Thursday, August 27, 2009

Uh, Clive Owen Isn't a Weenie

For those of you that missed it in the comments section, Marni called Clive Owen a weenie. Now, aside from the weeniness of the use of the word weenie, I always thought Marni was sensible. Her main reasoning for this was because he "is British".

But this is going too far. Clive Owen is awesome. And so are some other British BA's. I'll stand up for them where they can't.

Clive Owen:

He started out in BMW short films as "the driver" where he proceeded to be an awesome getaway car driver. He has since been King Arthur (not the best movie, but he kicked some serious butt), and a guy who can kill practically anyone in Shoot Em Up. I tried to look up a clip of him just killing people, and being all around BA, but I couldn't find one without violence and blood. I rest my case.

Moving on,
Jason Statham:

Do I even need to clarify this with a defining statement? He started out his career doing a series of movies where he was a trash-talking wanna-be gangster, co-starring with Brad Pitt in one. From there, he's moved on to movies where he simply beats the crap out of people. Say what you will about the quality of films, the plot line or whatever, but you can't deny that you'd want to be on his good side.


Marni, I think you think that you snuck in that British comment sneakily into the comments of another section. Now, while I admit that Chuck Norris could annihilate both of these two combined, it's just not a fair comparison. If all men were compared to Chuck Norris, then we'd all fall short... he's just that awesome.

37 comments:

Marni said...

I've never heard of any of those movies. I stand by my "weenie" comment. Does he have bad teeth? I bet he does...

Helen said...

Marni, I love you, but being British doesn't make someone a weenie. I will give you that he is too pretty for a boy, though. But that is not to be equated with being British...

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

Okay, Brian, you just need to give Marni some chick flickish movies.

Marni, he is hardly a weenie. BA AND cute.

Duplicity
The International
Elizabeth: The Golden Age as Sir Walter Raleigh
Children of Men as Theo Faron
Closer

Does that help?

And no, the Brits are NOT weenies. Last night we watched Gordon Ramsey noodling catfish in Oklahoma. At the end he was christened an honorary redneck. What more needs to be said?

Peter P said...

EXCUSE ME!!!!

(said the token British guy)

bman said...

Dang, Marni. Dang.

sherri said...

I've always hated the word "weenie". I raised 3 boys-Need I say more?

Peter P- "token British guy"- love it!

Marni said...

I was gonna make my weenie comment and let it lie. But nooooooooo. You all had to keep reposting. And now look what you've done. Peter is yelling at me. Happy, people?

PS--Steph. I need to get to Blockbuster more. I've only heard of one of those movies.

Marni said...

And in my defense, I'm married to a cop. He's got more than just guns in a holster too. He hunts, he fishes, he chases dope, he tasers bad guys, he bench presses small cars. Comparitively, most men are weenies.

Do I have to go to the time out corner now?

Annie K said...

'He's got more than just guns in his holster'. Heh..heh!

(There you go Marni. Just trying to send everyone down another rabbit trail. You're welcome.)

sherri said...

Yeah Marni- speaking of handcuffs ...where's my package you promised?

sherri said...

Annie/Arnold- I saw that too, but I wasn't touching it! Cause I'm not a SEVENTH GRADE BOY!

Marni said...

Sherri...backordered. I meant to email you yesterday.

And to be clear: I don't think Brits are weenies, I think British actors attempting to play BA are. Can't get on board with it. My exception is the new James Bond guy (can't think of his name)and Robert Pattison (because you can't be a weenie and be a super hawt sparkly vampire).

Also I love Hugh Laurie. But they always make him play non British types and I'm deprived of his sultry accent.

Everyone happy now?

Let's take Annie's advice and move on to my hubby's guns or something else...

Billy Coffey said...

Clive Owen is a weenie?! Half of me is not happy.

Billy Coffey said...

And by the way, Jason Statham is Chuck Norris's daddy. Yeah, I said it.

Beth said...

I feel like I arrived late at a party...

Uh, hey.

Uh, I haven't watched more than a few "adult" movies (not that kind of movie, just any movies that are intended for people OVER age 10!) in the last 5 years. When my kids get older I'll rejoin the normal human race and maybe even join this conversation...

bman said...

