WHEN: 8:50PM EST, September 1, 2012
WHERE: At my apartment in Portland, ME (Alderaan)
FORMAT: Blu Ray on a Vizio 47″ LCD HDTV
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STATE: Tired and Drunk.
I have been watching an obscene amount of Cheers recently. This is probably why, after a long, unproductive, and irritating day at work, I decided to stop at a small bar on the way home. I had pushed my viewing till the end of the week again, so I knew I had High Fidelity waiting for me at home, and I wasn’t looking forward to it. So I pounded down a couple of cheep beers and walked home. I stopped at the store and picked up some chicken strips and a six pack of Rolling Rock.
I don’t remember all that much about the viewing, but I left myself some notes.
– “A remix of previous thoughts.” This one requires some explanation. Having now watched High Fidelity 35 times this year, I very infrequently have new thoughts about the movie. Rather, the images on the screen just bring up memories of previous viewings. When I see the records hanging in the window, I think of my cat viewing from back in February. When the color on someone’s shirt seems to pop out at me, I think of my Blu-Ray viewing from two weeks ago.
-“WHY do I Do Drunk viewings? THeY Suck!”
-“Time moves by too slow. and the passing of time is the only thing that matters.”
-“Rivers of unhappy thoughts”
-“Fuck This Shit”
You can tell I was serious by the fancy handwriting.
-Eighteen minutes in, I had some pulled pork sandwiches.
-“Rob’s mom will never sleep again.” She states in the movie, that if Rob and Laura weren’t doing well, she would never get any sleep. Hence this conclusion.
-“Laura’s Leather Bag” looked very nice on Blu-Ray
-“Rob + Barry secret fingershake”
Likely the fingershake aforementioned.
-“¡IAN [last name removed]!” I remembered that I knew a person named Ian in college who was a real asshole. It’s surprising that I never thought of him previously. I really hated that guy.
-“Marie De Salles Hat! -Bright” Another piece of clothing that looks nicer on Blu-Ray.
-“B in Phone Pre Soul Girl.” I’m at a loss as to what that means.
-For the first time, I noticed a sign reading “Al Capone Drank Here Often” in the bar where Rob drinks and explains why Liz called him an asshole.
-“37:00 Have Mix tapes become too Cliche? AVQ Deathknell. Ironic. Sadstory.”
-“Liz’s Shirt. More fabric”
-“No excuse fore sleeping w/ someone Else” I note, once again, that while Rob has excuses for everything else Laura could accuse him of, he has no excuse for this.
-“Who Needs a Drink, who Loves the Sun”
-“Joelle Carter – You areawesome.”
-“How mmany Robots Does charlie Have.”
-“MAKE sense of this shit, AssHole.”
I think I might be getting tired of watching this movie.