Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Return Of The Bad Lieutenant's Wife

Thanks to Flannery, I give you, the return of The Bad Lieutenant's Wife.

Half of you that come to this blog will say, "what is that? Did I read that right?"

Yes, you did. It was and is, "an online forum in which you the reader, combine as many as four disparate movie titles into one." Read on to see where the title came from-

A friend of mine and I had a conversation years ago, where we came up with a word-slash-title game. You combine two disparate movie titles into one, as if it was a natural thing all along. Thus, "The Bad Lieutenant's Wife" was born.

So, using the aforementioned as an example:"The Bad Lieutenant" and "The French Lieutenant's Woman," become "The Bad Lieutenant's Wife."


"Three Men And A Little Lady" + "The Lady In The Lake" = "Three Men And The Lady In The Lake."

This was before Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, I think, but I'm not entirely sure. So using a movie with Kevin Bacon, "The River Wild" and couple that with "A River Runs Through It." You get the "The River Runs Wild Through It."

Any movie with "Friday" in the title is too easy. "The Friday The 13th After Next," right?

You can mix eras up, by taking something older and combining it with something a little more recent. Thus, "Bad Santa At Black Rock." You can use a maximum of four titles, because things tend to be confusing after that.

If you can, before posting your submission, please type in keywords of your titles, click "Search Blog" to make sure that your combination is not redundant.

Surely, you the reader can do better, "Jude Law, The Obscure"...well, that's not really a movie title compilation, but you get the idea.

Give it a try, if you believe that you can compete with the awesomeness of Secret Agent Flan.


Dale said...

Flannery and some of your other entrants are brilliant at the game although I could never come up with much. I'm too busy thinking about me to think about other things.

Flannery Alden said...

Long live Bad Lieutenant's Wife! We just needed some new movies to come out...

Thanks for providing a way to play with words and think differently. I've always enjoyed BLW.

Tanya Espanya said...

Yeah, Dale, busy curing cancer...

Flannery, Cormac, you clever funny people! I got nothing.

Paul Brazill said...

Congrats on the new Twist of Noir story. I like...

Cormac Brown said...


Think of this way, you are why that blog flourished. You and "Some Guy" Chris brought over the majority of the particpants via your plugs, including the Incredible Flan. So in a sense, you were the man behind the phenomenon.


You've always brought your "A" game to the point that I wondered if you've crossed ginko baloba with steroids ; )

"Thanks for providing a way to play with words and think differently. I've always enjoyed BLW."

And we the audience have enjoyed your greatness.


Approach with the same tongue in cheek that you do your own life, and you will thrive.

Paulie Decibels,

Thank you.