Weekend Humor: “Grammar Nazis”
September 11, 2010 4 Comments
If you have seen Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, then you will undoubtably remember that lengthy scene that opens the film — a memorable one to say the least. Terrific performances, great tension/suspense that builds, inspired dialogue and impeccable pacing. To recap, it is 1941, and SS Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz, in his Oscar-winning performance) arrives at a dairy farm in France to interrogate Perrier LaPadite (Denis Menochet) to see if he is hiding a Jewish family. Landa uses his guile to persuade him to confess to hiding the family beneath his floor and then orders his soldiers to shoot the floorboards where they are hiding. The entire family is killed, except for Shosanna (Mélanie Laurent), who runs off in the distance as Landa calmly watches from afar. A truly magnificent opening.
Which brings me to this weekend’s video, “Grammar Nazis,” a wonderfully creative spoof of this remarkable scene by College Humor Originals. Now we all know that Nazis surely have little tolernance to begin with, but here, Col. Landa’s pet peeve is — poor grammar! It’s funny, funny stuff. The short 3½ minute video is directed by Sam Reich, Ricky Van Veen, & Josh Ruben and is a delightful homage that had me laughing when I first saw it. Click on the link below to watch it!