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The army couldn’t afford drapes? I’ll be up at the crack of dawn!

May 4, 2009

Judy Benjamin: I think they sent me to the wrong place.
Capt. Lewis: Uh-huh.
Judy Benjamin: See, I did join the army, but I joined a *different* army.
I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms…

As a film buff, I hate lame remakes of classic movies more than anything. Well, more than anything except for dumb fashions, bullfighting, brussels sprouts, gyrocopters, clothing on dogs, Adolf Hitler

Anyway, it appears now they’re remaking that 1980 Goldie Hawn movie “Private Benjamin,” about a spoiled rich woman who joins the army. But I’m keeping an open mind on this one, just because the casting is inspired!

Pure genius! Hire Paris Hilton, and cast her in the role she was born to play!

I’m no pushover, but one look at this studio publicity shot below and I was doubled over with tequila spurting out of my nose.

If they can just nail the part of Captain Lewis, played so brilliantly by Eileen Brennan in the original, this could be the come-from-nowhere Oscar surprise of the year. I’m pushing German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the captain role. Who’s with me?

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Above: Screen grab from “Private Benjamin.”

Below: Paris Hilton poses with members of the UCLA Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets at the First Ladies of Africa Health Summit gala in Beverly Hills, California April 21, 2009. REUTERS/ Mario Anzuoni

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Mr Bob,I remember, from when I was a Marine, how bootcamp had this odd thing about how the recruits didn’t need drapes.Not that drapes would hold back the sunshine, usually waking up at 430am.Then, when I was a DI, I really found out what that was all about.Using old gear and eating WW2 C rations, I got the idea that the Marines always did like roughing it.But did we really need to watch an instructor at Camp Pendleton get deep fried using a WW2 flamethrower?Ah, those Marines and their usual ‘If it doesn’t kill YOU, it makes makes YOU stronger!’And the sign at the receiving barracks? ‘Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!’We don’t need no steenkin’ drapes!

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Bob, I was going to ask what you had against gyrocopters, but then I went back and looked at the old post . . .Never mind–Sorry I mentioned it buddy!

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