Benny, Mitchell, Jessen & Joon
The much-anticipated sequel to 1993’s Benny & Joon…filmed in the beautiful parts of Spokane, Washington has not occurred. Neither Johnny Depp nor Winona Ryder have been spotted at the Onion, but the psychotic duo of Mitchell and Jessen are back, and they’re nowhere near as fun as Depp’s Sam.
Now I can assure you, Evel and Flaherty’s were more American than the cowardly psychos two —Mitchell and Jessen. At Flaherty’s you could mingle with ditch diggers, lawyers, strung out coke heads from felony flats, and if you were lucky, you’d make it down the block to Albertini’s for another round and a piss in the ‘men’s room with a window above the urinal’…so as to keep an eye on your drink.
When James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen were around, they tended to bring the party down by torturing and waterboarding their guests. And I used to think Joe Brasch was a bit of a party pooper.
If you’re unfamiliar with Mitchell and Jessen, torture, or our ongoing wars against Islam and the working class people of Spokane — well, you might as well sit down in the empty space where Flaherty’s once stood and think about why Mr. Alexie can no longer play ball at the downtown YMCA.
When we have 5 million dollars to defend tortures who’ll never be tried, and 250 million dollars to keep Dick Cheney out of a Nigerian prison…we’ll then also have trillions of dollars for wars, Wall Street, and none for you.
The old bars and Evel are gone, but Mitchell and Jessen walk freely amongst you. They’re still psycho and they’re still not in prison.
If I were North by Northwest Productions, I’d be looking at scripts and searching for financing…