November 16, 2004
Like Honey to a Bee
I am a little ashamed to admit this, but I've always been honest on this blog, so here goes ... I watched Honey on Sunday night. Not the whole thing obviously, since I'm pretty sure that's a physical impossibility, but I stuck with it for a good 15 minutes before my brain finally forced my hand to change the channel.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Honey, it is essentially a 94-minute movie about Jessica Alba's stomach, or at least that's what I got out of my time watching it. And judging from the movie poster, that's what it was (brilliantly) marketed as too.
According to the fabulous movie website IMDB.com, the tag-team of Alonzo Brown and Kim Watson are credited with writing the script for Honey, which immediately makes one wonder about the writing process. I have a theory that each page in the script started with something to do with Alba's midsection, and then they just sort of filled in the rest with whatever they could think of in the way of cheesy dialogue and cliched characters.
I also found the following gems on Honey's IMDB.com page ...
Tagline: Her dream. Her terms.
Plot Outline: Honey (Alba) is a sexy, tough music video choreographer who shakes up her life after her mentor gives her an ultimatum: sleep with him or be blacklisted within their industry.
User Comments: Jessica Alba's glistening abs cannot save this labored, painfully made dance drama.
I beg to differ, of course, at least for 15 minutes. Never, ever underestimate the power of Jessica Alba's glistening abs.
Other Stuff ...
Jon covers a lot of things I've thought about over the past couple years, only he does it far better than I ever could, and then also gets people like Baseball Musings' David Pinto, Futility Infielder's Jay Jaffe, Baseball Prospectus' Jonah Keri, and the recently-retired-from-blogging Brian Gunn, to throw in their two cents. Just an excellent read all around, something that got me thinking, and a definite must-read for anyone interested in the blogging game.