When Cami uses logic, Tom ends up getting his coat.

Curiously, there’s been a lot of references to the consumption of excrement in the last few months. Am I developing some kind of mental disorder?

Despite our horror in response to the first trailer for Alvin and The Chipmunks, real-life Cami turned a corner after seeing the second trailer in front of Enchanted a few weeks ago. The scene she describes in the comic was the clincher and, I have to admit, it is pretty adorable.

If you haven’t seen either one, I dug them out of YouTube for your time-wasting enjoyment.

Alvin and The Chipmunks: Trailer 1

Alvin and The Chipmunks: Trailer 2

Out of the gate, the Alvin and The Chipmunks movie didn’t make a good first impression. Between the turd eating and the ill-concieved reimaging of The Chipmunks as some kind of hard core hip hope group in the poster, a lot of people were left scratching their heads.

At first, I wondered “Why even make an Alvin and The Chipmunks movie? It’s been years since I’ve even thought of their Saturday morning exploits.” Growing up in the ’80’s, they had a cartoon show that remember fondly and the CGI version of The Chipmunks seemed like a perversion of the characters. The “Two Chipmunks, One Cup” thing going on in the trailer didn’t help that perception.

Then I realized that The Chipmunks have been around in one form or another since the 1950’s and obviously this iteration wasn’t aimed to my sensibilities. I worried for the future of society if this is what kids find funny, but otherwise found the film harmless and it dropped off my radar.

But now with the second trailer, I’m starting to think “Hey, this doesn’t look too bad.” Now I’m worried about my own mental stability.

I’ll never completely understand the appeal of The Chipmunks. It’s just some dude speaking and singing at ramped up speed. Now I’m starting to think there’s something in the harmonic frequency that delights the pleasure centers of our brain involuntarily. Like the nefarious “brown note,” it’s beyond our control.

Ross Bagdasarian Sr. set loose something unholy with his creation. Need proof? Alvin and The Chipmunks have won FIVE GRAMMYS.

Isn’t America great?

That’s it on my end. Have a great weekend everybody!

↓ Transcript
I’ve decided I want to see Alvin and the Chipmunks

That movie is going to be horrible.

Did you forget the trailer where Alvin eats Theodore’s feces?

No, but there’s a new trailer now.

And there’s a scene where Theodore asks Dave if he can sleep with him because he had a nightmare and he ends up sleeping on Dave’s face!

It’s so adorable! I can’t wait to see the whole movie!
Besides, you’re always dragging me to some action movie and those are frequently horrible!

Name one action movie we’ve been to recently where one of the main characters eats a turd.


I’ll get my coat.