Thursday, October 22, 2009
The newest movie added to the Top5 Drive-In was my failed attempt at landing a role on the reality show, Survivor. In order to apply, you have to make a 3 minute audition tape saying why you should be selected. I always loved professional wrestler, "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig's vignettes and found this to be a great opportunity to totally rip off his idea and make it my own. In all honesty, I really didn't want to be chosen to be on the show - I just wanted to make the audition tape.
In retrospect, it would have been disastrous had I been selected. I would have been one of the worst contestants ever. Here are some things about me that give creedence to this statement:
- I do not like to be dirty
- If I get hungry, I'm rather unpleasant to be around.
- I do not like to be forced to socialize
- I usually don't listen when given instructions. This could hurt me in the reward challenges.
- I'm not confrontational. Well.....unless I detect condescention from someone....or someone puts 1/2 of a tomato heel on my Whataburger and thinks that will suffice...or if I get my Davy Crockett jacket hemmed and dry-cleaned and it cost me $97.48 - almost as much as I paid for the stupid thing. There are circumstances but in almost all situations, I choose the path of least resistance.
I made the video with my friend, Bill "One-Take" Shumake(shoutout). He plays the host in this video that we made in 2005. Bill's a big-time producer now in Austin where him and his son, Alexander (shoutout) make Roger Corman-esque movies that should gain a cult following. Shoutout to "Killer School Girls From Outer Space!"
Anyway, enjoy this cinematic gem and try not to think about how I would have been the first one voted out.
In the video, I used "The Best" by Tina Turner. I'm not ashamed to say I love this song...even though once while working out, someone pulled the plugs out of my ears to see what I was listening to. They gave me a funny look when they heard that it was this song. "Don't ever do that again", I exclaimed. So, maybe I'm a little ashamed. Agree or not, I consider this song "one of the good ones". However, there are some songs that are universally considered "good" that I really don't like and will flip the dial everytime they're played...
Here's my Top5:
5. Black Magic Woman - Santana
4. Hotel California - The Eagles
3. Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
2. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
1. Rock Lobster - B52's
"Demanding Satisfaction Since 1980"