A few years ago, Quintin Tarantino and Robert Rodriquez released a joint homage to grindhouse flicks called…’Grindhouse’ (imagine that) to the glee of a number of dudes at work. I believe it was 7 of us who piled into our cars to catch the movie after work one day – the largest non-work outing of any sort I’ve ever witnessed in our little sliver of the company. Some of us liked the movies (it’s technically 2 movies, glued together with a few mock trailers for movies that don’t exist*) and some wondered why they had gone. I dubbed us all “The Happy Sausage Fun Club” – a nod to the goofy names for stuff that come out of Japan for no reason other than the fact that it’s funny… Anywho… A little while later, another outing happened, but with maybe 1/3 of the attendance of the prior. Next one ended up just 2 of us, the true movie loving core of the rabble.
And so began the HSFC man-dates. Almost every week of the year, there’s at least 1 movie worth skipping the wasteland that “reality” TV has created to see. And almost every week, I’m there. Why is this all important? It’s not. But now you’ll know why it seems that I see so many movies.
* Actually, one of them – ‘Machete’ has been turned into a real film, starring the awesome Danny Trejo.