It’s that time again!

Time to take pictures of shit around the house?

Here are my “What’s Poppin’ in My Noggin?” notes from Week Two of the experiment. Believe it or not, I thought of Top Gun a few times.

Jan. 8, 2012, 5:17pm EST
It happened. Hummed “Playing With the Boys.” Considered a vow of silence for 2012.

Jan. 9, 2012, 1:24pm EST
Hummed “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” while doing dishes.

Jan. 9, 2012, 3:46pm EST
Hummed YLTLF. While editing footage of Mitt Romney…

Jan. 9, 2012, 7:33pm EST
John Huntsman was wearing an aviator jacket on Fox News. Saw him for less than a second while channel-flipping; still thought of Top Gun.

It’s a shame John McCain took “Maverick” already.

Jan. 9, 2012, 11:19pm EST
Saw Berlin, NH on a weather map. Thought of the band Berlin. Thought of “Take My Breath Away.” Said, “SHIT.”

Jan. 10, 2012, 1:37pm EST
Wow. This one was bad. I was late for the bus to work (from meticulously editing this website). My eyes locked onto the clock and I immediately heard the opening riff from “Danger Zone.” Did not try to fight it. Let the Power of Loggins™ flow through me as I threw a lunch together and ran out the door. Probably got through the song twice on the way to the bus stop, assuming I was even remotely close to the actual lyrics. Envisioned the “need for speed” scene while running. DID NOT MISS THE BUS.

Jan. 10, 2012, 5:43pm EST
A news story about air shows was on. A co-worker called a pilot “Goose.” I disagreed and said he was more like Maverick. We decided that plot-wise, he was Mav, but he looked like Goose.

Jan. 11, 2012, 9:51pm EST
John mentioned buying his brother a pair of aviator sunglasses and I thought of Top Gun. [Wait, was this intentional???]


Jan. 11, 2012, 10:52pm EST
Said, “You might be writing checks your body can’t cash– SHIT, that’s from Top Gun!” during a Cinema 52 meeting.

Jan. 12, 2012, 4:22pm EST
Me: (singing) “You never close your eyes… Becca, what is that?”
Becca: “Seriously?”
Me: “Yeah… why?”
Becca: “‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’…”
Me: “SHIT.”

Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.

Jan. 12, 2012, 6:18pm EST
Thought of Tom Cruise’s creepy silhouette kissing during sex. Nothing is hotter than shouting, “SHIT, what time is it?” mid-coitus. [Note to self: Buy clock for bedroom. Or have sex near microwave.]

Jan. 14, 2012, 9:04am EST
Sang YLTLF while doing laundry.


As mentioned last week, I haven’t been noting when I think of movies that aren’t Top Gun. I probably should be, but dammit, I’m already running for the notepad mid-bone. Do you have any idea how many movies I pretend I’m in while making love squishings?

I severely cut down on humming the Spider-Man theme this week, so that’s already evidence that seeing a movie means thinking of a movie. I’m going to try to avoid everyone else’s films as much as possible, but I haven’t yet seen High Fidelity or The Truman Show this year.

Just as Ty got a craving to watch his movie again, I was also perfectly fine with plopping onto the couch and maybe putting on, oh, I dunno, Top Gun? I really came to enjoy it the second time, and wanted to watch it again throughout the rest of the week. Certainly some interesting data there.

I’ve had my first accidental quoting this week. I’m hoping that will go up in exchange for the music not getting stuck in my head. I talk a mile a minute and movies are there to fill the potholes. Top Gun is going to be working overtime.

Sex… yep. That happened. I’m going to ask Becca how she felt about that right now.

“That’s our Bill. It was inevitable.” – Becca


Well, check back for the GOOD VS. 80’S viewing. I’ve been watching both critically-acclaimed and blockbuster movies from the 1980’s to get a feel for what constitutes a great film from the same decade as Top Gun. Then I can come down hard on what sucks and what’s just an unfortunate product of the era.

Until then, keep your… have a… I can’t think of a good quote.