November 12, 2003

Raised by Wolves

I was talking with one of my co-workers today, and he said he had never seen the movie Stripes. This surprised me, since he's my age and I remember seeing it at least a thousand times on HBO as a kid. It was on something like five times a day for three straight years. I thought it was the law that you had to see Stripes at least once if you had cable TV.

Then he admitted that he had never seen Caddyshack, either. At that point, I began to wonder whether he wasn't actually an extraterrestrial. Then I figured, the aliens would probably be smart enough to have their spy watch Caddyshack before being deployed, just in case he ever had to converse with a human and parse the phrase, "Big hitter, the Lama". How can you grow up male in America and never watch Caddyshack?

But then he said he had one worse. He has never seen Animal House.


There's got to be a program for people like him, hasn't there? A program to help unfortunates like him achieve some basic level of lowbrow cultural literacy? What does it say about our society that we can put a man on the moon but we can't find it in the budget somewhere to help these poor people? My God, have we no compassion? WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?

Posted by Mr Green at November 12, 2003 08:15 PM

I met a grown man who had never heard of Monty Python.
I had him sterilized immediately.

Posted by: LeeAnn at November 12, 2003 09:03 PM

Good move.

Posted by: Mr. Green at November 12, 2003 10:53 PM

Animal House?! I'm a girl, and I have two copies of Animal House!


Posted by: Jennifer at November 12, 2003 11:05 PM

I've started Mookie on a steady diet of classic movies. We've gone through Monty Python, Animal House, and many horror titles. Her education continues.

Posted by: Ted at November 13, 2003 12:08 PM

Don't forget The Blues Brothers, Ted!

Posted by: Susie at November 13, 2003 11:58 PM

I haven't seen any of these that you mention. But I think we have a copy of Stripes in the house. So perhaps I can fix that.


Posted by: hln at November 16, 2003 08:00 AM