Thursday, July 25, 2013

Gordon in the morning: Struggling to understand a joke

So, Hugh Jackman, who plays Wolverine (a wolf who was bitten by a radioactive nectarine) and his wife Deborra Lee-Furness did an interview where they goofed around about what it'd be like if he had those claws on when he went home from work:

Asked what it’s like to live with Hugh in full Wolverine mode, Deborra-Lee said: “Oh my God, it’s dreadful! Always with the claws. I’m like, ‘Mix the salad. Put them to use, come on!’”

Hugh interrupted: “The sheets we go through...” Let’s hope he pops the props in the dishwasher between jobs.
That's amusing, right? A throwaway joke.

Um... what are you typing there, Gordon?
WITHOUT wanting to sound too camp, HUGH JACKMAN doesn’t struggle in the looks or body department.

But the Aussie actor still keeps his missus interested in the sack — by wearing his full Wolverine outfit, including the blades.

A dangerous business when it comes to tuning the radio upstairs, and I won’t even go downstairs.

And it’s just as well he has a few sheckles in his bank account, because their antics cost a fortune in ripped bed sheets.
Gordon, you do realise that it was a gag, don't you?

(Actually, more to the point, you do realise that a man saying another man is attractive is in no way "camp" at all, don't you? Did you originally write "gay" there and then try to row back, perhaps?)

Still, it's a joke. They haven't actually spent anything on ripped sheets, because they're not actually going upstairs with him wearing wolf claws.

Phew. Thank god we were able to get that clear before, say, you went on and built a massive claim a bit like a man who thinks Fawlty Towers is a fly-on-the-wall documentary.