Archive for March, 2006

answers to rhetorical questions from 80s pop/rock

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Q: As you walk on by, will you call my name?
A: No.
I just finished watching The Breakfast Club. I put it on netflix in some kind of crazy fit of nostalgia a while back, and it gradually crept up the queue until one day it arrived in our mailbox, as a result of my having neglected to reorder the queue in time. It’s the only one of that bunch of movies that I liked, and although I still do, I have to say it doesn’t pack quite the punch as it used to, for the following reasons:
Reason the First: This movie is inexplicably rated R. PG-13 appeared the year before Breakfast Club came out, so I’m at a loss to understand this. Because of the marijuana, I suppose. I guess back then they still thought it was possible/desirable to prevent teenagers from smoking marijuana–I believe now they hand it out free at high school guidance offices.
Reason the Second: The movie opens with a quotation from David Bowie’s Changes:
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations


Wednesday, March 1st, 2006