Wednesday, October 8, 2008

We've Got Movie Sign!

...but it's a false alarm, dammit.

The latest Cinematic Titanic should be available for download from EZ Takes shortly.

They said the fifth, initially, but I got an email today saying DOWNLOAD NOW! But on closer examination, they mean Thursday now, not NOW now.

Random memory: My dad had serious bladder cancer in the early '90s. And it looked like he wasn't going make it. We were working together at the time and I was going to the hospitals in the morning, working 12-14 hours, going to the hospital at night, going home to sleep and then getting up and doing it all over again.

I did that for about seven weeks (including weekends, though the weekends were usually shorter). And one Saturday night, I was sitting with my (then tiny) family and MST3K was on--this was back when Comedy Central focused on stand-up and sketch shows and was. We hadn't watched it up to that point, but we were sort of trapped.

And we just laughed our asses off.

It was an experience like that song you and your mate first danced to, one of those works of art that was in the right place at the right time hitting just the right note, only instead of reinforcing the emotion of the moment, it flipped around from something sad and serious to something positive and funny.

When The Boy was in the hospital with diabetes, I grabbed some of the DVD box sets of the show and helpd us get through that difficult time. He's a big fan now, too. (I also grabbed some Bond movies...but that's a different and more embarrassing story.)

With any luck, we'll have years of Cinematic Titanic ahead of us, teaching us how to laugh...and love again.*

*Yes, that's from the show.

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