Sunday, April 1, 2012

Guilty Pleasures

Okay. I'll probably think better of posting this later, but it's April Fool's Day and I'm suffering through a head cold and probably not thinking clearly, so why not?

That said, using up the last of an Amazon gift card (so I don't feel quite as guilty about shopping), I just ordered three things I can definitely live without but will enjoy owning:

1. The Warriors on DVD. Born after 1980 and think Warriors are all cats? Think again. Or at least watch the trailer. Even completely sober, this movie's a trip. Yeah, I've talked about this one before, but it's worth it.

2. The Hand on DVD. I couldn't believe it, but when I looked it up online (and couldn't find it at either of our local libraries), it turns out that this is one of Oliver Stone's first films. Anyway, why this one now, over thirty years later? Really, I'd kind of forgotten about this movie (except when reminding my middle schooler to keep all parts of him inside the bus), but I just watched Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules with my kids, and it contains an excellent parody (The Foot) that made me all weepy eyed with nostalgia.

3. Rumors by Fleetwood Mac on CD. Once the shock and awe wears off that someone still actually buys compact discs, allow me to explain how truly excellent this late-disco era album was. My sister and I picked it out for our newly single dad in the 1970s, and I stand by the recommendation. Probably made him seem cool to all those stewardesses he went out with after my mom gave him his walking papers. Anyway, You're welcome, Dad! Too bad tapes didn't stand the test of time, but dental implants are expensive, so I don't feel too bad about chipping into the band's royalties.

How about you? Any guilty pleasures you own or wish you owned?

Happy April 1st!

8 comments:

Teri Lee said...

Oh I remember The Hand - you and I watched it one night when my parents were out! Scared the crap out of me!

My guilty pleasures are Joe Dirt and Little Miss Sunshine. I wish I owned The Royal Tenenbaums, though!

Ara Burklund said...

Ha! Me too, but it was so cheesy.

Little Miss Sunshine is another one of my faves. : )

Leslie Rose said...

Rumors - of course. I have to copy you and grab it. I loved it - still do. I just bought MAID OF HONOR with Patrick Dempsey in the $3.00 bin at Big Lots. I'm a rom com addict.

Adrienne said...

I don't think I ever watched The Hand but I've heard of it. A couple of old movies we've been looking for are Soylent Green and The Birds (we watched that one in seventh grade and I thought is was so scary).

Ara Burklund said...

Leslie~What a deal! I love Big Lots!

Adrienne~I've always wanted to see Soylent Green. In fact, you're reminding me to see if they have it at the library. Thanks!

Suzanne Casamento said...

Rumors! What a great album! I wish I had THAT! :)

Dana Elmendorf said...

I'm trying really hard not to pee my pants laughing as I watch THE WARRIORS movie trailer! LOLOLOLOL. Are you serious Ara?! That's your guilty pleasure, I love it! You crack me up.

Ara Burklund said...

Suzanne~I'm loving it all over again! My kids were even asking about it, since it's so different from what I usually listen to.

Dana~I love shlocky movies!!! Especially when they're so era-specific! When I showed my son the trailer, he couldn't stop laughing, either. ; )