Sunday, April 19

panning for old


Lately each time I sit down to write, instead of cranking out a somewhat complete story of katie yore, it's been a pile of trigger-induced randomness that makes a whole lot of no-sense except to me. And then sometimes not even.

Now because I'm extremely kind, I've spared you any uber-silliness of random thoughts that are as f'd up as pigs in space. Though holy crow, I really miss Pigs in Space. Mind you Veterinarian's Hospital also brings back fond memories of televisions with dials and the notion that remote controls were something out of a James Bond movie. Have I mentioned that lately I find it slightly disturbing that I can remember the days before bank machines, remotes for televisions, and sweet baby Jesus, I remember the days before Betamax and VHS. I may have even had my first date before those items became the every day norm and I think I'm going to have a panic attack now.

Speaking of attack, I had my tunes cranked the other day and I forgot how easy it is to get lost in Massive Attack. How my fancy got hardcore tickled when I blindly chose the movie Go at the theatre one night.  Not only did the show give me a dead sexy Timothy Olyphant and Taye Diggs, it changed my mind about present day zombie girl Katie Holmes, all wrapped up in a tickity-boo soundtrack. That film is definitely on my top ten list. Which one, I'm not sure, but it's on one of my top ten lists most certainly. Probably the one that also has Very Bad Things. Yeah, I liked that movie and I'll admit it.

Oh and my official first date was to the movies. This is Spinal Tap. I remember being very confused because I wasn't sure if it was really a documentary or not (if you really think I thought it was real, tsk, tsk, I just play dumb online)(I have a bumper sticker on my back that says "my other job is neurosurgeon")

Hey, my daughter's current number one musical request these days is Yeah Yeah Yeahs Zero. She knows the words because she was singing along full blast today. Or at least I think she knows the words. I come from a long line of "excuse me while I kiss this guy" kind of folks and I'm kind of hoping she didn't inherit my talent to butcher lyrics or teeth for that matter.


Not that I butcher teeth, I just have bad ones and I hope my daughter hasn't inherited them. Did you ever see that episode of The Simpsons when Lisa needs braces and the dentist shows her the Big Book of British Smiles? Yeah, I'm stopping the free association theme right here before I scare everyone away.

Flexing the atrophed blog muscle is more painful than initially expected.  Next up: magnets for weirdness ~ anyone able to relate?

22 comments:

Lady M said...

Pigs in Spaaaaaaaace!

Love watching the Muppets again on DVD with our preschooler. I'm getting a lot of jokes that didn't make sense the first time around.

catnip said...

What scares me is I followed your train of thought with no problem. Yep, magnet for weirdness. Yep.

Mac and Cheese said...

Go was a blind rental for us - loved it too.

Joy! said...

Yup, no problem following! Sometimes I have to post random stuff too just to flex the writing muscles. So I'm entertained, I'm good. Are you good? :)

Immoral Matriarch said...

Is it weird that I've never seen the Muppets before? Or Fraggle Rock or any of those shows? Hmm...

Kyla said...

I love catching a ride on your Train of Thought.

for a different kind of girl said...

I've bought a perpetual ticket for your random train. Sometimes I even lean my head out the window and yell 'Wheee!!' when you pull away from the station.

I remember laser discs and when VHS movies cost almost $100. I also remember how Pa would have to leave us for months at a time to work in the lumber fields (wha?) and how Mary went blind...

xxoo

mamatulip said...

I LOVE the movie Go. Love it. I owned it back when VCR's were all the rage and I watched it several times. And I love Massive Attack - vs. the Mad Professor is my favourite album. I listened to that while I was in labour with Julia.

daysgoby said...

K, do you remember Chicken Man? 'He's everywhere, he's everywhere!'

He and Pigs In Spaaaccceeeee are entwined in my head.

Love the crazy train!

daysgoby said...

God I love YouTube. Straight from '80s radio.... Chickenmaaaaaannnnn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0zBrpmqEQA

Ali said...

mmmm....Timothy Olyphant and Taye Diggs

alison said...

In Veterinarian's Hospital, I loved how they all could hear the announcer's voice-over and would look around trying to figure out where it came from.

Assertagirl said...

Graham and I were commenting the other day how weird it will be for our child to grow up in the age of cashless society...debit cards rule the retail sector now!

(And you totally jolted me back into childhood the other day with your mention of "Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco", by the way...)

Don Mills Diva said...

Lately I am addicted to watching the Muppet song "Ma-numa-num" on Youtube - can't get enough!

No Mother Earth said...

I remember thinking that this thing called "email" would never catch on because the addresses were too complicated.

Ha.

SciFi Dad said...

Go is one of those movies like Singles and The Saint, where the soundtrack is light years better than the movie, at least for me.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Claudia has a Pigs in Space lunchbox that used to belong to my brother.

The kids don't get it, but all of the parents at preschool love it.

twobusy said...

Ah, Dr. Strangepork. How I've missed thee.

Mandy said...

Oooh... so loved Pigs in Space. Spaaaaaaace. I don't think kids can truly appreciate the Muppets until they are adults.

Karen MEG said...

I've always wondered about "Go"... now I should rent it.

And how cool is your daughter loving the Yeah Yeah Yeahs...

Heather @ Domestic Extraordinaire said...

I so miss Pigs in Space. I need to see if I can get some Muppets on DVD. Gigi has some excellent taste in music. And When I saw the 'Big book of British Smiles' Well I thought you actually had the book-and was going to beg you to tell me where you got it.

I love your flashback posts. not that I count, but I'm just sayin'.

kittenpie said...

Oh, and remember buying your first music? On vinyl? It's been over ten years since CDs starting outselling cassettes in 1988. And people weren't such quick adopters of new tech and formats back then, either.