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Mikey Likes It!

February 25th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 18 Comments

“Just what do you like?” is a question I get a lot. Given my choice of careers it’s an entirely reasonable question. The fact that people ask it in a tone suggesting they’d like to help themselves to a handful of my shirt front while asking it is also not unexpected. More often than not I can’t come up with an answer, not because I don’t like a lot of movies, mind you. It’s just my natural inability to recall much of anything.

But last night’s Academy Awards “Best Song” result reminded me, and I’m delighted to report that I really quite liked the movie Once. I liked it so much, in fact, that I watched it twice, on consecutive nights. The music is charming without being cloying; the performances were winning; the direction steady and effective. I really, really liked it.

Liked it, in the past tense, that is. Why the change of heart? This.

This is not fan created – this is directly from the official website.

Pants ain’t happy either.


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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ninjew on Feb 25, 2008 at 12:02 pm


    That makes “The Hampster Dance” seem like Billboard material…

  • 2 SEISMIC on Feb 25, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    WOW! Now that’s messed up!! (attempting to sound like that kid from Recess! know who I’m talking about?!)

  • 3 Rude on Feb 25, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    “Once” is a great film that my girlfriend talked me into seeing. And i’m glad she did…

    But that Chipmunk version? Wow. Although, i like how he scratches his butt while singing. That’s a nice touch there.


  • 4 mrbasehart on Feb 25, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    That blows. I mean, where the hell are Simon and Theodore? Has Alvin gone solo? Greedy little bastard.

  • 5 Courtney on Feb 25, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    “Falling Slowly” makes me weep. This version makes me weep in a different way. Like by reaching into my eyeballs and clawing the tears out. Friggin’ rodents.

    Alvin should really have stayed in the 80s singing songs about hot air balloon racing.

  • 6 SaucyRossy on Feb 25, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Once is really good. Mike did you like the best picture winner No Country for Old Men?

  • 7 Rob T Firefly on Feb 25, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    When Pants’ pinstriped Kangol comes off, you just know there’s going to be trouble.

  • 8 Will on Feb 25, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Did you see any of the best picture nominees?

  • 9 R.A. Roth on Feb 25, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    After watching that clip, I had to apply a gallon or so of styptic to my eardrums. Once the pain calmed to continuous dull throb, it occurred to me that Hollywood hates us and wants us all to die horribly.


  • 10 Dan Noutko-Kennedy on Feb 25, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Was there an all-singing, all-dancing, all-varmint musical version of The Scarlet Letter that I missed somehow?

  • 11 SEISMIC on Feb 25, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    I say grad a keg and guzzle-that’ll ease the pain somewhat!

  • 12 Jerk on Feb 25, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    I didn’t hear the original, so when I went to that site to do so, I just laughed so hard. This is terrible.

  • 13 Bill Corbett on Feb 25, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    I’d love to sic our Jack Russell Terrier on Alvin, right as he’s desecrating that lovely song. ‘Twould be quite satisfying to watch.

  • 14 MikeP on Feb 25, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    I sense a Milli Vanilli-grade scandal. Alvin is clearly lip-syncing to Disembodio’s vocal track.

  • 15 Chris on Feb 25, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    The “Pants Beard”. Patent pending.

  • 16 Libby on Feb 26, 2008 at 6:52 am

    I loved Once as well. Love that song, too.

    But man, do I hate me some Alvin.

    For some reason, helium voiced people singing under the guise of pantsless rodents appeal to our culture. I do not understand.

  • 17 dignan on Feb 26, 2008 at 10:24 am


  • 18 A.M.P. on Mar 1, 2008 at 10:11 am

    I also LOVED Once. I have the CD soundtrack, and it’s one of my favorites. Great for healing my ears and rinsing bad tastes out of my mouth left from, let’s say, an Alvin and the Chipmunks song.