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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Guys: CHeck this out. I finished watching the last episode of Breaking Bad Season Four and started googling myself and by that I mean surfing the web. I found a little movie some guy called Brandon made of Food and Loathing. It mocks all the most important scenes and an Asian teenager plays me, Betsy Lerner. I just want to say that this kid really made my day. This sort of mockery is what  it’s all about. I deserve it. I love it. I eat my own vomit. If you feel like having a laugh, at my expense, check it out. I gotta go to St. Dunkins and buy a box of munchkins. 

 

 

Food And Loathing Trailer – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9OZachb5eUJun 6, 2012 – 9 min – Uploaded by bramsubhag
Bloopers! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaA8ZE-Jzj4&feature=youtu.be Video Edited by 

28 Responses

  1. Mockery is undervalued. Except by Betsy, I see.

  2. Epic face blurs for everyone!

  3. well, i’ll be damned. susan and i just finished watching the third man, so we’ll be back tomorrow to watch this, with a big tub of salted and buttered popcorn and a jug of moonshine to wash it down. i can’t tell you how excited we are. we’ve already reserved our seats.

    • okay, so… we got the popcorn and we got the moonshine and damn that was fun. a side of betsy we never could have imagined. and a hell of a lot more entertaining and a hell of a lot less offensive than that 14-minute you tuber we watched last week.

  4. Ha! As if you weren’t infamous before! So does this answer your lifelong question of who would play you in a movie of your life? Surely this will lead to an invite on stage for next year’s Academy Award for Best Short. Start writing that speech.

  5. Oh Betsy/Dylan! You were lovely! Haven’t read Food and Loathing but am now wondering if there is a film made about the different writer mindsets of The Forest for the Trees??

  6. This was pretty funny. Sometimes Betsy was referred to as a he and sometimes a she which makes even more funny. And the weed! Haaa, haaaa. Are memoirs still big sellers? There is no way I am writing mine unless it will be published after my death.

  7. I had never before noted the intertextuality of F&L and Orlando! Outstanding. Be sure to see the blooper reel, too.

    [This puts this sincere/cringey Youtube upload in the shade: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TNXLnm6cKY%5D

  8. I’m wondering how they happened upon the book…and not only are you played by an Asian, but a male! True Shakespearian style!

  9. For a satire on obsession that video was oddly boring. But your book sure wasn’t. A satire, or boring.

  10. I think the video was a good satire. These kids got it right: when we can no longer laugh at our own demons, perhaps they start laughing at us.

  11. Haven’t read Food and Loathing .., but I gotta believe there was something about the title – maybe – that drew them to it. Still, not a likely group of readers IMHO…, It was amusing to watch at any rate. (the epic face blur was hilarious)

  12. I give the video a rating of 3 Chocolate covered donuts. The tune was catchy and I could dance to it with a full mouth planted firmly in cheek.

  13. From this monumental achievement in film one thing, one important gesture rises above all else, standing out as an affront best used in all parody, the ‘epic face blur’ but not just any ‘epic face blur’ but the one best expressed by the use of the middle-finger epic face blur.

    I am humbled by the ingenuity of these future film makers. I salute…no wait, I do not just salute…I raise my epic middle-finger salute to them, to patient # 4 and to all of us.

    Have a nice day.

  14. Aw, they’re just having fun. It could have been done a whole lot worse and with complete sincerity. You’re a star! But is this who you envisioned playing Betsy Lerner?
    (Catherine alluded to the Dylan film earlier — check out the current Rolling Stone interview. Prankster is the best word that comes to mind).

  15. OMG!
    It might go viral. How crazy would that be.
    My extended family is loaded with disordered eating, etc., so, do I laugh or cry? Either way, I kinda like the message at the end.

  16. WordPress is being weird about letting comments through, and it is them, not individual blogs. One person I share commenting with regularly, informed me that she found a bunch of my comments in spam. I think if she had put my name on her spam list, she wouldn’t have told me about it, and yeah, I was getting paranoid because I comment on a lot of political pages. But it totally is WordPress. Have you tried to contact their customer service? Joke.

    Could George Soros have bought WordPress?

  17. Betsy, that thing linked to two other vids of you. You are such a little cutie with that sweet voice. Yeah, I know you hate that shallow stuff, huh?

  18. I watched both videos…‘serious-alert’.

    About Gregg’s interview…your honesty is everything. So here’s a little TMI honesty on a Saturday night.

    Betsy my dear, (God that sounds so old-ladyish) you at 110lbs…that’s only a few pounds more than what I have lost. My daughter has as well. We’ve maintained for two years. I think I’ve figured the whole weight thing out; ‘think’ is the operative word.
    My daughter, (the one which just got married), looks like a model and I’ve gone from a 46D to a 38 long. At my age my body looks like a melted candle…and not a taper. Boobs…a couple of milkshakes in a baggie. I love that I’m healthy; I just wish I had done this years ago. I have not read Food and Loathing but after watching your interview I now understand why your blog is different, why it offers us something more. You may never be my agent, (God-dammit), but you certainly are my mentor.
    How’s that for fucking honesty? And I’m not even hungry.

  19. For all you regular blog readers who have not read Food and Loathing: buy it now. Betsy’s voice–and her story–make for an amazing read.

  20. There can be no doubt: imitation is the sincerest form of fattery.

    Sorry.

  21. I couldn’t watch it; I was afraid it would make me mad. I love that book.

  22. Gotta love the sense of humor behind ‘epic face blur’. Particularly when he changed fingers.

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