Jan 9, 2007

I watched one of my favorite movies the other night, "Waiting for Guffman". I love anything Christopher Guest makes. I can watch them over and over again. "This is Spinal Tap", I guess is my favorite. I also will watch any version of a film made from one of Jane Austin's novels, or anything about Elizabeth I. Masterpiece theatre is doing one called "The Virgin Queen" so I got to watch that. And I loved Helen Mirans portrayal in HBO's Elizabeth I.

I watched "Reefer Madness" the other night, and laughed my ass off. Especially the part where the guy was high on reefer, and murdered his whole family with an axe. Can you picture this? First, it would take him forever to find an axe, and then he would think, man, this is so cool. Wonder how they made this? Why do they call it an axe? I don't get that. Then he goes into the house, to chop up his family, but on the way, he grabs some doritos, sets in front of the tube, and watches reruns of Full House for a couple of hours. By this time, he's forgotten what he was going to do in the first place. I only know this from, oh hell, experience. According to this flick, marijuana grows wild everywhere in the US. Damn! Who knew? Here I thought it only grew in closets.

My Dad was a big farmer. Every spring he planted about two acres of corn. My nephew got the bright idea of planting little marijuana seeds beside the corn plants, kinda hiding them. Unfortunately, as they grew, my dad thought they were weeds so chopped the little rascals down. I think sometimes everyone in WV has a little patch of home-grown somewhere in them thar hills.

Back to movies, (I do jump from subject to subject don't I?) I saw M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water, and found it to be amazingly boring. There were some moving moments, but I just kept waiting for something to happen, and it never did. Go figure.

Enough for today. Maybe something truly exciting will happen today, but I doubt it. I'm getting a little too old for too much excitement anyway.


spadoman said...

Reefer Madness is a classic. Did you rent it?, or was it on somewhere. I haven't seen it in years.

Maybe I'll start a blog entitlrd, "Pot Chronicles" and we all can tell our stories, (or stories we heard from other people because we don't do that, it is illegal, right?)

Here are some words to a great song:

"Wildwood Weed"

(As recorded by Jim Stafford)

Wildwood flower grew wild on the farm
And we never knowed what it was called
Some said it was a flower and some said it was a weed
I didn't give it much thought
One day I was out there talkin' to my brother
And I reached down for a weed to chew on
Things got fuzzy and things got blurry
And then ev'rything was gone
Didn't know what happened but I knew it beat the hell
Out of sniffing burlap

I come to and my brother was there and he said,
"What's wrong with your eyes?"
I said "I don't know, I was chewin' on the weed"
He said, "Let me give it a try"
We spent the rest of that day and most of that night tryin'
To find my brother Bill
Caught up with him about six o'clock the next mornin'
Naked, singing on the windmill
He said he flew up there
I had to fly up and get him down
He was about half crazy

The very next day we picked a bunch of them weeds
And put 'em in the sun to dry
Then we mashed 'em up and we cleaned 'em off
Put 'em in the corn cob pot
Smokin' them wildwood flowers got to be a habit
We never seen no harm
We thought it was kind-a handy
Take a trip and never leave the farm
Big 'ole puff of that wildwood weed next thing you know
You're just wand'ring 'round behind the little animals

All good things got to come to an end
It's the same with the wildwood weeds
One day this feller from Washington come by
And spied one and turned white as a sheet
And they dug and they burned
And they burned and they dug and they killed
All our cute little weeds and then they drove away
We just smiled and waved sittin' ther on that sack o' seeds

"Y'all come back now, y'hear!"

(c) Copyright 1974 by Famous Music Corporation, Ensign Music Corporation and Parody

Anne said...

Hi Just Me,
Have you read Philippa Gregory's last 4 or 5 english history (fiction) novels ?
They are center around King Hnery VIII and his various wives, and/or Queen Elizabeth I.

I loved them.

The movie 'The Queen' with Helen Mirren in it was really good as well, dealing with the current Queen Elizabeth II, and Prime Minister Tony Blair, in the days surrounding Princess Diana's death.

Do you think Prince William will marry Kate Middleton ?

Bye for now,

Brian said...

Stoned on pot, an axe would be used to do nothing more than stare at or, maybe, to build something. I think Dennis Leary came up with that theory.

Bruno said...

Hey Deb! You remember a few months' back when we joked back and forth about the song, Wildwood Weed? You told me about the classic version your brother played on the guitar? And the just-as-classical version I referred to? Well, Spadoman just gave you the lyrics to that version! And you thought I was kiddin'!!!

Bruno said...

Except YOU called it "Wildwood Flower"!

The Future Was Yesterday said...

I only know this from, oh hell, experience. According to this flick, marijuana grows wild everywhere in the US. Damn! Who knew? Here I thought it only grew in closets.
LOL!! You and I both, Sister!:) Reefer Madness is not just a movie - it's a shrine requiring regular attendance, isn't it?:)

just me said...

Spadoman, I remember that song Wildwood Weed, and was even thinking about it the other day. Bruno, there is a song called Wildwood Flower, June Carter Cash used to sing it, but that's ok, you have to be from WV to know that.
Anne I have read about every book I can get my hands on about Henry the VIII and Elizabeth the first. A really good one is by Margeret George, "The Autobiography of Henry the VIII, with notes from his fool Will Sommers". I have seen the new movie, but look forward to seeing it.

Future, I see you remember the closet days with the lights, and the "nobody open the closet door" days. Remember going somewhere high as a Georgia pine, and trying to act like you weren't? Or going grocery shopping, it was like going to Disney Land. Wow, look at that cool or what? Wonder what it is?

Anne said...

Good morning again Just me,
if you can find a used or out-of-print copy of 'Legacy' by Susan Kay, you might love it.

It is one of the best books I have ever read about Queen Elizabeth I...

The Margaret George one WAS good...

Obviously all the old Jean Plaidy ones were too...

Mary said...

While I am familiar w/reefer growing in a closet I have somehow missed the movie. I always loved Jim Stafford (and he was married for awhile to that Delta cutie Bobbie Gentry who I adored). I love Helen Mirren in anything and my mother just gave me a bracelet w/ a quote from Jane Austins novel Pride and Prejudice. "Indulge your imagination in every possible flight."
You pack alot into one post!