The Great Experiment: Day 10
10 days ago began the post-satellite TV era in our house. What began as a thought months ago became a reality on Monday, June 26th. Since then there have been no set-backs or withdrawals, just a lot of quiet time, reading and more time spent online researching internet TV. No real big finds except that ABC broadcasts some of their shows online as does sister network ESPN (Pardon the Interruption). We have caught ourselves thumbing through the hoards of DVD's that we never watch, picking out some of our "greatest hits". Here are some films that we have watched:
"Office Space" - an absolute brilliant, yet vulgar and offensive comedy. From the guy who brought us "Beavis and Butthead" and one of my all time favorite shows "King of the Hill". I felt dirty after watching this and had a little confession time with God. You just can't help but remember some of the great liners of this movie like: "I'm going to ask you...", "I have 15 pieces of flare", "That's my stapler" and on, and on.....
"Dodgeball" - some of the same actors from "Office Space" are in this Ben Stiller produced so-stupid-it's-funny film. Stiller is a great villain and Rip Torn does a great job playing a shameless retired pro-dodgeball player from the American Dodgeball Assiociation of America. Again, you feel kinda' dirty after watching it, but it still is very humorous. "No body makes me bleed my own blood."
"Explorers" - I watched this for the first time in like 1985. It's a story about a couple of middle school boys that experiment with space travel. Stars River Phoenix and Ethan Hawk. Very crusty graphics and story but very nostalgic for me. If you have never seen this it's worth the $5 in the Wal-Mart cheap DVD bin.
"Rocky III" & "Rocky IV" - featuring Thunderlips, Clubber Lang, Drago. Classics.