February 1st, 2004

Eye of the Dragon

Confessions of a Football Heretic

Ah, it's that time of year again. Superbowl Sunday. The day when people all over the country get together to drink beer, eat junk food, and watch expensive commercials that are constantly being interrupted by a mob of Exceedingly Large Men arguing over a leather ovoid.

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Traditionally, I've made a point of doing the geekiest thing I can think of on Superbowl Sunday, something as antithetical to the High Holy Day of the Pigskin Cult as can be. By preference, that's gaming -- pull out the ol' polyhedrals and spend the day romping around some fantasy world. Alas, one of the members of my Ironclaw group must work today.

Instead, hinoki is coming over. We'll be setting up a web site for him, explaining the basics of HTML, grilling up buffalo and ostrich burgers, and... hooray! ...watching Bad Movies.

The slated marquee includes:

  • Willow: decent acting, but lackluster plot and a setting so generic as to be nonexistent.
  • Dungeons & Dragons: terrible acting and another lackluster plot... in a setting more interesting than any of the settings they actually publish for the damned game. (Yes, I like this movie as much or more than I do Willow. Sue me.)
    And best of all:
  • Roger Corman's Fantastic Four. A movie made by a studio that had no intention of releasing it, strictly to avoid losing the license. I've only heard of this marvel, never seen it -- but the cheetah has somehow scored a copy. I love the FF, I love Corman, and I expect this to be oh so very bad.

I can't wait.

AAAIEEE!!! He's HERE already! And we aren't even DRESSED yet!
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Eye of the Dragon

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Roger Corman's Fantastic Four is truly, wonderfully, awesomely bad. I loved it. I'm very very glad I had BEER, however -- Old Rasputin Imperial Stout (9% Alcohol -- motto, "Never Say Die").

To quote hinoki, about midway through: "Urge to drink... rising..."
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