The first hour of today's Diane Rehm Show (NPR) featured Jim Tankersley, Michael Premo, Legba Carrefour, Lawrence Lessig and Tyler Cowen. The second hour was Andrew Graham-Dixon.
"Bridesmaids." Three friends I went to school with came over tonight -- Cedric and I skipped church for this. One just eloped (and had her husband with her). So this was just a minor get-together. Something low key. The four of us were best friends in high school and are still best friends. (I don't think they'll be upset with me for naming them but I'll just use their first names since I didn't ask permission: Carrie, Diane and Miguel are my three best friends. Miguel was a next door neighbor and we were in 1st through 5th together. Not 6th, sadly. But in 7th grade we were back together and Carrie and Diane were in our class together. And we were four best friends and still are.) So Diane got married. She was planning on it in January. But they decided to use the money to instead go on a great honeymoon. So they eloped in Vegas, spent 3 days there and then a week in Europe. They had a great honeymoon.
We just had pizza and Diane's husband being new (she met him 2 years ago, they started dating about a year ago) to the group dynamic, Carrie thought a movie would make it more relaxing.
So Cedric and Miguel ended up pcking out "Bridesmaids." Cedric didn't know if it would be funny but figured everyone would like it. Miguel thinks Kirsten Wiig is very funny and that Maya Rudolph is "the bomb." (Right on both counts.)
So we ate dinner and then popped in the DVD.
And laughed like crazy.
First, the film is so dirty!!!!
I'm not complaining. But I thought this would be a Kate Hudson type movie -- like "Bride Wars." This was raunchy and very, very funny.
That's the second, just how laugh out loud funny it is.
We couldn't stop laughing. We all loved it. If, like me, you're late to this movie, make a point to see it immediately. (And who doesn't love Wilson Phillips' "Hold On"?)
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Wednesday: