Tue Apr 14 1998 12:00: Yesterday the Kris-Adam-Leonard entity went to see Very Bad Things. Kris didn't like it. I didn't like it either. The best thing I can say about that movie is that it gave life to my fear of death by impalement on one of those towel rack things. But the Jewish characters were written by someone who either knew nothing about Judaism or who didn't care. Not only did the Daniel Stern character believe in hell, but he actually yelled out "Christ!" at one point. Yeesh. And he wasn't a nonpracticing Jew, either, because he did all these dinky Jewish things that a nonpracticing Jew wouldn't care about. I think that's a good summary of the movie, actually. It was written by someone who didn't care. It wasn't funny. It tried and it failed miserably. And the ending was the lamest thing in the world. Oh well. I don't need to see it again. And Kris, there was no time lapse in the sequence where they were holding the bathroom door shut. I think you just mentally inserted a time lapse because that scene dragged on for so long. Also, the nudity in The Big Lebowski was pretty gratuitous.