Billy- You've gone and offended Baal. Way to go.

In all seriousness though, Jason Statham is awesome and I'm a sucker for his stupid movies. Dang it.

Peter P said...

Beth,

You're not missing anything.
Stick with the Kids movies.

Beth said...

**RANDOM COMMENT ALERT**
And speaking of guns...

I went to a training for preschool teachers today. Trainer Dude wore a "Don't miss the gun show" t-shirt. Proceeded to show us his guns. Many of the teachers GIGGLED. I have never had that happen in a professional setting before (and a church to boot!). It was weird. Am I being a prude?

sherri said...

Was my son the trainer dude? Sounds totally like something he would do.

I used to be a prude but those Murphy boys wore me down.

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

As long as "guns" isn't a euphemism for anything OTHER than his biceps, then it's probably okay.

Otherwise, I'd be really concerned about that preschool...

Helen said...

Beth, yes, you are a prude. And his behavior was unprofessional. If he thinks his biceps are hot, he does not belong showing them off in a professional setting. That is why I never wore sandals to school. I have an exceptionally lovely left pinky toe, and didn't want men falling at my feet in the workplace.

sherri said...

Helen- you are such a holy woman.

Always thinking of others.

Don't ever let Hootie and the Blowfish see your pinky toe- it could cause all sorts of problems.
I hear Hootie likes a nice pinky toe, and the Blowfish follow him wherever he goes and do whatever he says. Keep em covered. Stay pure.

Billy Coffey said...

I have a T shirt that says "Don't miss the gun show." I won't tell you where the arrow's pointing, though.

Annie K said...

Oh for Pete's sake Billy. Now you've gone and done it. With all the cackling going on today, the girls will start talking code about 'where the arrow is pointing'.

katdish said...

"Where the arrow is pointing"

That's what she said.

Annie K said...

See what I mean...

Helen said...

I don't know what katdish and Annie are thinking. I thought the arrow was pointing at Billy's winning smile. (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!)

Billy Coffey said...

Thank you, Helen. That's EXACTLY what I meant. The rest of you need to get your head out of the gutter and get on the ball.

That's what he said.

sherri said...

Billy- Katdish actually wants to answer the question about the arrow herself. She's been collecting quite a list.

sherri said...

And I just saw my name "Under the Bus". Look Wendy- I could not go into all my "nursing duties" publicly, but let's just say BIG AL AIN'T COMPLAINING! About that anyway.

Shark Bait said...

British actors don't play BA, most of them were/are BA. Just google Vinnie Jones some time.

British boys grow up playing rugby (that's like football but without the girly-man pads) and soccer (where it is traditional to soften the opponents up while the ref is not looking, and the injury rate is higher as a spectator than a player)

Those that live long enough become British men, and are not to be trifled with. A little more respect for them please, even their ballet dancers are scary.

P.S. I meant scary to other people of course. Because when British men get too tough for Britain, they move to Africa and become real men. :-)

Helen said...

Shark Bait, should we be assuming that you were born in Britain, then moved to South Africa to become even tougher. Is that what we need to be reading between the lines. Because I believe that. But then, I believed that Jason purposely put up that pic on his blog...

Diane said...

I am an old school Chuck fan, but I don't know, it's something about a handsmoe bald man. Jason is amazing to watch do those fight scenes! :O)

Shark Bait said...

Which of course is not to say that they don't have bad teeth. :-)

Helen said...

I was just reading yesterday that Brits think it's rude to introduce oneself...

Really? Up until I started playing on the internet with you guys, I was too shy to introduce myself. I just KNEW you people were a bad influence on me SOMEHOW! Now we know how...

God said...

Dear Marni,

Oh, dear, dear Marni. How could you be so wrong? Everyone knows that Pete has a bit of a man-crush on Will Smith, which I often make fun of him for. But Gabriel has a HUGE man-crush on Clive Owen, which I UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY. There is nothing weenie-ish about him.

Love,

God

Charlotte said...

Clive Owen is a hunk! And who cares if he's from across the pond!