Sunday, January 20, 2008
Sometimes I feel pretty obtuse
Like last night.
MizBubs and I found ourselves with some time on our hands and decided to watch Barbarella. I last saw it my senior year in high school at the old Parkway Theater on Clark Street, and it turns out MizBubs had never seen it. Our eldest, in her ongoing effort to dig completely through the vast junkpile of popular culture since 1940, had gotten it from Netflix recently.
So, here's what I want to know:
How come neither one of us had any idea that Duran Duran got its name from the villain in this movie? I mean, other than the obvious fact that neither one of us ever liked Duran Duran or owned any of their records. How did we miss that?
MizBubs noted an interesting reflection on attitudes toward aging in the swinging sixties. 42 year-old Milo O'Shea played Durand Durand, a 25-year old who has aged 30 years because he's evil. He was sooo OLD.
Also, am I a really bad person for liking sex kitten Jane Fonda waaaaay better than serious actress Jane Fonda? MizBubs said no, but I think she might just be humoring me.
Hopefully I'll have some time to ponder these questions, and many important others, over the next couple of days off.