"The Gods Must Be Crazy"

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) is a comedy from Botswana, and it is the most popular film worldwide to ever come out of Africa. It is also a personal favorite. It starts as four stories. First, a female reporter, Sandra Prinsloo, decides to volunteer to teach at a remote school in Botswana to escape the rat race. A coke bottle thrown carelessly from a passing airplane lands in the Calahari bush, and causes a major upheaval in the bushman society. A scientist is analyzing elephant dung for his doctoral thesis. And finally, revolutionaries try to assassinate the president of a neighboring country, and flee into Botswana.

The coke bottle is the hardest thing the people there have ever seen, and the smoothest. They find dozens of uses for this gift from the Gods, but soon are fighting over it. The leader realizes it is an evil thing, and decides to throw it off the end of the earth, no matter how long it takes. The scientist is recruited to pick up Prinsloo and take her to the school when the Reverend's car has problems. He immediately turns into a blithering idiot around women, especially one he finds as attractive as Prinsloo.

Eventually, all four plots converge (did you have any doubts?) and everything works out. The story is partially narrated by someone who sounds very much like an anthropologist. Much of the humor is wonderful slapstick, which accounts for some of the worldwide popularity. The bushman, played by N!xau, an actual bushman, was a natural performer.

Prinsloo has a very nice see-through after falling into a water hole. At least two bush women show breasts. IMDB readers have this at 6.8 of 10. There are no credible reviews on line. This is finally available on DVD, together with the sequel. I am not sure what to call the genre, other than comedy, but this has, I think, a very broad appeal, and deserves a B-. Besides, you have to love a PG rated film with actual nudity.

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  • Bushmen (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • Sandra Prinsloo (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)

    "Pink Flamingos"

    Pink Flamingos (1972) is possibly the grossest film ever made, and some reviewers think it the best by John Waters. Female impersonator Divine, with the aide of her extended family, mother Edith Massey, her son, and her lady friend Mary Vivian Pearce, defend her title as dirtiest person in the world against husband and wife contenders Mink Stole and David Lochary. The couple are worthy contenders, as their main gig is kidnapping women on the highway, having their butler rape and impregnate them, then selling their babies to lesbian couples. They also run a thriving drug business in the local grammar school, and David Lochary flashes women in his spare time. He is surprised when transsexual Elizabeth Coffey flashes him back. The couple enlists the aide of Cookie Mueller to seduce the son and gain intelligence about Divine.

    The sex between the son and Mueller involves chickens, both live and dead. Grandma is live sin a play pen in a girdle and bra, and is addicted to eggs and the egg man. The couple are heavily into toe sucking. IF all of this doesn't sound gross enough to suite you, in possibly the most notorious ending of all time, Divine picks up a steaming poodle turd and eats it. No film trickery here, it actually happens. There is also a scene in the outakes of Divine giving her "son" head, which shows insertion.

    We see full frontal from Mink Stole, Elizabeth Coffey and Cookie Mueller. Mary Vivian Pearce shows breasts in the outakes. IMDB readers have this at 6.1 of 10, and Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 75% positive from the critics. Ebert was not impressed, however, and considers watching it an ordeal. I am with Ebert on this one, but it is clearly the English Patient of gross-out humor, hence receives a C+. Warning, this is a C+ as a gross-out comedy, and does not reflect my reaction to the film in any way.

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  • Elizabeth Coffey (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Mary Vivian Pearce (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  • Mink Stole (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    Janet at the Superbowl



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    Words and .wmv's from Scoop.

    .avi's from Shiloh


    Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble with the codecs for these movies:

    Shiloh says:

    FYI when I hypercam vids to make the file size smaller I use DivX MPEG-4 Fast-Motion for the video compressor, then I use virtualdub to compress the audio. The properties for the vids says the video codec:  DivX Decoder Filter & audio codec:  Morgan Stream Switcher which I'm not familiar with. When I compress the audio with virtualdub I use MPEG Layer-3.  A friend of mine told me about compressing the audio about (6) mos. ago. Like I said previously, only been capping for a year & a half & I'm no expert. Hopefully this info will help members with the proper codecs for my vids.
    When I cap big brother's I use hypercam mostly & sdp & asfrecorder if the set up allows me. I stopped using camtasia cause the file sizes were always too big, could never figure out the process, over my head lol, plus it cost too much to buy in my opinion.

