Football returned and we remembered. That made for quite a dichotomy in our pop culture landscape this weekend.
Here's what I did.
- My continued indoctrination of the wee Geeks continued this weekend. The wife and I talked them into watching Weird Science and they, at least, liked it. I've always thought Weird Science
was the slightest of the John Hughes canon, but as a geek boy misadventure it still holds up. The technology not so much. The down side? I've had the theme song stuck in my head since Saturday night.
Oh yeah, and there's 1985 Kelly LeBrock
- Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attack that changed America. Once again, to enlighten the wee Geeks we watched the History Channel documentary 102 Minutes
. It was horrifying to relive those minutes. It may have even been worse than watching it occur in real time, because we know how tragically it ends. Never forget.
NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE
- Ironically, after watching Weird Science, I caught this movie Sunday morning while doing some chores. Part of the glut of parody movies of the early century, NATM actually holds up pretty well. Its also remarkable for being Chris Evans' first starring role. If you catch it on cable and you're a fan of the John Hughes ouvre, give it a watch. The Molly Ringwald cameo is worth the price of admission.