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August 5th, 2005

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10:53 am - There can be only one (and it isn't Leslie Nielsen)!
So I dreamed about the Highlander franchise last night.

I saw the first Highlander movie once when I was about 12. Something about Christopher Lambert playing an immortal, 400-year-old Scot who does battle with other immortals in mid-'80s New York. Oh, I guess Sean Connery's in it too. It impressed me as being kind of not very good, but people have since told me that it's brilliant, and as I said, I was 12. I never saw any of the sequels, and though my former roommates were at one time obsessed with the movies and TV show, I just never cared enough to check it out.

Anyway, I had a dream last night where I was watching reruns of the TV series with a bunch of friends from high school. I've seen bits and pieces of the actual show so I know that it was the same sort of melodramatic action pabulum that's so popular with the kind of people who collect medieval weaponry and play waaay too much D&D (i.e., half of my Friends list).

In the dream, Highlander was a Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker-style production with Leslie Nielsen playing the main character. Everything was sight gags and sound effects, as in the fight scene where a conveniently open can of spinach give him CGI Popeye the Sailor Man biceps, or the bedroom scene where the question "are you ready, baby?" was followed by a slide-whistle, a bell, and the answer "now I am."

Apparently in my dream the TV show must have been made first, because my friends were commenting on how badly they ruined the franchise when they made it serious for the movies. I dunno. There are things that Leslie Nielsen is good at, but I think Highlander is probably better as an over-dramatic soap opera for men.
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Date:August 5th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
Frankly, your Leslie Nielsen idea sounds better than Highlander 2.
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Date:August 5th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
Unrelated, but I remember very few of my dreams after waking up -- say, ten or fewer a year. An inordinate number of these seem to involve celebrities, such as the time I dreamed that David Duchovny broke into my hotel room to rest after someone beat him up with a harpsichord, or the one where Olivia Hussey and I got into a fight over the last box of vacuum cleaner bags at the grocery store.
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Date:August 6th, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
You're makin' that up!
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Date:August 6th, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)
Nuh uh!
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Date:August 6th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
Hey Colin, I know this is going quite a ways back, but can you pick me up a copy of "Waiting for Guffman"? I looked at the Big Lots in Janesville, and their not cool enough to carry it. I will reimburse you for it of course.
There can be only one (and it isn't Leslie Nielsen)! - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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