    A reader says:

    You mentioned that some users were having trouble with the videos on your site. There is a tool designed to determine what codec is needed for a video. Hope this is useful to you or your users.

    Scoop says:

    I made the .wmv versions of each video. The codecs for these: Windows Video V8, Windows Audio 9. The upside of these is that you know the codecs, and they'll play in the Windows Media Player. The downside is that they are slightly larger, and slightly lower quality.

    Janet Jackson's Half Time Exposure!
    Either Janet is trying to sell a few records or perhaps she's just trying to divert some attention away from Michael's legal troubles. Personally, I've never known any woman who wore pasties unless she planned on showing them off. If it had truly been an "oops" I think we would have seen a bra or bare breast.

    Anywho...her "accidental" breast exposure during the Halftime show caused a bit of a fuss. Within an hour of the exposure, CBS got their apology out to the news wire....

    NEW YORK - CBS apologized on Sunday for an unexpectedly R-rated end to its Super Bowl halftime show, when singer Justin Timberlake (news) tore off part of Janet Jackson (news)'s top, exposing her breast.
    Here's the full story

    And more importantly, here are the pics! Many thanks to all of the 'cappers out there with HDTV!

    'Caps and comments by Spaz:

    "Julie Darling" aka "Daughter of Death" (1982)
    This Canadian thriller has been capped before but what has never been noticed before is that while the daughter (Isabelle Mejias) is watching her father make love to her stepmother (Sybil Danning), she imagines the father making love to her. This incestuous sex scene may have been cut from some video versions. Can anyone confirm this?

    A glaring continuity error is when a hooker (Elizabeth Paddon) puts on her panties after sex she is already wearing a g-string.

    "Screwballs" (1983)
    Comedy and Canadian tax shelter that started a string of low budget screwball comedies produced by Maurice Smith. The video is out of print although a region 2 DVD is available from England. One major note: if you view various online credits, the credits for Terrea Foster and Kimberly Brooks are not correct.

    • Linda Shayne: topless as Bootsie Goodhead. She is also one of the writers for this movie.
    • Linda Speciale: Purity Bush getting humped by teddy, then finally topless at the end.
    • Astrid Brandt: topless as blonde cheerleader. The brunette cheerleader is screwball favorite Kim Cayer.
    • Nanci Chambers: future JAG star manages to stay in bikini.
    • Terrea Foster: topless as Rhonda Rocket, then deep throating sausage. In real life she's married to the producer Maurice Smith.
    • Heather Smith: cleavage as Mrs. Bush, then topless doubling up as anonymous sunbather.
    • Jan Taylor: cleavage as saucy teacher.
    • Kimberly Brooks: cleavage as French teacher.
    • Raven De La Croix: robo-hooters as stripper.
    • Stripper: another stripper shows boobs and buns.
    • Jennifer Inch: topless and bush through panties getting faux breast exam.
    • Carrie Leigh: hefmate shows mega-cleavage as strip bowler.

    Other Screwball actresses in other movies:

    Crimson Ghost
    Part 1 of the Ghost's coverage of the Skinemax flick "Pleasurecraft" (1999).

    • Amber Newman, full frontal, getting seriously groped, and having plenty of pseudo sex.
      (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

    • Taimie Hannum, mostly showing off her big'uns and gettin' it on.
      (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21)

    D'oh! My apologies to the Ghost for messing up on some links yesterday, Here are the corrected links for his .wmv files featuring the ladies of "Lunch Wagon".

    'Caps and comments by Striplight:

    First up is a set of three from the film 'Alucarda'. Interesting film, hunchbacks, orgies, nuns bleeding from every orifice. And not directed by Jess Franco... The lady in black (when she's wearing clothes) is Tina Romero. Her friend is Susana Kamini.

    • Tina Romero and Susana Kamini (1, 2, 3)

    Finally, there's two from the rather arty 1986 film 'Salome'. Jo Champa is the featured dancing act. It's from rather an old VHS copy I'm afraid so the quality isn't great. If I can I'll try and make a video of the whole dance.

    • Jo Champa (1, 2)