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The truth about relationships…as told by Steve Oedekerk

There is a very good chance you’ve never heard of the 90s film High Strung, especially considering it was a fairly small indie flick for its time. But it has since gained cult status and worth a watch for sure (youtube link below for full film, otherwise it’s very hard to find). Starring Steve Oedekerk, the premise is that he’s a grumpy guy who complains about his life so much and how he’d “rather be dead” that death (played by Jim Carrey) finally shows up to put him out of his misery. The movie almost entirely takes place in an apartment with very few actors. So simple, yet so hilarious. If you don’t have time for the full feature, then check out this rant on relationships. Thane (Steve Oedekerk) is clearly bitter about his last break up tells us why he feels they should change the name of relationships to “pain land”.

Dumb and Dumber…the animated series

There is a lot of hype over the third (yes, third) Dumber and Dumber feature film: Dumb and Dumber To. Oh, did you forget about Dumb and Dumberer? We wish we did… We here at The Nostalgia Blog are pretty excited for the new release and to see how Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels reprise their famed 90s roles. In doing a little YouTubing of Dumb and Dumber we came across a little gem that we didn’t even know existed….Dumb and Dumber The Animated Series. This ABC, Hanna-Barbera-produced show debuted in 1995 and was cancelled after it’s first season. After watching a clip, I was surprised to see/hear that Jim Carey did the voice of Lloyd Christmas, until I researched the show to find out that the voice was actually done by Matt Frewer. Matt is most known as the 80s cult hit character Max Headroom. A character that many people claim to have inspired Jim Carey mannerisms, Cool hun? What do you think Jim Carey = Max Headroom ripoff?

Who remembers the movie Simon Birch?

This was a popular movie that teachers would show on long field trips or during Friday afternoon class time (when the teachers were lazy and would show family friendly VHS tapes). “A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him.” Who doesn’t think God has a great purpose for him? Also, I totally forgot Jim Carey had a cameo in this. Simon Birch was based on the novel “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving. Irving hated the idea of his book being turned into a film, so when he sold the screen rights he put in the condition that it not be released under the same name as his book. He also provided the name Simon Birch for the producers to use in place of Owen Meany. Simon was a loveable character. His high pitched voice and little frame made him one of those characters that made you say “awwwwwwww.” The actor playing Simon, Ian Michael Smith, was only 10 years old during the making …