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September 23rd, 2007

"Something's Embedded in Our Rear Section!" [Sep. 23rd, 2007|11:53 pm]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
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Ah, Bad Movie Night. It's been too long since you've graced my schedule.

Saturday night, kelliwithani82 came with me to Bad Movie Night at my friend Mark's house. For those who don't know, Bad Movie Night consists of lots of alcohol, pigs in blankets, and putting cheesy and/or campy sci-fi and/or horror movies through our own Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment.

First up was 1953's Cat Women of the Moon, one of those black-and-white "science is awesome and women are scary" sci-fi epics that were so popular back then. It's the perfect film for any Bad Movie Night, since it includes laugh-out-loud, unintentionally provocative lines like the one used for this post's title. Also, a giant rubber spider hanging from an all-too-visible fishing line attacks our astronaut heroes. Seek it out and watch it with your sassy friends.

The second feature was 1971's Santo en la venganza de la momia (translated as Santo and the Vengeance of the Mummy). Mexican wrestlers, an ancient and angry mummy armed with a bow and arrow, and a nutty old professor with a long beard who looked like he'd just come from playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. Lots of Santo wearing his silver mask (he never takes it off, not even to sleep or to kiss a woman; the acne under there must be at critical mass by now), lots of us singing random bits from Fiddler whenever the professor was on screen, but ultimately I can't recommend this one. Some movies are just too bad for Bad Movie Night.

Also, kelliwithani82 and I went to the Museum of Natural History today to see the Mythic Creatures exhibit. It's there until January, and you've got to check it out! Dragons, griffins, unicorns, cyclopes (which I learned is the plural of cyclops), kraken, even the chupacabra makes an appearance! Fun for all ages, but extra fun for monster nerds like me. I felt like I was in my very own Sinbad movie!
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