When you’re an online celebrity like myself, lots of people want to annoy you with questions. Here are some of the ones that I hear all the time. They’re what I like to call “FAQs” or Frequently Asked Questions, for short.
Q: You seem a little stuck in the past. Don’t you ever watch any films that came out AFTER 1968?
A: Yes, of course. Once I saw an excellent TV movie starring that girl from Beverly Hills 90210. That was pretty recent I think.
Q: What’s your favorite B-movie of all time?
A: Excellent question. I guess I’d have to say Forbidden Planet, starring film legend Leslie Nielsen. Mostly because of the part when the robot drinks bourbon.
Q: You know you’re not really famous, right? Nobody reads this blog.
A: Well, you’re reading it. Jerk.
Q: Why is it that most of these great low-budget films came out in the 50’s?
A: Famous scholars and film critics seem to think it has something to do with America’s lost innocence, and Cold War era escapism. But I think it’s because folks in Hollywood used to be willing to take a risk once in a while when they made movies. Time and time again we, as a nation, have placed “Success” above “Friggin’ Hilarious”.