Sat down to scarf some supper in front of the tv, expecting nothing but cheap reality shows and endless reruns of Law and Order. Instead I was surprised to find Bob and Doug Mackenzie in Strange Brew. I had intended to take a very short dinner break and get back to work, but what better excuse for procrastination than a classic piece of Canadian cinema, eh?
I noticed a couple of interesting things in the movie. They use the word, “horked” as a synonym for “stole”, as in, “Look! Somebody horked our clothes!” (Check the MP3. And if that’s not enough, take off, eh!)
Then as they’re driving around in circa-1983 Scarborough or wherever they’re supposed to live I was surprised by how much it looked like modern day Surrey: dirty wide avenues lines by banks, gas stations, Indian food joints and 7-11s.
Another weird thing. As the brothers go into the Beer Store to try to procure a free 24-pack with their mouse-in-a-bottle, the customer before them orders a case of “Yukon Gold”. Indeed, it comes rolling down the ramp right at the camera, a pack of “Yukon Gold”.
I’m sure it’s not the same, but you can some of that stuff up here, too, eh?