Thursday, August 09, 2007

A New Family Tradition

My daughter, young Galadriel Tanqueray Onassis was over last night. Just me and her. She usually brings a friend with her, so it was nice to have some quality time together, just the two of us.

Before I moved from Richmond to Liberty, we used to have a regular Monday Night date. She'd come over to the house, we would order pizza and watch Fear Factor. We would snarf down pizza and buffalo wings while the contestants drank pig bile and crunched on Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches.

Well, we haven't been doing anything like that lately. She's older and she's busy with friends. Being a popular 13 year old, text-messaging cheerleader doesn't leve as much time for dad as it used to.

But last night I started a new tradition. Think of it as the Home Version of Mystery Science Theater.

She has developed a taste for horror movies lately. So I suggested that we rent really old horror movies that were supposed to be scary at the time, but are now just dumb and we can watch them together and make fun of them.

I told her ahead of time, "If it's fun, we'll make this a regular event. If it's lame and stupid, we'll pretend it never happened and we won't speak of it again."

Our inaugural selection for Bad Movie Night was "The Thing With Two Heads".

She seemed to genuinely enjoy it.

I think the next selection should be "The Amazing Colossal Man"


crse said...

Didnt MST3k DO the amazing colossal man? Her busy will pass eventually. Im almost 37 and I still go hang out with my dad once a week.

mainstream said...

Oh my God. I never knew they could make a movie as insanely, impossibly bad as "The Thing With Two Heads".


Nightmare said...

oh need to get her to watch "Creeping Flesh" with Peter Cushing.

Greg Beck said...

rosie grier trying to act is horrible enough.

Faith said...

Ooh...I remember "The Thing With Two Heads"! Not well, but I do remember it.

Just made me giggle is all. Not much else to say about that, except this idea sounds like a lot of fun. (But might be more fun to get hooked on the next round of "Project Runway" with the youngin', as that is a lot of fun to add commentary to as well.

Faith said...

Um, ).

Pardon me for forgetting to close my parenthesis. I'm so embarrassed!

Also, could I have said the word "fun" more in that last comment? I think I need to go home, dammit...

Spyder said...

Sounds like a great tradition! Have fun while you can.

travelingal said...

Don't forget "The Blob". All time fav.