I had a dream the other night that I was at a spa resort and some guy was pressuring me to get a colonic. At first I tried to laugh it off and told him I wasn't interested. But he kept pestering me. I couldn't find an exit and I grew frustrated and angry. Just as I started yelling at the guy to let me the hell out of the room I woke up, only to find a Dual Action Cleanse infomercial playing on television.
Two nights later I was dreaming that I was a judge on the new Gong Show. All the performances were Heavy Metal acts that absolutely sucked. But every time I got up to swing at the gong, some force would repel my mallet never allowing it to make contact with the gong--so the performances would continue against my will. Again, just when the frustration and anger began to boil over, I woke up... this time to find Metal Mania playing on VH1 Classic.
I went to see The Dark Knight the second week it was out. I caught a matinee showing and had the theater to myself. My greatest worry was that the film couldn't live up to the hype it had received. But it really did; I was impressed.
I must have been living under a rock. I don't know how I missed the news that The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles were released on DVD last year.
I watched the series about 10 years ago when I was in Japan. My local video store had it on VHS. Considering how well written and researched the series was, and the fact it was filmed on location around the world, I never understood why it wasn't available on DVD. Well, it turns out for good reason. There is more bonus material contained in this set than anything I've ever seen before. Lucas released the DVDs in three volumes. All total, there's 31 DVDs! They contain all the episodes plus 94 historical documentaries that correspond to people and events mentioned in the show! Apparently it took them over five years to put all this together. I'm only four discs into it so far, but I'm having a blast.
The only sad thing is they cut the "bookends." When I first saw the series, each episode started with an old, one-eyed Indiana Jones talking to whoever would listen, he'd start reminiscing and his story would fade into the episode. That's all missing on the DVD. In case you're wondering what 93 year old Indy looks like, here he is...
All the bonus material and previously unaired episodes contained in the DVD set more than compensate for old Indy hitting the cutting room floor though.
Mrs. T and I woke up Monday morning to find the rear driver's side window of her car broken and glass shards all over our yard and driveway. Three other cars were hit on our street as well. At first we didn't think anything was missing. It wasn't until the next day I took the Acolyte for a ride and realized his diaper bag was gone. Whatever troglodyte stole it probably thought he was getting a purse or a computer since the bag was solid black. Instead he got a handful of diapers and a Backyardigans T-shirt. Even though we didn't lose much, replacing the glass set us back $250 and I spent the better part of the morning vacuuming glass. I was angry, but nothing like being trapped in a room with a guy trying to convince me to buy a colonic.
I have a new favorite picture of me and the kid...