Wieners In Your Face


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Humor, Mothering, Parenting | Posted on 29-08-2016

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That was the first word uttered in Sausage Party. And that was my first reaction bringing my eleven-year-old and thirteen-year-old to this raunchy, totally-not-VeggieTales matinee.

When I watched the trailer, I thought what could be funnier than talking wieners?

We live in a family with three males, four if you count our dog–and two females. We women are outnumbered. Silly talk. Crudeness. Butt jokes. Wiener humor. We value openness and humor. It’s part of our family. My daughter and I are not phased. In fact, we join in with the comments. That what she said… This drawing is of a friendly penis, drawn years ago. Its artist shall remain unnamed. I keep it thumbtacked to my bulletin board for a giggle.

I was expecting Sausage Party to be full of wiener-dick-balls-buns jokes. It didn’t disappoint. However, we definitely were not the target audience. Ooops. Bad judgement on my part. Swing and a miss!

The movie had some good messages: how everyone has a purpose in life (including bagels and juice boxes). And everyone deserves to be loved. Except. Imagine animated horny hot dogs getting it on with sexy hot dog buns. Food porn. The final scene was an all-out food orgy on aisle 3.

I goofed taking my kids to this movie. All in a day of parenting, I guess, where there are hits and misses. Earlier that day, I took them to lunch at the Thai restaurant (hit), we shopped for school supplies (miss), and my youngest had his first guitar lesson (hit). Then, weenies in your face (miss).

I talk openly with my kids about anatomy. Anatomy is a part of life. I also admit when I’m wrong and I try to make things right. Mistakes are also part of life.

When we left the movie theater, I apologized to my kids that I made a mistake taking them to an inappropriate movie. I relish the fact that they forgave me.

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Pesky Pippi Picks…The Academy Awards


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Hollywood, Movies | Posted on 25-02-2012

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Did you think I was gonna say Pesky Pippi picks her nose? Silly! I’ll save that for another post.

The 84th Academy Awards will be presented February 26. And watching it is a tradition around here!

Here’s a good printable ballot. Go on, print it out and pick your favorites.

Here’s Pippi’s picks for the 84th Academy Awards:

  • Best picture: Hugo
  • Best director: Martin Scorsese: Hugo
  • Best actor: George Clooney, The Descendants
  • Best actress: Viola Davis, The Help
  • Best supporting actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
  • Best supporting actress: Berenice Bejo, The Artist
  • Best animated feature film: Rango
  • Best foreign film: A Separation, Iran
  • Best original screenplay: Midnight in Paris
  • Best adapted screenplay: Hugo
  • Best art direction: Hugo
  • Best costume design: The Artist
  • Best original song: Real in Rio from Rio
  • Best original score: Hugo
  • Best documentary: If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
  • Best documentary (short): The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
  • Best cinematography: Hugo
  • Best film editing: The Artist
  • Best makeup: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Best sound editing: War Horse
  • Best sound mixing: War Horse
  • Best visual effects: Hugo
  • Best short film (animated): La Luna
  • Best short film (live action): Time Freak

Just remember. We are all winners. 🙂

Pippi’s Top 13 Guy Movies


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Love, Men, Movies, Pop Culture, Relationships, Valentine's Day, Women | Posted on 13-02-2012

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Valentine’s Day is upon us. For that romantic evening ahead, how about suggesting an extra-special movie so your guy will be feeling the LOVE. Here’s Pippi’s list of top 13 guy movies:

  1. Scarface
  2. Terminator
  3. The Godfather
  4. Shawn of the Dead
  5. Pulp Fiction
  6. The Dirty Dozen
  7. Good Fellas
  8. The Matrix
  9. Gladiator
  10. Reservoir Dogs
  11. Fight Club
  12. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
  13. Die Hard

If you suggest one of these movies TONIGHT, chances are your box of chocolates TOMORROW will be ginormous.

Paul Giamatti is a Hottie…Top 5 Actors I Love


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Hollywood, Movies | Posted on 01-11-2011

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I love these guys for their befuddlement. Here are my top 5 favorite actors that have that something special:

  1. Paul Giamatti. Did you see Win Win? Great movie. He is so real.
  2. Ed Helms. Loved him in The Hangover. But he was also excellent in Cedar Rapids. I want to just give him a big ol’ hug. Except for I don’t like him in The Office right now. Actually, I think The Office should be put out of its misery.
  3. Simon Pegg. Loved him in Shaun of the Dead and Run Fat Boy Run. Big hug for him too. My hero.
  4. Kevin James. Who didn’t love him in Paul Blart: Mall Cop? Two hugs.
  5. Seth Rogan. He was great in Knocked Up, but even better in Zack and Miri Make a Porno. But, why the weight loss? I liked you better with some heft. Oh, and that funky chuckle. I love it.

These men are quirky, likable, and real. And hot in their own way. Don’t get me wrong, I think George Clooney and Brad Pitt are hotties too. But that’s a different list.

These five make me swoon in their own special way.