Last Night Scott and I saw one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. In the Loop. It's a smart British Comedy that parodies the US and British governments and international relations. If you like the Monty Python series and you, at least, appreciate Dr. Strangelove, you'll really enjoy In the Loop!
It is written and directed by Armando Iannucci. who is also the writer/director of the BBC TV Series The Thick of It which satirizes the inner workings of the British Government. In the Loop developed out of the wacky political comedy series in Brittain Yes Minister and the Yes Prime Minister. You definitely have to get and enjoy British humor to enjoy these TV shows. In the Loop isn't just British but if you don't laugh at British humore a good portion of the movie will be lost to you. I haven't laughed this hard during a movie in a long time!
The movie ended about dinner time and it was just our luck that a block away was Junior's. For anyone out there who doesn't know, Junior's is known for its cheesecake, according to some it's the best cheesecake you can ever hope to eat! So who am I to say no to Junior's?! I wouldn't be a true New Yawker if I did that! At Junior's everything is BIG! When it comes to food, anyway, there are no small portions cake included (Heee, heee!) Besides cheesecake, the other thing Junior's is known for, mainly just around these here parts is BBQ, they make some mighty fine BBQ ribs, shrimp & chicken. Scott and I each order some of the BBQ and we were served two plates with enough food to feed the East Coast! We aren't really big eaters and there was cake to be had! We took home some very nice doggie bags or, in our case Cat-bags to some very appreciative purring felines! We also took home a lovely piece of Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake. When we ordered one piece the waiter thought we wanted one entire cake! Thank goodness we cleared that up before he sent us home with the entire Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake cake...hmmmmm, I'm just realizing that I could have had enough cheesecake to have dessert every night for a week or so. hmmm....Oh well! We came home, mushed up & fed the kitties settled in and had some delicious cheeseckae & coffee. It was a yummy-licious end to a fun day!