does sister act exist in the same cinematic universe as mamma mia?
more importantly, does sister act 2: back in the habit exist in the same cinematic universe as mamma mia: here we go again????
Good evening friends and enemies welcome to this week’s Circle Back I’m not using any punctuation right now which I know is annoying but this is the only way I can get my point across about what it is I am trying to discuss. Yesterday, I was watching that new scary show on Netflix that I can’t remember the name of. Part of the show takes place in 1994, which immediately made me think about what else takes place in 1994: Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. And then I wondered, Do the people in the show in 1994 know about Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit? And THEN I wondered, oh my god do Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit exist in the cinematic universe of horror films? Like, in the Scream movies, for example — Does Sidney Prescott have a VHS copy of those movies in her house? Does Brad Pitt introduce Kirsten Dunst to Whoopi Goldberg’s oeuvre in Interview With The Vampire? In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, does Buffy’s go-to film star Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, and Maggie Smith? These are the things that we need to know, and we need to know them now.
Sister Act absolutely exists in the Harry Potter universe because it is a magical movie, so I’m not even gonna waste my time trying to convince any of you of that.
So weird to think about if certain movies exist in the worlds of other movies! I love this topic it’s so fun I’m gonna keep talking about it. Like, what if Camp Rock exists in the High School Musical universe, or The Departed in The Godfather universe? Are all the Quentin Tarantino movies in the same universe? Do Hogwarts students watch Lord of the Rings? Do Adam Sandler movies exist in the same universe as Squid Game? Like, before the Squid Game characters went to play the Squid Game and they all died, did they watch a Borat movie? Do I exist in the same universe as the Stab movies, which are the movies in the Scream movies that are based on Sidney Prescott’s experiences with Ghostface even though we’re watching it all as Scream but in the movies they create their own movies called Stab? Wait, what did I just say? What was I talking about I’m getting distracted. Wait, are the Quentin Tarantino movies in the same cinematic universe? Why am I asking you? You could just Google it, Kerry.
Anyway, these are all things to circle back to when omicron is gone and omegatron3000 has arrived.
Now that that’s out of the way, punctuation will go back to normal. Maybe.
This is just something I saw earlier this week:
These are “Nervous Chairs” by Wilkinson & Rivera. I couldn’t think of a better example of my personality. Okay, moving on.
This isn’t a new experience for me, coming from Chicago, but I’ve been seeing so many houseless people on the subway asking people for money, for food, for something to stay warm, and everyone else on the trains will just straight up ignore them. It feels so horribly wrong to ignore someone on the train asking for money — to pretend you’re so busy reading a book or listening to music or checking your phone even though it doesn’t work underground. Are we that afraid of someone who can’t even find their next meal that we have to ignore them and act like they’re not there? Can you not even imagine how awful it must feel having to ask you for money? And you know you have a dollar, but I guess there’s something more important that you’re gonna use that dollar for because everything in New York City only costs a dollar. My small oat latte today was $5.63. The dollar in my pocket wouldn’t cover that, and it especially wouldn’t cover it because this coffee shop is card only. So give away your stupid dollar! Money is dumb it’s just paper and it’s gross anyway, so get rid of it because it’s just gonna sit in your pocket until the apocalypse.
I know this all didn’t just start, but it blows my mind the way people treat other people when they’re different from them. Just because a person is on a train asking for money doesn’t mean they’re lesser than you! And if you’re sooo upset about them sleeping and begging on the train, GIVE THEM THE DOLLAR IN YOUR POCKET AND MOVE ON. This is a rant that is entirely different from the movie thing I was talking about earlier, but it happened again today, and I have to talk about it! And if you are sooo upset about the housing crisis — but all you’re doing to address it is talk about how horrible it is and then ignore houseless people on the trains and the streets — and you want to know what you can do to help END the housing crisis, I can give you one easy suggestion that will change your world forever:
Since we all should be aware that Internet access is very much a privilege, we can use that privilege and GOOGLE how to not be a total Karen to people who don’t have the same luxuries we do. The Internet is crazy, y’all. You’re all reading this on the Internet right now. And I’m posting it on the Internet. And I found that photo of Kamala Harris on the Internet t w i c e. And I got this notification sent to me on the Internet:
Ya, Twitter, I know. That is because I be logging onto the work iPad. But thank you for informing me. The Internet! I’m distracted again.
Alright, well, that’s all I’m going to address this time around. Lots of sad news in the news this past week, and I didn’t wanna throw any of that in here. Sometimes, we need to read the dumbest thing we’ve ever thought about — like Sister Act existing in the same universe as National Treasure. But now you’re all gonna be thinking about what movies could exist as movies in other movies for the rest of your night. And to that, I say, you’re welcome.
I often write this newsletter during my breaks at Warby Parker, and today my manager made fun of me for writing this all on an iPad and a portable keyboard and said, “What are you, my dad?” And I said, “Oh, I don’t know is your dad super cool and smart and practical and also probably really funny?” Something to think about.
Here is a photo I took this week in Prospect Park that I thought was fun and maybe it’s deep or maybe someone just forgot their helmet or maybe I just have a really great eye for helmets on tree branches.
Have a good week, everyone! Don’t get omicron! AOC has already made an Instagram post about contracting it, and we don’t need another post from YOU, too. Ok, God bless, stay warm, stay safe.