Tuesday, November 15, 2005
And I won. JPX beat his little brother's score for the first time ever, 52 to 43. I won with 57. Our new dark horse candidate scored 3, but to be honest my first year of competition was about the same. In 2003 I watched about half a dozen horror flicks with JPX, but while I intended to write reviews, I blew it off. At the very least* I'mnotMarc gave us some fresh ink.
*(Actually, the very least multiplied by 3.)
Best of all, it was a total blast. As usual. I know the ingredients of this contest are people watching movies alone in the dark, but the experience feels like a live event. I love it. Thanks to everyone who commented and those of you who tuned in without comment. Heck, thanks to the people who ignored us!
What can I say, it's been a good week.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
This was my Halloween costume this year, based on the notion of a brain-controlling alien that might populate a 1950's sci-fi movie. I had more of a costume in mind for myself to wear, but I spent all the time I had making the darn brain in time for last Friday's party. Suitable attire ideas include:
1. A uniform of an employee of the "Department of Outer Space."
2. A v-neck sweater with a varsity letter on it, as in "Me and the guys were drag racing down by old Johnson's farm, and we saw a shooting star and went to check it out." This is what I wore to the party, minus the varsity letter because of time and lack of black construction paper (Jaimi, I'm talking to you).
3. And then, seconds before I got home on Halloween night itself, I thought: lab coat!
I tend to reuse my big props, so I'll go whole hog some time in the future. The brain says I must.
I just watched my last movie for Horrorthon 2005. Swear to God, one of the first things to cross my mind was "well, it won't count, but maybe I'll throw in another horror movie."
I also did a lot of great stuff for Halloween this weekend, like wear a big blue brain and carve faces.