A year ago today, hundreds of people tragically lost their eyesight as a result seeing me in a red thong for my role in “The Nedinator,” a 6-minute movie spoof that premiered in our local theater the same night as “The Terminator: Genysis.”
The movie was heralded by critics as “Ned’s best 6-minute performance.”
And my wife agrees.
For anyone who started following this blog after June last year, and who has wondered why there are so many references in the comments section about my red thong, rest assured you haven’t stumbled into a hive a kinky people. This is where it started. And, thanks to a court order siting “codes of human decency,” also where it ended.
The story behind the mini-movie is a long one, and is just as drama-filled as any Hollywood production — except with less silicone, money, sex, tantrums, Perrier, etc.
So, to celebrate the one-year anniversary…
Actually, “celebrate” might be a bit strong. How about “commemorate?” Like when there’s a tragedy?
To commemorate the 1-year anniversary of The Nedinator, and those who are still receiving therapy (I know who you are because I’m still getting billed), I have assembled my own version of a special “Boxed Set” edition, complete with special features like “The Making Of The Special Effect,” some of the merchandise it inspired (although never actually available), movie trailers, stills, a special bonus feature and, of course, the movie itself.
I contemplated the idea of re-doing it to improve certain parts, but then I remembered how I felt when George Lucas changed the first three Star Wars movies. I wasn’t ready for that kind of backlash, especially from any normally docile Canadians.
With that said, open your special boxed set edition of The Nedinator and experience it as it was meant to be experienced! (In the safety of your own home and out of the view of any small children…)
BONUS FEATURE NO. 1
The official movie teaser! (Because I’m such a tease…)
BONUS FEATURE No. 2
Behind-the-Scenes look at the AMAZING special effect!! (yes, we just had one)…
FEATURE FILM: The Terminator: Nedisys
MOVIE STILLS (Because these are better than the some of the actual action)
I’d like to point out that most of the main extras in this movie are my fellow firefighters from Station 2, including the “Biker Guy” (Ted Martin), “Scooter Guy” (Capt. Pete “Boa” Warren) and the “Delivery Van Guy” (Sean Connor — Yeah, his real name).
MERCHANDISE: (You can’t actually buy)
Have you ever sat through a movie and thought, “GEEZ! This movie is entirely too long!” For those who felt that way about our 6-minute movie, here’s the 30-second condensed version!
(Above are theater manager [from left] Mister Oolala [his legal name] and theater owner Michael Falter. They were great sports who delivered compelling performances that the Academy somehow overlooked. But I’m not saying it was a racial thing…)
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I donned the red thong for the sake of art. It’s also hard to believe I’m STILL finding sand in some of my crevices. My thanks to everyone who helped bring this craziness to life and shared willingly in this experience. My thanks also to those who unwittingly found themselves sitting in the theater the night it premiered at City Lights Cinemas on the big screen. Doctors say the nightmares will eventually subside with more treatment.
And my thanks to all of you for supporting the craziness on this blog…