February 11, 2009

Have you heard of this Matt guy? Did I totally miss an Internet phenomenon? I don't want to brag about having my finger on the pulse of the Internet (seriously, I don't. That would be a scary admission of the absence of keeping my real life together), but I like to think that I have an idea of what's going on out there.

And then something like this happens. How did I completely miss this dancing guy before? It's funny and entertaining, and yet nobody gets kicked in the crotch. Come to think of it, maybe that's how I missed it.

But, then, I think I may be losing my mind.

The wife and I were watching City of Ember. Don't know if you've seen it, it's not that important to the story, but it's an okay flick for the kids. Someday, we'll get some kids to watch these movies. Anyway, like I said, the movie itself isn't what was important. It was the fact that there was an actor in a very small role that I kept saying looked familiar, but I couldn't place him.

At the very end of the movie, I realized that it was Martin Landau.

I said "It's Martin Landau! But he's dead, isn't he?"

I figured that the movie must be a lot older than I thought it was. Cause, Martin Landau is dead, right? So they shot the movie a couple of years ago, but only just released it. I didn't think about it again until tonight when I looked it up on IMDB.

Turns out that Martin Landau isn't dead. He's very much alive. He's 78 years old and he's still working.

Now, you're probably thinking that the fact that I thought he was dead isn't so far fetched. He does kind of look dead. But what you're not taking into consideration is that I love movies. A lot. I take my movie trivia very seriously. When playing "Scene It", the teams are usually divided into me on one side and everyone else on the other.

The fact that Martin Landau is alive throws everything I think I know into question. Is there trivia and bits of knowledge that I'm losing because something else is jockeying for position in my neurons?

I therefore resolve to get back to my roots. I shall be doing a lot more knitting because I have to sit my butt down in front of a television and watch a bucket load of movies. I shall spend less time worrying about viral videos and more time worrying about trying to get a copy of "Ultra Warrior" and "Blood of Heroes".

I'm going to get all Rocky on this movie trivia thing. Gonna spend some time watching someone run up stairs and live through their cinematic experience! You just watch me! I will defend my Scene It crown!

(Interesting side note: although the teams usually always get divided up into me against everyone else, I have yet to actually win the game. I always lose, and yet somehow, I'm still the guy to beat? How does that work?)