Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Wild Hogs

So Lacey and I the other night were watching network TV, not something we do very often and we caught an ad for Wild Hogs, a movie neither of us knew existed until that very moment. It seems, at first blush, to be a project answering a road trip time killer to come up with a movie featuring four actors with the least potential for having any chemistry between them, both in individual scenes and collectively. John Travolta? William H. Macy? Tim Allen? And Martin Lawrence? This is a dare, right?

So here's my challenge: who can come up with a foursome of living actors all roughly the same generation (Martin Lawrence is the outlier here, of course, in more ways than one) that is less plausible as a group of friends than this?

: This is now officially a contest. Entries will be taken until midnight this Thursday. I will convene a panel of experts to weigh in on the entries, and I will buy the winner a ticket to a movie of their choice.



Blogger John said...

Ralph Fiennes
Cedric the Entertainer
The Rock
Brent Spiner

3:12 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Pretty good, but I wonder if Cedric and the Rock might not be pretty good together.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Kathy Bates
Al Pacino
Jay Leno

10:05 AM  
Blogger Jules said...

Wil Wheaton
Vin Diesel
Kathy Griffin
Sienna Miller

12:25 PM  
Blogger P. Kellach said...

--Anthony Hopkins
--Puck from Real World season 2 ( In this meta- media world we can call former Reality show contestants actors, can we not?)
--That really really large Texas lady from " What's Eating Gilbert Grape" : Darlene Cates
-- Crispin Glover

( If I can have an alternate .. and count " glitter" as " acting" I would like to also add Mariah Carey)

1:22 PM  
Blogger P. Kellach said...

oops, I forgot the same generation part, oh well.. I still like my 4tet ( 5tet) :)

1:24 PM  
Blogger Spencer said...

Bebe Neuwirth
Carrot Top
Kirk Cameron (post-Left Behind)
Ice T

2:19 PM  
Blogger Corey said...

1. al pacino
2. christopher walken
3. Kevin Pollack Impersonating Christopher Walken
4. Robin Williams

btw, posters for this probable turd of a movie are on every bus stop in NYC.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Gary Sinise
Robin Williams
Helen Mirren
Dane Cook

Bonus scenario: These old army buddies team up to rob an Applebee's and kidnap their former sergeant, Kyle Gass.

3:24 PM  
Blogger shannon said...

This was more of a challenge than I thought. I wanted to make it as accurate as possible with the generation, and make sure to make it as multi-cultural as possible to keep an open audience. I hope that you're pleased with the cast that I have come up with:

Gilbert Gottfried (February 28, 1955)
Forest Whitaker (July 15, 1961)
Billy Bob Thornton (August 4, 1955)
George Lopez (April 23, 1961)

I also think that Cate Blanchett should be thrown in the mix, though she is quite a bit younger than the rest of "the gang". I think that her character should deffinetely be married to Gilbert Gottfried, but having a secret love affair with Billy Bob Thornton's character.

3:48 PM  
Blogger shannon said...

FYI: The comment above was posted by Shannon Dry, a girl living in Brooklyn. Not the author of this blog.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Michael Richards
Denzel Washington
Andie MacDowell
Wayne Gretzkie

4:38 PM  
Blogger soibois said...

Jeff Foxworthy
Jet Li
Monica Belluci
Charlie Murphy an erotic thriller harkening back to such Cinemax classics as 'Indecent Behavior' and 'Poison Ivy: The New Seduction'.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Seth said...

John Amaechi
Tim Hardaway
Michael Richards
Ant (LCS comedian)

actually, it could be any three people and Ant, and everyone would be in Hell.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Rennie Harlin's Bitch said...

James Spader
Mike Meyers
Flavor Flav
Val Kilmer

6:38 PM  
Blogger Dano said...

Joel Grey
Tracey Morgan
Tony Jaa
Sandy Duncan

7:14 PM  
Blogger Rennie Harlin's Bitch said...

my "5th" man is a woman: Eva long as she's 100% in the same mouth-breather mode she worked so well in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

Steve Guttenberg
Kenneth Branagh
Spike Lee
Mark Harmon

Dolph Lundgren

8:04 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Thanks everyone. Keep them coming. I'll narrow down the finalists soon and then begins round two--the voting.

9:07 PM  
Blogger EvilMike said...

Richard Simmons
R Lee Ermey
Maya Angelou
Robert DeNiro

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gary Oldman
Jackie Chan
Oprah Winfrey
Clint Howard

5:44 PM  
Blogger T. J. M. W. said...

Reginald VelJohnson
Emmanuel Lewis
Chuck Norris

10:31 PM  
Blogger spentpenny said...

John Malkovich
OJ Simpson
Elizabeth Taylor
Arnold Schwarzenegger

11:24 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Val Kilmer
Bobcat Goldthwaite
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Christopher Lloyd

5:04 PM  
Blogger L.B. Deyo said...

George Clooney
Brad Pitt
Julia Roberts
Matt Damon

4:32 PM  

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