Another Open Letter to SuperMousey

Dear SuperMousey,

It’s my understanding that you’ve never seen The Princess Bride.  I don’t know why your dad would deprive you of this important milestone in a young girl’s development, but I advise you to check HBO Family in the coming days and watch it.

The Dread Pirate Roberts is exactly the kind of guy every girl should have a crush on, at least briefly.

And you will love running around the house yelling, “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Love,

Aunt B.

15 thoughts on “Another Open Letter to SuperMousey

  1. Aw. In my senior year of college, I moved into a suite with three other girls. Between us we had four copies of The Princess Bride movie.
    I always said, too, that a movie that optimistic and snarkily romantic could only have been made in the 80s.
    Then Stardust came out.

  2. Ah, The Princess Bride, I love that movie. I was about 17 years old when I saw it for the first time, the guy who would later become a methodist minister and marry Jim and I, but was only 15 at the time, told me I NEEDED to see The Princess Bride. (holy runon sentence, batman!) So I borrowed the video tape from him and watched it, and he was right. I NEEDED to see that. One of my favorite movies ever, man.

  3. I loved the princess bride. Have you seen the new special edition DVD cover. “The Princess Bride” is written in the middle in a script that says “The Princess Bride” whether you hold it right side up or upside down.

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  5. My kids love the movie. My 4yo runs around saying “Humperdink, Humperdink” and he and my 2yo have been staging sword battles. It’s one movie I watch over and over.

  6. it’s one of those movies everybody should see, at least once, just as a basic introduction to modern western culture. i’ve known some people who didn’t immediately love it, but i still think that makes them weird.

  7. …well, as part of a basic introduction… i keep speaking very sloppily of late. drat.

  8. I am very interested in the outcome of Supermousey’s viewing of this fine film, because it is one of my favorites of ALL-TIME, but I wonder if people who see it now will get it the way we did when it first came out.

    Like I loved (not as much as PB, but still, loved) Buckaroo Bonzai Across The 8th Dimension, and we watched it with my friend the Yogini, who had never seen it, and she didn’t really get it. We were rolling on the floor, and she’s all, Okaaaaaaayyyyyy, and we’re all, It’s so fuuunnnnyyyyy, and she’s all, Uh-huh.

  9. “rush a miracle worker, you get crappy miracles”.

    see? the thing’s just so full of quotables, how can you understand what people are talking about if you haven’t seen it?

    and the quotes out of it just keep mutating to fit into subcultures you’d never expect to find them in, too. i mean, us unix geeks are always using “my $NAME is inigo.montoya. you kill -9’ed my PPID. prepare to vi.” in our signature files, and if it weren’t for that movie, it’d be a total in-joke that nobody but us’d ever get.

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