Friday Afternoon Movie: Videodrome

Goddamn, your manager is a douche. I mean, it’s not just me, right? Like, he’s a total douche with his douchey paisley tie and his douchey, meticulously pressed pants, and his douchey attitude all sauntering over to your desk to “see how that proposal is going” and then launch into another retelling of his Labor Day weekend away from the “bitch and the brats” to go golfing with his buddies who are also, no doubt, just as douchey or perhaps more douchey than he is. Nah, that can’t be possible. This guy is too much of a douche; there can’t possibly be another person who could eclipse the blinding glare of his douchiness. This man is like the Platonic Ideal of a douche. Just…argh, such a douche.

Well, at least he’s reminded you that, at least in America, it was only a four day work week. This is good. Your boss, standing by your desk, reeking as though he bathes in Drakkar Noir, is not. Time to drive him away. Tell him you need to get back to work; have to finish that proposal. Is he gone? Yes he is. Don’t worry the Drakkar will dissipate soon enough, just power through it for now; for now is the time for the FAM.

This afternoon: David Cronenberg’s Videodrome. Many of you may have seen it. If not, I’m only going to drop a few, key phrases on you. They are, as follows: whipping, televisions, pulsating, hand gun, stomach vagina, Debbie Harry. That is all. Press play and enjoy.

4 Responses to “Friday Afternoon Movie: Videodrome”

  1. Infamous Amos Says:

    The greatest Canadian movie since Strange Brew.

    If you have never seen it, you suck. Make sure you watch it to keep from sucking any further.

  2. Glossolalia Black Says:

    Hell, I’m serious: that movie kick started me into puberty.

    One of my editor’s reviews of it, a favorite:

  3. siobhan Says:

    this movie is in my top 5 of all time… and actually just finished reading “studies in the horror film: videodrome” by tim lucas… a MUST-READ for anyone who likes this movie… :)

  4. Miss E Says:

    I invited a few friends out to see this at the Charles Theater in Baltimore over the summer. I thought it was amazing, but my friends have decreed that I’m not allowed to pick movies ever again.