atmosphere (unlike modern previews, which always give away the best jokes!).

Onward and upward!

3 comments:

Crystal said...

Poo. Sorry to hear about the no job situation, buy maybe it means you can stay longer in Portland! I long for the days when homeless people were classy and didn't freak out on you cuz they lost their ferret (which happened to me this morning)

Periodspacecapital said...

Omg!! What of lunch? Sad face. There are better pastures up ahead for sure!

C.SWEET said...

God bless that Axe Conway...Whitey's chain has been cut...you are free to get PAID!