Cereal Bowl Sunday

Yesterday, much of the world watched massive, gladiator-like human beings participate in an overly aggressive form of full-contact ballet, with the intent of holding and dancing with an eleven-inch long, air-filled sack of premium cowhide leather. Some who didn’t watch the Super Bowl participated in an alternative spectator sport: the Cereal Bowl. This activity consisted of wearing pajamas (or something like PJs), eating a mixture of several sugary cereals, and watching movies.

The first movie was Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Pod People. MST3K movies always have a gazillion clever/witty/memorable lines, and this one was no exception:

  • [One deer to another:] “Aw, the heck with this, Norm. Let’s go down to the suburbs and crash through a school window.”
  • “Your breakfast is getting cold and she [the woman who just died] isn’t getting any warmer.”
  • “Oh, why don’t you just go up to the door? You drove two seasons to get here.”
  • “His last words were huzzah!”
  • “Boo? Boo Radley.” “Beelzebub!” “Chief?” “McCloud?”
  • “Gimme that, I’ll show you how to use a prop phone.”
  • [Said too a young boy:] “Oh, that’s crazy. Now finish your tequila.”

After much deliberation, the next movie we watched was Beauty and the Beast. I argued against it…uh, for various reasons. But because we had just watched MST3K, the spirit of that film remained present for this one as well. We sang along with it, added extra lines to enhance the humor, and provided a running commentary on the continuity errors and animation flaws. Gaston’s character provided an excellent illustration of how not to woo a girl. Several of the guys took notes and we’ll be meeting later this week to discuss what the Lord showed us through the film.

The best thing about the evening? The rapturous laughter. The second best thing about the evening? I didn’t cry during Beauty and the Beast.

Huzzah!

Comments

joanna said…
Another good one (commenting on the incessant amounts of smoke-like fog curling from the peaks of random shots of the mountains):
"Look! It's Julie Andrews! And she's on fire!"
Anonymous said…
who the heck came to this "cereal bowl" ??
Cap Stewart said…
Who the heck is anonymous? :b
Anonymous said…
I'm anonymous...now answer the question
Cap~I think the "anonymous" person raises a good question, but I'd say the MORE important question is "Why wasn't I invited?" :)
Holly said…
AHHHH YOU WATCHED POD PEOPLE WITHOUT ME!!??! NOT FAIR!! That's by far my favorite MST movie... dangit!
Holly said…
And, of course, who can forget Trumpy...
Cap Stewart said…
Boy: "Trumpy, you can do magic things!"
Trumpy: "It's called evil, kid."
Anonymous said…
When are you guys meeting for your discussion/application of Gaston's approach to courtship? Let me know and I'll be there...