Wayne’s World

I worked on problems for my class to review to prepare for their exam next week. My thought was that I’d be happy if I never worked again. I gave my class a quiz and talked with the security guard about the episode of Star Trek that was on Me TV last Saturday. I took the bus home and went over to the record store. I bought the fourth season of The Twilight Zone on DVD and the mono edition of The Beatles’ “Help!” album. I watched The Big Bang Theory and thought about the chances of Sheldon and Amy going to Mars. I walked over to the theatre to catch the Flashback Feature of the week, “Wayne’s World.” I guess there were a few moments I liked, namely the part with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” I think a couple of young people in the audience knew the words. I liked the part about thunderbolts and lightning. Mike Myers got to be very annoying after a short time. He was reportedly very hard to work with on this movie, and I can believe it. I question whether Dana Carvey has much talent. He did have a funny moment talking about Bugs Bunny. He looked too old to do all this partying. Did he know the words to “Bohemian Rhapsody”? I wondered how long he wore that Aerosmith T-shirt during filming. Garth was the type who would suck the filling out of a jelly donut with a straw. I would not be able to stand doing something like that. I thought Rob Lowe was forgettable, even though I thought the sight of him eating pizza was rather amusing. I thought about how much younger he looked back then, way before “The Interview.” I liked seeing Lara Flynn Boyle. She bought a gun rack as a gift for Wayne. I saw a photo of her changed face, and I didn’t even recognize here. Robert Patrick made an appearance, but I don’t know if everyone in the theatre knew that he was in the Terminator movie. Tia Carrere was a convincing rock and roll singer, although I thought she could have chosen different songs. I didn’t see “Fire” and “Ballroom Blitz” as being right for her. Somehow, when they went to the extreme close-ups in the beginning, I thought that was funny, but I didn’t think the Laverne and Shirley parody was too funny. I did notice Chris Farley at one point. I didn’t think he was funny. Ed O’Neill was a surprise because I expect to see him only on television. I had forgotten that he was the manager of the donut shop. I thought he was funny. One of my favorite people in the movie was Alice Cooper, although I never liked his music. He gave us a history lesson. I never understood how this movie made so much money. Penelope Spheeris made “The Decline of Western Civilization” in 1981, and she would go on to direct “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “The Little Rascals.” Mike Myers prevented her from returning to direct the Wayne’s World sequel. The competition from movies like “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Schindler’s List,” and “The Pelican Brief” made the sequel perform rather weakly at the box office. It seemed so funny that these two guys were doing a public access TV show. They needed a whole crew to put on a show that not too many people were watching. With the Internet, you have a lot more potential. It seemed to me that Wayne should not have accepted the money. If you take the money, you can’t be surprised at the changes you have to deal with. It was funny about the video arcades. There is a Terminator 2 link there, because that bratty kid was playing video games when the action started. Did we ever see Wayne’s parents? Basing an entire movie from a TV comedy skit usually results in a movie that isn’t very good. I got pretty tired of Wayne and Garth. Did Roger Ebert actually say that these two characters were impossible to dislike? I thought Roger was being very generous. Wayne did a Grey Poupon joke. Hardly anyone remembers that commercial anymore. Would a new guitar really help out Wayne? The music store had the right idea in not allowing him to play “Stairway to Heaven.” I wondered at the end whether they knew how they were going to end the movie. It didn’t seem like a real happy ending to me. I’m not sure that anyone from Saturday Night Live has made me laugh since Eddie Murphy. It didn’t hurt to see “Wayne’s World” again, although it’s certainly not exciting the second time around. Mike Myers probably enjoyed more success than he deserved with “Austin Powers” and “Shrek.” I looked inside the Target store across the street, about to close because it was nearing 11 o’clock. I caught the bus home and watched the remainder of the news. I heard that Harrison Ford survived a plane crash. If you’re past 70 and you suffer broken bones, I would have to say those are pretty serious injuries. I’d like to question him to know why he had to fly such an old airplane, and at his age. I didn’t really care about what was happening with baseball’s spring training. I learned that I missed the tribute to Leonard Nimoy at the end of the Big Bang Theory credits. That’s because I was impatient and turned off the TV too soon. Some of the people who died on March 6 include Davy Crockett (1836), Louisa May Alcott (1888), John Philip Sousa (1932), Margaret Dumont (1965), Pearl S. Buck (1973), Georgia O’Keefe (1986), Melina Mercouri (1994), and Teresa Wright (2005). Today is a birthday for Tom Arnold (56), Kiki Dee (68), Rob Reiner (68), and Mary Wilson (71). According to the Brandon Brooks Rewind radio segment for March 6, the Charles Manson album “Lie: The Love and Terror Cult” was released in 1970. In 1988, the television series “In the Heat of the Night” premiered on NBC. In 1993, the Number One single was “A Whole New World” by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle.

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