Interpreting Ancient-ish Pop Culture
It's time for another Good Idea/Bad Idea. Good Idea: Taking out my contacts when they are driving me crazy. Bad Idea: Having to search my room for 20 minutes for my glasses because I neglected to find them while I could still see.
I can do this really excellent Crypt Keeper imitation. The problem is, no one recognizes it. I've screeched, "Hello kiddies!" a few times recently and I've gotten several no-reactions and one, "What is that, the Wizard of Oz?" When informed of its ture origins, the reaction was, "Oh, that's so ancient!" (Like the WIzard of Oz isn't?) Sigh. I suppose I will have to stick to Ace Ventura. Everyone recognizes that.
Why is it, really, that I like the Golden Girls? Is it the forbidden intrigue, never being allowed to stay up and watch in its original run? Is it the excitement of daring to watch:"Lifetime: Television for Women?" Perhaps it is the fact that I still get choked up when I see the finale episode, even though I knowI will be watching all the episodes over...and over...and over...
No, it is none of those things. It is the fact that The Golden Girls have been playing in my background for so long that I can say the characters' lines before they do. Which alternately amuses my friends and makes them go "Wow, you're...just...wow." And it's still funny!