Mood: not sure
Topic: "Decisions, Decisions"(6)
Once upon a time, when life was so much simpler, there really was a show on the black-and-white called "Saturday Night at The Movies." Frodo remembers this gathering, but has little rememberance of the fare. Glad he was, just to have the opportunity to see a movie, even with lengthening commercials weekly. In truth, the only movie he can recall from the showing was one that starred Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe, and in the movie, they were escaping from danger by rafting own a raging river, and, reflecting later developmental issues, Frodo remembers that Marilyn wore a very tight shirt.
This evening Frodo began to weary of sports on TV. Now that the Yankees have been eliminated from World Series consideration, Frodo only has the Texas Rangers to hate, but they aren't on. Georgia Tech played like Georgia Yech against Clemson in football, and now Tennessee is playing Alabama, but watching so many illiterates gathered together in one location gives fear that Sarah Palin may soon appear. Frodo began to scroll through all available resources in order to identify a movie on one of the multitude of available selections.
In truth, had he been able to find that movie with Mitchum and Monroe, he would've settled down with a half-inch or so of Maker's Mark, and wondered about the off-screen activities of the headliners. What he did find were approximately 30 odd movies scattered between cable networks and premium channels. Unfortunately, all 30 or so seem to suck. Even a cursory analysis proved that Frodo has not missed much since the last showing of "Saturday Night at the Movies."
Frodo greatly enjoyed an eyeball dalliance with Anne Rice and "Interview with the Vampire," which he surrendered once the pithy movie, starring Brad Pitt, caused him to almost wet his breeches (in hoots of laughter), and to find a new theme for his curiosities. Unfortunately it seems, there are others who decided that making movies about vampires was something cool, and that Frodo would be tempted to waste valuable time (and a half-inch of Maker's Mark) watching their pithy movies.
Others seem to think that Frodo will be entranced by war movies based in Iraq or Afghanistan. With the exception of "The Hurt Locker," which they viewed by accident and appreciated beyond description, Sam and Frodo have not yet been able to assimilate the movies about Vietnam. Sam, in truth, has never watched "Platoon," and Frodo has never pressed the point. Sam already knows who the enemy was.
Sam enjoys movies that Frodo cannot understand. Not to infer that Frodo is a dunderhead, it is true that he simply has great difficulty with English or English-sounding accents, and he can't get over the fact that all male subjects of the Queen are homosexual.
Merry will respond at this point about Hugh of her dreams.
Note that Frodo has not mentioned political shows as an alternative to either sports or movies. That is because Frodo doesn't think he can absorb information from another poll of any kind for at least the next two weeks. There are simply so many of them that he is unable to remember whether or not he has been exposed to the results of a particular poll, or not.
Life was so much simpler when Frodo could spend an entire evening thinking about Marilyn Monroe.
Joe Di Maggio was an idiot.