Monday, August 22, 2011

30 Days of Shamelessness - Day 5

Quick blog tonight because I'm supposed to be working on orientation stuff for tomorrow morning. 5 a.m. comes quickly, and this needs to get done. 

Procrastination at its finest.

Today's challenge is to rave about an uncool movie that you love. I love many uncool movies. I thrive on the SyFy channel's Saturday night escapades with bad CGI and stories of crocodiles the size of mountains. I love 80's kitschy movies that have absolutely no plot at all. I crave the Mystery Science Theater 3000 movies.

1. Twister

While this might seem like a cool movie to many, it was NOT a cool movie to many more. When this movie came out, I was an amateur meteorologist in love with severe storms. I wanted to chase tornadoes. I watched every video imaginable. I still have about 7 VHS tapes of tornado programs. I love the stuff.

I saw the movie 14 times in theaters. By the 8th go-round, the ticket guy just let me in. By the 12th, I was usually the only one in the entire theater. I still watch it when it comes on TV. I used to have the movie poster in my bedroom.

I'm a dork.

2. Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Remember this one? Ugly-as-f*** clowns come down, kidnap poor, unsuspecting citizens by doing shadow puppets, and then wrap them in cotton candy until they dissolve into a gooey, sticky mess?

Yes, I still love cotton candy.

3. The Money Pit

Have you seen this? It stars Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as a couple who find an unbelievable deal on a mansion. As soon as they buy the house, it falls apart. Hilariously. My favorite scene is when the bathtub falls through the floor, and Tom Hanks starts laughing hysterically. Cracks me up every time.

4. Earth Girls Are Easy

Remember, Jim Carrey, Jeff Goldblum, and Damon Wayans are furry aliens that are made over by Cyndi Lauper and Geena Davis?

Uh, yeah. *drool* Jeff Goldblum. (Embedding disabled... blah.)

So, there are a few of my favorite things. Now back to my regular scheduled programming, which includes a lot of hot tea, Benadryl, and hopefully some sleep soon.


  1. I feel like an asshole. I've never seen any of these movies. My cheesy go tos are Spaceballs, Monte Python, and Super Troopers

  2. 14 times! Four teen times! That is truly...something. ;)

    I haven't seen the others making me feel like my twenty plus years of life have been a lie.

  3. The Money Pit is great. I love it when the worker hands her her birth control pills from behind the wall.

  4. Twister! I don't blame you. I used to want to be just like Helen Hunt in that movie - doing real life, unpredictable, sciencey shit, with smart intelligent men. :) drool