Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SEND IN THE BURGLIZ!

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Starring:
Ruth as . . . Herself
Marty as . . . Himself

Director:
Dan Gutstein

Running Time:
15 seconds

Advance Praise:
“Just like Nixon must have dictated, except, of course, not in that NY accent.” —Film Flam

“Burgliz or Burglars? You decide. And that’s the wonder of this compact effort.” Movie Groovy

“It’s Queens (Ruth) vs. Bronx (Marty) as this great American word is held up to the light of Gutstein’s adequate camera.” —Cinema Minima

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8 comments:

Heather Fuller said...

5 starz! Peace thru elocution.

DAN / DANIEL GUTSTEIN said...

In 9th grade "business education" (a class that was visited by distinctly non-business professionals) (thank god!) I learned to enunciate and pronounciate [sic] my wordz. When did they begin such a regimen? Gawd only knows. Perhaps not in my father's day. But my father's day was also my mother's day, and she seems to do just fine. So, I ask you -- just what in the buttered onion are we spozed to do? Send in the burgliz or send in the burglars?

-------------BA

Heather Fuller said...

Hard to say, when the South sounds like wiggiz & the MidAtlantic like canned ham. I ask in this case, as in many cases, WWDLD?

DAN / DANIEL GUTSTEIN said...

That sounds like a word in Welsh, WWDLD -- translated into English, it roughly approximates "Bus Schedule".

To be literal, though, DLWDWDL does: Johnny Walker -- rocks or neat -- about 8 times! Oy!

-------B.A.

Heather Fuller said...

Why are we sending in ne'er do wells anyway? These are burglars, not burghers, right?

DAN / DANIEL GUTSTEIN said...

Nobody ever said, "Send in the burghers!" You might send out for burgers (even, Lo, and veggie burger) but one doesn't open the door and expect the burghers to run amuck.

So much of American economic planning has been devoted to the location of burgers that it really boggles the mind. What if -- it had been something else, like apples or coins flattened by the train?

BA

tpw said...

Riveting!

DAN / DANIEL GUTSTEIN said...

There is actually a history of (blue collar) riveting in my family, so it's quite possible that this clip is, as you suggest, riveting, even if you mean it in the attention-preserving sense!

-------------------B.A.