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(Mother Nature Network)   When Ian Ziering first read the script to 'Sharknado' he immediately recognized that it would become a cultural touchstone that would transcend the traditional banality of Hollywood plots. Just kidding. He needed the gig to get health insurance   (mnn.com) divider line 25
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2013-12-18 03:42:50 AM
Or so he said.

Ahem.
 
2013-12-18 03:44:51 AM
Wow. He looks pretty damn good for 49.
 
2013-12-18 03:52:23 AM
I blame Sharknadobama.
 
2013-12-18 03:59:31 AM
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Can understand.
 
2013-12-18 04:01:01 AM
I think it says a lot that  Sharknado was the first non-furry-related movie to wind up as the dead-dog movie at Oklacon (in which everyone still left at 11-whatever on Sunday night at the very tail end of the convention just lampoons the shiat out of it, very likely quite drunk).
 
2013-12-18 04:04:01 AM
I challenge Farkers to find anyone surprised by this news.
 
mhd
2013-12-18 04:08:07 AM
He was da bomb in Aztec Rex.

/aka. Tyrannosarus Azteca, the name is as elusive as his Spanish accent
 
2013-12-18 04:15:37 AM
I'm always happy that I didn't go into acting when I see all the guys who are way better looking than me ending up in terrible movies or gay porn.....
 
2013-12-18 06:26:21 AM
If Ian Ziering can't afford health insurance, what hope is there for us average slobs?
 
2013-12-18 06:50:35 AM
See? This is the kind of tragedy we could avoid if we had universal health care like every other civilized country in the world.
 
2013-12-18 07:06:38 AM
So he needs to work to keep his work-related health insurance? Just like 99% of us? I'm fine with that.
 
2013-12-18 07:40:13 AM
Another reason for single-payer healthcare.  Had to turn the movie off halfway through.  And I LIKE so bad it's good movies such as The Room, Troll 2, etc.  This was so bad it's bad.
 
2013-12-18 08:07:36 AM

TheSelphie: Another reason for single-payer healthcare.  Had to turn the movie off halfway through.  And I LIKE so bad it's good movies such as The Room, Troll 2, etc.  This was so bad it's bad.


It has taken me three months to get that far into it. I watch some when I can't think of anything else to put on and holding a book is too much effort.

It really is a truly awful flick.
 
2013-12-18 09:26:14 AM
Sorry, but I don't agree with all you Sharknado haters.  I had more fun watching this movie than any other movie, ever.
 
2013-12-18 09:30:02 AM

Baloo Uriza: I think it says a lot that  Sharknado was the first non-furry-related movie to wind up as the dead-dog movie at Oklacon (in which everyone still left at 11-whatever on Sunday night at the very tail end of the convention just lampoons the shiat out of it, very likely quite drunk).


I think you are very likely quite drunk
 
2013-12-18 09:38:07 AM

mojodragon: Sorry, but I don't agree with all you Sharknado haters.  I had more fun watching this movie than any other movie, ever.


It's not a movie to be savored. It's a movie to be swallowed in a single shot without chewing.

Look at this guy:

Chevello: It has taken me three months to get that far into it. I watch some when I can't think of anything else to put on and holding a book is too much effort.


You can't watch part of Sharknado hoping to find some bright spot and then leave when you can't find it. The whole movie, as a whole, is the bright spot. It is the complete disregard for reality, science, physics, marine biology, meteorology, aerodynamics, power tool usage, tensile strength of rope, helicopter stability over motherfarking tornadoes, and basically every other thing that ties our little monkey brains to the fabric of reality.

You watch it once, in one shot, and digest it and enjoy it for what it is. Don't try to fit it into your model of "so good it's bad" or even "good movie". It isn't. It's schlock. It's pure, unadulterated brain candy. It's the Teletubbies for adults. No redeeming value whatsoever, so don't look for any.

If you've watched parts of it and given up, then at this point, just give up. It's not for you and you aren't going to get it. That's okay. Some people sip their tequila. Others shoot it. This movie is for the latter.
 
2013-12-18 09:40:57 AM

Chevello: TheSelphie: Another reason for single-payer healthcare.  Had to turn the movie off halfway through.  And I LIKE so bad it's good movies such as The Room, Troll 2, etc.  This was so bad it's bad.

It has taken me three months to get that far into it. I watch some when I can't think of anything else to put on and holding a book is too much effort.

It really is a truly awful flick.


I'm not sure if it was halfway or a bit before halfway.  Either way we gave up.

The most amusing part was all the obvious stock footage they used.  At one point they had stock footage of a storm that had a sign totally in Japanese.  They didn't even care that it was in the wrong language.
 
2013-12-18 09:53:22 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: mojodragon: Sorry, but I don't agree with all you Sharknado haters.  I had more fun watching this movie than any other movie, ever.

It's not a movie to be savored. It's a movie to be swallowed in a single shot without chewing.

Look at this guy:
Chevello: It has taken me three months to get that far into it. I watch some when I can't think of anything else to put on and holding a book is too much effort.

You can't watch part of Sharknado hoping to find some bright spot and then leave when you can't find it. The whole movie, as a whole, is the bright spot. It is the complete disregard for reality, science, physics, marine biology, meteorology, aerodynamics, power tool usage, tensile strength of rope, helicopter stability over motherfarking tornadoes, and basically every other thing that ties our little monkey brains to the fabric of reality.

