The other might, I was perusing the blogs that I subscribe via the e-mail (roughly one dozen) when I came across a post from a blog called The Real Blogger Status about using verification for anonymous comments. I read it with great interest, and afterwards, I gave some serious thought about reactivating anonymous commenting on my blog (singular).
To refresh everyone's memory, I stopped allowing anonymous commenting around June 1, 2013, which was directly due to getting nailed with roughly 75+ spam comments Memorial Day weekend.
But as they say, sometimes necessity will trump the annoyance/common sense factor, so with mild trepidation, I reactivated anonymous (along with name/URL) commenting on just this blog only. My other blogs will not have it, because quite frankly, I'm not in the mood to perpetually monitor 5 blogs for spam.
And wouldn't you know it, a long time spammer (circa 2008) left the first anonymous comment. For those of you who have been around since the last decade, there was a blogger who intensely disliked American woman, and he made sure that everyone one and their 3rd cousins twice removed knew about it. Suffice to say, in no short order, he was completely binged and purged from Blogger. He still pops up from time to time to peddle his nonsense, but overall, he's like a little annoying mosquito that you have to zap during the summer.
So, with that little announcement about a very minor change to this blog, on with the main course.
I like black comedies. Not comedies featuring black actors (there are some very good ones out there), but movies that are a mixture of comedy and crime, thus black comedies. Black comedies are one of my favorite genre of movies that I simply can't get enough of. There is something really perverse about watching a crime movie that is seriously laced with black humor throughout, and leave it to me to brag about something that unique.
In no particular order of importance, here are some of my favorite black comedies.
1} Coldblooded featuring Jason Priestly. Jason plays a affectless bookie promoted to hitman. Movie was made during his 90120 heyday. Also starred in a bizarre comedy entitled Call Me Fitz.
2} Grosse Point Blank featuring John Cusack. John plays a hitman attending his 10 year high school reunion and also meets up with his ex-girlfriend played by Minnie Driver.
3} Keeping Mum featuring Rowan Atkinson with a small part played by Patrick Swayze. Rowan plays a minister who searches for the perfect sermon and fails to realize his wife is having an affair.
4} Snatch featuring Jason Statham and Brad Pitt. Underground boxing, the mob and a 84 carat diamond. One of my favorite repeater movies. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who did (among other strange movies) Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. Also has one of the most bizarre movie soundtracks I've ever heard, including the song for the final fight scene
5} Zombieland. Need I say more?
6} Jerry & Tom featuring Joe Mantegna and Sam Rockwell. Really strange movie about two hitmen.
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