Okay, so that last one was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek but it just came off as really depressing. Not emo-fabulous. Just depressing. My apologies.
That friend I mentioned in that last blog and I had a really great reunion in the rain under a lamp post. There were tears and hugs. It was like a Cameron Crow movie BUT IN REAL LIFE!!
Speaking of James Cameron, the Terminator movies are the best, aren't they? All of them except for the third one. But we don't count that one, do we?
Every time I'm on a motorbike, jumping over the L.A. River with a semi on my heels, I think about that squeaky voiced Eddie Furlong. Did you know he was denied the role for John Connor in that abomination that is Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines because he was such a drug addict? Ironically, John Connor is a drug addict in the third movie.
Also, Eddie Furlong was arrested for liberating lobsters from a grocery store in Kentucky in 2004? God bless him.
I put together this show for HUGE Theater called Class of '94. It's set in 1993 and it's based on After School Specials so we'll be dealing with things like obesity, school shootings and adoption. Y'know, normal high school problems. In my research for the show, I've discovered that I know a lot about the early '90s. A LOT. I don't mean historically or politically, I just mean culturally. And since I'm American, I only mean culture from the U.S.
In my mind, there is nothing cooler than Michael Jackson at the 1993 Super Bowl. The only thing that could possibly top that show would be if Ace of Base, Paula Abdul, Nirvana and R.E.M. had joined him onstage for an epic rendition of "Word Up." Alas, it shall never happen and I'm left to dream about how the world could've been a better place had it happened. I bet Gore would've won in 2000 had that show taken place.
Super Bowl shows today are ridiculous. Madonna, being from the late 80s/early 90s, was alright but there seems to be a pattern emerging in who they choose for the halftime shows. In the last 22 years, at least 14 of the acts they've chosen are washed up old people like Aerosmith, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Diana Ross, the Who and Phil Collins. Don't get wrong, I love these performers but c'mon... really? C'mon... Try to pick someone a little more recent, eh?
I realize I'm harping on something that happened months ago but the truth is, I don't care about basketball so why should I pay attention to the Super Bowl? All I know is that the Twins will never make it there and the only time I'll ever watch it is if Michael Jordan plays in it.
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