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Tuesday, March 01, 2005 :::


When I'm sick I'll watch just about anything on cable because nobody can judge me for watching bad movies. It's like I have a free pass. Plus, there's nothing better to do at 3am when you can't sleep because the Nyquil is making you hallucinate that you are on Project Runway and Wendy Pepper is driving you nutso. Here are a few of the bad movies I've watched during my first 10 sleepless nights of mono:

Juwanna Man
Bubble Boy
The Pickle
Kangaroo Jack
From Kelly to Justin
Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back

I'm going to be borderline retarded by the time I kick this beast. And since we are talking about lists, here is a new list on McSweeney's:

Nonrecommended Questions for Your Five-Minute Speed Date.

My favorites:

Are you the type of person who tends to notice when something deviates even slightly from the normólike, for example, the taste of a drink?

That sound in your head when you first decide you're going to spy on someone: clicking or buzzing?

Despite all the expense and hassle, isn't it worth it when you see it dawning on them that they're going to pay for what they did?

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Juwanna Man...One of my faves! :) haha.
So regarding one of your previous posts, what is it about soup that you don't like?

By Blogger Angela, at 8:10 PM  

I lost a litte respect for you after reading that you'd sat through "The Pickle"...
But you saved yourself by introducing me to McSweeny's-that site is hilarious!

By Blogger lynne, at 8:16 PM  

One day when i was home sick I watched Malibu's Most Wanted, and enjoyed it.

This is the first time I have admitted this in publc.

Hello blog world, I'm BigDubb and I'm a bad movie fan.

By Blogger BigDubb, at 11:59 PM  

I'm gonna have to see Barbarian Queen II, partly because it sounds perfect for and MST3K-style laugh, and partly because someone bothered to give it a heartfelt review on IMDb.

Dan - you need Netflix!

By Blogger Angela, at 8:33 AM  

Angela, I think my dislike of soup borders on phobic. It may be the consistency or the texture, or perhaps it's just the fact that it's solid lumps floating around in a liquid in vomit-like fashion, but I just can't eat soup. I don't care how good it smells, I just can't bring myself to bring it to my lips.

BigDubb, I would wecome a viewing of Malibu's Most Wanted right now. There's something about really horrible movies that are really comforting when you are sick. Plus you don't want a good movie to be associated with being sick, so you can't watch any of your favorites.

By Blogger dan, at 9:35 AM  

But there must be something in between one of your favorites and Kangaroo Jack, isn't there? I have no such qualms about ruining my favorite movies. I always bring out the big guns to make myself feel better. By the way, is this what they show on TV that you are actually paying money for? What a ripoff.

By Blogger Christine, at 10:29 AM  

Yeah - unfortunately, I don't have to be horribly sick and on NyQuil to waste my time on stupid movies.
Sunday late morning/early afternoon while lying on my couch all hungover I watched parts/all of "From Justin to Kelly," (weird, weird stuff perhaps better viewed when stoned?) "Untamed Heart," (I still kind of like this "Mpls" movie even though after seeing it again years after I'd last seen it, Marisa Tomei's over-the-top "in love" performance makes me wince - god, that stupid giggle!) "Halloween," (always a classic, even in late February)and "Overboard." Actually, I've always loved "Overboard." I'm not going to apologize for that.

Hooray bad weekend movies!
Hope you feel much better soon Dan!

By Blogger denverboy, at 12:49 PM  

Bubble Boy is a hilarious movie! jake Gyllenhaal=one sexy biotch!

By Anonymous DoubleB, at 1:40 PM  

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