You watch it once, in one shot, and digest it and enjoy it for what it is. Don't try to fit it into your model of "so good it's bad" or even "good movie". It isn't. It's schlock. It's pure, unadulterated brain candy. It's the Teletubbies for adults. No redeeming value whatsoever, so don't look for any.

If you've watched parts of it and given up, then at this point, just give up. It's not for you and you aren't going to get it. That's okay. Some people sip their tequila. Others shoot it. This movie is for the latter.


I get that. I generally enjoy movies like this, the Asylum knockoffs and like that, but this one just goes completely over my head for some reason.

maybe it's because I get health insurance from work.
 
2013-12-18 10:00:45 AM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: Baloo Uriza: I think it says a lot that  Sharknado was the first non-furry-related movie to wind up as the dead-dog movie at Oklacon (in which everyone still left at 11-whatever on Sunday night at the very tail end of the convention just lampoons the shiat out of it, very likely quite drunk).

I think you are very likely quite drunk


I was actually just really tired when I wrote that.  But Sharknado was the dead dog movie at Oklacon last year, and I was so drunk that night that I woke up drunk the next morning and had to have someone else who rode to the con with me drive on the way back (I didn't really sober up until about sunset day).  Kinda wish I set up a camera to record the riff because some of it was just classic.
 
2013-12-18 10:01:02 AM
I got my lucky, +1, magic bar-stool...
 
2013-12-18 10:30:22 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: mojodragon: Sorry, but I don't agree with all you Sharknado haters.  I had more fun watching this movie than any other movie, ever.

It's not a movie to be savored. It's a movie to be swallowed in a single shot without chewing.

Look at this guy:
Chevello: It has taken me three months to get that far into it. I watch some when I can't think of anything else to put on and holding a book is too much effort.

You can't watch part of Sharknado hoping to find some bright spot and then leave when you can't find it. The whole movie, as a whole, is the bright spot. It is the complete disregard for reality, science, physics, marine biology, meteorology, aerodynamics, power tool usage, tensile strength of rope, helicopter stability over motherfarking tornadoes, and basically every other thing that ties our little monkey brains to the fabric of reality.

You watch it once, in one shot, and digest it and enjoy it for what it is. Don't try to fit it into your model of "so good it's bad" or even "good movie". It isn't. It's schlock. It's pure, unadulterated brain candy. It's the Teletubbies for adults. No redeeming value whatsoever, so don't look for any.

If you've watched parts of it and given up, then at this point, just give up. It's not for you and you aren't going to get it. That's okay. Some people sip their tequila. Others shoot it. This movie is for the latter.


It was the point when the house on the hill just exploded with internal water and sharks, with no water around it and no damage to the neighbor's house, that I stopped saying "But how could they...", "What the hell, that wouldn't...",  "Really?", and just said "fark it, because Sharknado, that's why!"  It was at that point that I truly got it.
 
2013-12-18 11:05:02 AM
See it is only through great suffering that one can create truly great art!
 
2013-12-18 11:17:27 AM
ChrisDe: So he needs to work to keep his work-related health insurance? Just like 99% of us? I'm fine with that.


Well for most actors that's sort of easier said than done.  I'm sure most would be happy if they could work all the time, but it's usually a lot of unemployed time in between projects.... more so for the non-actors guild (nonunion) and just starting out actors.

This guy's factors for taking that role are not surprising at all if you know people in the "industry".
 
2013-12-18 04:35:28 PM
49, with babies on the way and not even enough money to buy his own health insurance.  Nice.
 
2013-12-18 09:12:41 PM

mojodragon: AverageAmericanGuy: mojodragon: Sorry, but I don't agree with all you Sharknado haters.  I had more fun watching this movie than any other movie, ever.

It's not a movie to be savored. It's a movie to be swallowed in a single shot without chewing.

Look at this guy:
Chevello: It has taken me three months to get that far into it. I watch some when I can't think of anything else to put on and holding a book is too much effort.

You can't watch part of Sharknado hoping to find some bright spot and then leave when you can't find it. The whole movie, as a whole, is the bright spot. It is the complete disregard for reality, science, physics, marine biology, meteorology, aerodynamics, power tool usage, tensile strength of rope, helicopter stability over motherfarking tornadoes, and basically every other thing that ties our little monkey brains to the fabric of reality.

You watch it once, in one shot, and digest it and enjoy it for what it is. Don't try to fit it into your model of "so good it's bad" or even "good movie". It isn't. It's schlock. It's pure, unadulterated brain candy. It's the Teletubbies for adults. No redeeming value whatsoever, so don't look for any.

If you've watched parts of it and given up, then at this point, just give up. It's not for you and you aren't going to get it. That's okay. Some people sip their tequila. Others shoot it. This movie is for the latter.

It was the point when the house on the hill just exploded with internal water and sharks, with no water around it and no damage to the neighbor's house, that I stopped saying "But how could they...", "What the hell, that wouldn't...",  "Really?", and just said "fark it, because Sharknado, that's why!"  It was at that point that I truly got it.


I'll have to try it again from the beginning. I really want to like it. It's my kind of movie.
 
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