topic in which a plethora of bloggers will post about. This post is the product of that genius idea. The topic this week:
What movie is, or was, your “go to” Saturday matinee — the comfort movie you always popped into the VCR on a rainy Saturday afternoon, the movie you watched over and over again, driving your parents crazy while you recited the lines along with the characters on the screen?
This was a tough topic for me already! I moved a lot growing up so there were times when I didn’t really know anyone in my neighborhood. Since I didn’t really have any friends to actually go outside and play with it was all movies, movies, movies for me and Saturday was no exception. It was hard to pick just one movie so I picked the one that popped into my head first. Weird Science!
At the same time I discovered Weird Science I also discovered something about computers. My friend’s dad had a computer that we were able to make sing lyrics from the Beastie Boys song Brass Monkey. Not only did I discover that I was a Beastie Boys fan but that I HAD to get one of these computers. THEY CAN DO ANYTHING!
I didn’t get a computer for some time but I was lucky enough to have my own T.V. and VCR in my room. This made it little easier for me to get away with watching what my parents might have considered “questionable” content and, for me, Weird Science had it all. Hot girls, computers, crazy mutant bikers, hot Kelly LeBrock, parties, alcohol, you name it and it’s in there.
Being in a new neighborhood and at a new school can sometimes make you feel a little invisible. Being the new kid isn’t always Footloose, y’know. So whenever I felt that way I could always pop in Weird Science and watch Gary and Wyatt use their computer to make a girl, have an epic party, beat the bad guys in front of everyone AND get the girls in the end. I wanted to go from zero to hero in one weekend too!
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