Thursday, May 12, 2011

We Are Not Amused

NYT:

Will Ferrell, the “Saturday Night Live” alumnus turned star of hit films like “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” will be the 14th recipient of the Mark Twain Prize, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts said on Thursday morning.

Why? I don't understand. I'm pretty sure I've never once laughed at anything Will Ferrell has ever done. I don't even actively dislike him, because he doesn't inspire that much reaction from me. He just bores me and I forget about him as soon as he's out of sight. Did I miss something? I'm really asking here. Was there an example of sparkling wit or perfect delivery somewhere along the way that justifies his stature? I'm open to being convinced here, though I'm skeptical that it can be done.

Jesus. What next, Keanu Reeves as Hamlet? Oh, wait...