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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

NPW: Hotter Than Anne Ramsey

I was having a pleasant chat the other day with a friend when I mentioned that I had seen one of my all-time favorite movies, Goonies, in the theater at Harvard last weekend. I was elucidating all of the reasons why it has stood the test of time and why it's the perfect young adult movie when I realized suddenly I couldn't remember the woman's name that played Mama Fratelli.

"Anne Ramsey", came his immediate reply- too fast to even have IMDB'd it.
"How the hell did you know that?"
"Huh, no idea. Six years clerking in a video store?"
"Well, yeah, anyway, so Anne Ramsey. She is one ugly lady. If I only had one wish, it would be that I never ended up looking like her."
"Too late."

With the threat of bodily harm he eventually rescinded his statement with a "obviously you're hotter than Anne Ramsey", but still the thought remained: what would I do if I looked like Anne Ramsey? I mean, she's worse even than Kathy Bates, and that's saying something. At least Kathy Bates never wore a beret (that I know of), and never starred in Throw Momma From A Train. But if I were Ms. Ramsey I think I'd try to steal One-Eyed Willie's gold, too. Just to fix those jowls.


Anonymous Anonymous rocks hardcore!

LOL....she looks like someone threw her from the train!!!!!

10:48 AM

Blogger CarpeDM rocks hardcore!

Hey, I think Kathie Bates is pretty good looking for her age. And I am sad that I can't remember Goonies that well. I am a disgrace to my whole generation.

11:29 AM

Blogger Beej rocks hardcore!

I dunno. She's pretty hottt. You can tell because of all the "t"s I used.

2:38 PM

Blogger Ween rocks hardcore!

As unattractive as Anne Ramsey may be, she certainly carved a niche for herself in film.

3:20 PM

Blogger Lisa rocks hardcore!

Two words: plastic surgery. (Which I'm not normally in favor of, but just has to be done)

6:22 PM

Blogger Aaron rocks hardcore!

I still can't believe how quickly her name popped into my head. It scares me sometimes, the ratio of useless information to useful information stored in my brain.

For example, I have to carry a trial size deodorant around in my bag in case I forget to put some on before leaving the house. On the other hand, I can name all the Bond movies in order, by actor, or by song. Why? Why?

PS - You never threatened me with bodily harm. Don't lie to your readers.

6:41 PM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Consider this your threat of bodily harm, Ace. It's implicit in every one of our conversations.

6:55 PM

Blogger Beej rocks hardcore!

Aaron is only 53% hotter than Bea Arthur. You are at least 75% hotter. I've never seen you in person. But I know this to be true.

6:50 AM

Blogger Noelle rocks hardcore!

A friend and I used to play "6 degrees of separation" at work by giving each other two random names to try to connect. He once stumped me with Anne Ramsey, but I stumped him with William Zabka, another evil, yet good-looking 80's bad guy.

7:35 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Beej- I think I actually threatened him with the telling people he had a thing for Anne Ramsey (you know, since she had the cute little French beret and all). That's something akin to physical violence, no?

Noelle- I totally had to IMDB William Zabka. Good one.

8:02 AM

Blogger stilettoheights rocks hardcore!

lol, I knew you were talking about Aaron right away, I love his compliment that you were hotter than her...

um, if I looked like that I would kill myself, I am very, very vain.

8:08 AM

Blogger stefanie rocks hardcore!

I pride myself on retaining all sorts of useless entertainment-related trivia bits, but never in a million years could I have come up with Anne Ramsey's name without consulting IMDB.

Also, I've never seen you, but I am confident you are way hotter than her. No worries.

10:03 AM


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