A Day Of Dougie:
Movie Sequels, Dancing & Stalkers
November 17, 2018
It’s 7:00 in the AM and I have to go to work for another glorious 11 hours in just a little bit, but what the hell. I have a few minutes of free time and although I’d rather be sleeping in or watching TV or pondering what the future holds, I think I’ll sit here and do a little bit of rambling and writing. I’ve been neglecting the blog for a few days now and that needs to stop. It probably won’t until my mood picks up, but at least know that I realize my slackness and am going to do my best to rectify the situation. So how the hell are you and what shall we talk about this morning?
First off, a word to the wise. Never loan anyone money… ever. They tend to forget. So what if it puts you in a bind. Hell, even an “I haven’t forgotten” would be nice. But I guess that’s too much to ask for. I really do not like people sometimes.
And you know what else I don’t like? Politicians. I am so politics out right now, as I’m sure many others are as well. Democrats lose elections and try to steal with illegal votes and when that doesn’t work (except in Arizona and those people’s brains are fried from too much sun. How else could you explain Flake and McCain (repeatedly)). The cheating doesn’t work so now it’s racism. Just shut the fuck up already.
And that idiot from CNN. He’s supposed to be a journalist, covering the news, but all we get in biased opinion, arguing and the overwhelming urge to be the news. Acosta is an idot. And while the White House is being forced to allow that clown back into the White House for press conferences, there is nothing that says that they have to call on him. He’s a freakin’ joke, but then again, he works for CNN and what have they become? ‘Nuff said!
And I’m rambling, but if I’d doing a blog, even if it’s just a “Day of Dougie”, there is supposed to be a topic of discussion. So let’s do something I haven’t done in a while and go pull out the old “Magic Bag” and draw three topics from it’s inner realms. We’re going old school D.O.D. here today. And the topics are: Dancing, Movie Sequels and Stalking. This might be fun. And away we go…
The definition of a sequel is: a published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one. And every time we have a successful movie, the people in Hollyweird usually try to cash in and make a follow-up and more parts to try and capture lightning in a bottle twice. Sometimes, it works like Rocky (and Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky 4, etc.) and other times, it kind of bombs, like the great Airplane and then we had “Airplane 2”. ‘Nuff said! It’s a hit or miss deal that Hollyweird would rather use instead of having to come up with new ideas, characters, etc. And it works for the most part so I’m not complaining or objecting. Hell, if you want to get technical about it, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe is just one big sequel from Iron Man. Was that the first MCU movie? It’s the first one I remember being any good so I’ll go with it. And then, once characters were established, just keep using them and put them in new situations, new stories, etc. And thus we get things like Harry Potter, Twilight, Police Academy, Rocky (which I already mentioned), The MCU and so many other movies.
Do you know what sequels I’d like to see? I’d like to see follow ups to the Interview With A Vampire movie and I’m not talking about low budget “Queen of the Damned” style, but big budget and major stars like Pitt and Cruise again. The whole “Body Theif” story as well as the stories of Armand are well worth putting on the big screen. And I wish that there had been a Police Academy 9, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the original movie. While many have now passed, there are still enough original characters and actors who could and would come back for such a project. And when will we see “Howard the Duck II”. The world (and I) am waiting. Make it happen Mouse. And let’s move on.
I don’t dance. I lean against the wall or bar as the case may be and kind of bob my head back and forth a little bit. (Insert gay joke here!) I have no rhythm or soul. I’m just a white boy. Oh vey! And that’s all I have to say about that. So…
Stalking: It’s just another way of saying “I love you!”. Well, actually it’s saying I’m obsessed with you and lurking around, watching your every move and wishing I could find a way to talk to you and be with you and rock your world, but I’m scared of rejection so I watch from a distance instead. Or so I’ve heard. I think that everyone has had a stalker at one time or another. Be it an ex-girlfriend or boyfriend, the old man who lives down the street, the crazy chick from Facebook or whatever, it happens. And with today’s social media obsessed mentality, it’s worse than ever. Heck, some people don’t even realize that they’re being stalked until that moment that they’re woken up by being served breakfast in bed and the first words out of their mouth are “How did you get into my house and who the hell are you?”.
I had a nice story about a stalker that I once had with all of the fun details about calling and hanging up, driving up and down the road in front of my house, sitting across from where I was working and watching me, etc, but I’ve just noticed the time and don’t really have the time to get into it as I want to. Heck, getting into it was the problem because once that happened, she wouldn’t go away. (Rim shot!) She was a character though and the stories I could tell you. Hell, just go watch the Lifetime Movie channel and you’ll understand. Just remember, it’s not real love until there is a restraining order. And just because I like all of your posts and photos on Facebook or view your profile a dozen times on MeetMe, it’s nothing to worry about. Really. It’s not.
Ya’ll think about it. And with that, I’m out of here my friends. This is short and I was just getting on a roll, but I have to finish getting ready for work and also *sighs* go to work. I need a long vacation. And a raise. And an assistant. I’ll be back tonight to write some more while I watch NXT Takeover: WarGames on the Network and I’m thinking starting Monday, a “Ten Days Of Dougie” series with a lot more of this stuff. No promises, but we’ll see what happens. Thank you for reading. Comments, thoughts and any questions about anything are welcome and appreciated. Talk to me, my Peeps.
And now, I’m out of here. Have a great one and I’ll check you later. Take care.