Hard not to get a little wistful reading this. Every guy remembers with affection that moment from his childhood when he first learned about the birds and the bees from his own state attorney general. “Anything by Sondheim,” Robert Abrams told me. “Sondheim gets ’em every time.” Looks like I was given bad advice. Which, needless to say, I already suspected.
Suddenly, my many, many e-mails to KP begging her to watch “West Side Story” with me seem foolish, and futile.
Utah’s attorney general is giving two thumbs up to the 1967 movie “Camelot” — as a way to attract girls.
Speaking on Wednesday at Utah Boys State, the annual convention of high school students interested in civics, Mark Shurtleff praised the film starring Richard Harris as King Arthur and Vanessa Redgrave as Guenevere.
Watch it with a heartthrob and “she will be your girlfriend after this movie,” said Shurtleff, 49. “That’s a promise from the attorney general. … It’s a chick flick but there’s sword fighting and jousting, too.”
That’s pretty much the whole article. The “angle,” such as it is, appears to simply be the fact that guy’s advice is so breathtakingly lame. They might as well have titled it, “Utah AG reveals himself to be titanic dork.”
Five kids, though. We have much to learn, my friends.