Not having a job or anything, I am not exactly rolling in dough. So of course it makes perfect sense that I ordered a pile of Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVDs today.
If you asked me my favorite TV shows, it would probably be a pretty boring list — All in the Family, I Love Lucy, The Twilight Zone, naturally. Though I am not quite sure how high I would put it, I know MST3K is on there somewhere, too. And it has to be one of the most fun shows there ever was to make. That everyone associated with it has said repeatedly they would still be doing it had the show not been canned after ten seasons tells me something.
Is it even possible to watch a shitty film without making up your own dialogue, or mocking the discontinuities, or openly marveling at a scene so stupid that it is impossible to imagine anyone ever thinking it was something that ought to be filmed? Which even came first — making fun of shitty movies, or Mystery Science Theater?
If Barack wants to lift the economy and cut the deficit and national debt down to size, he will use his office to get The Amazing Colossal Man on DVD, for the love of Christ. God only knows how many MSTies coast to coast have been waiting on that one.