Everyone loves an origin story.
Today we will delve into my origin story, or at least my origin story as it relates to LinkFrogging.
My dad isn't a movie guy. Never has been, but, on occasion, he has taken me to movies I wanted to see that I couldn't otherwise. One day I'll tell the Risky Business story, but that's for another day.
No, today we are talking about the time in 1976 when my dad took me to see King Kong.
Yes, the mid-70s version of Kong is our starting point.
I had already developed a fondness for creature features thanks to Friday nights on the UHF dial. So, when the chance to see an update of a classic in the theater was all I could talk about. My dad, probably to quiet me up, agreed to take me.
So, one cold Louisiana December afternoon after my guitar lesson, my dad met me and my mom downtown and took me to see King Kong.
With my monster mechanical monkey mania sated, I was introduced to something I wasn't expecting.
I was introduced to cheesecake.
Please say hello to Jessica Lange.
Ms. Lange took Fay Wray's place as the object of Kong's desire and, as it turns out, mine as well. You see, Kong's mauling of Ms. Lange led to some brief nudity. That's how geeks are made kids.
Ms. Lange has gone on to become one of the most decorated actresses of her generation, including a pair of Oscars, three Emmys and a slew of other awards.
She's currently starring in American Horror Story on FX.
So, in some strange roundabout way, we all have Dino De Laurentiis' King Kong for LinkFrogging. Well, him and the native haberdashers of Skull Island.
Let's hit the links.
James Franco. Genius. Suck it, dipshits.
Butthole Surfers drummer wins Yard-of-the-Month award in Austin neighborhood
Metta World Peace (aka The Panda Friend) to wear shoes with toy panda heads on them in China
It's decorative gourd season, motherfuckers
Stream Pelican's new live album, "Arktika" (plus print interview)
Suggested artists for Pornhub's new record label
Hulk Hogan's beach has an insane dress code
Six classic movie villains who die stupid deaths
A supercut of Batman's parents getting gunned down over and over
NBC decides an Adam Sandler update of Real Genius is a moral imperative
Shut the fuck up, Comcast
And finally, WWE needs to rethink how it books feuds