Friday, November 16, 2007

You know what I like about this day?

It was on this day in 1952 that Lucy first held that football for Charlie Brown. That's one of those bits that will hang out in American pop culture for awhile. That joke ran from the 50's to the 80's, so its traveled over some generational divide and then some. who knew? It makes sense though. It's always the image of someone busting their ass that we remember. Its like one of the three best memories we have of our friends and family. Which is wacked if you get down to its nature. Why do we remember the pain and humiliation of the people we like the most? I guess its the same need that makes us compelled to make 4 Saw movies. Either way we are a species that likes to remember the dramatic. I don't know why I put that horror stuff in there. But thats interesting too if you think about it. Why the hell do people like to watch horror films? You know horror films ain't like they were back in the day. That shit is way different. Take a look at Nightmare on Elm Street. Kind of comical, kind of campy, kind of scary, but watchable. Some of that shit today is strait up disgusting. Hostile? Saw? That shit ain't scary as much as visually disturbing. I don't know. I guess its a preference in entertainment values, you know a beauty is in the eye of the beholder type thing. So thanks Lucy. Thanks so much for starting us down the road to tasteless humor and an abundance of B flick horror films Charlie Brown. I hope your satisfied!

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