Less-than-total recall

Brains are funny. Today, for example, my brain did something funny by recalling a moment from 9 years ago.

I had just moved back to Chicago from Tokyo, and was visiting with some friends. They had rented the movie The Running Man, and we watched that. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s a dystopian sci-fi flick in which enemies of the state are entered in a gladiatorial-combat game show (hosted by Richard Dawson, nice touch). When the movie was over and the TV signal came on, what was showing but American Gladiators. For those of you who haven’t seen it, this is a gladiatorial-combat game show (sort of). I had to hold my head to keep it from exploding. “That was supposed to be science fiction!” I shrieked. “What has happened to my country in my absence?”

I guess it’s not only brains that are funny. The world can be pretty funny too. Funny-strange and funny-ha-ha.

1 thought on “Less-than-total recall”

  1. that grrl that hates seagulls so muchly

    those seagulls that limp around on one leg so they can get a chip coz u feel sorry for them, and when you give them one, they do that seagull run off and u see that they have both legs!!! and your so pissed by this stage and thats how they get food by sneaking up on tourists and pretending they only have one leg

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