monkeyFLASHmonkeyBACK… The Adventures Of Buckeroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension

I finally caught this movie on Netflix and my mind is blown.  How could I have never seen any of it ever before!  Released in 1984, only a couple of months after Ghostbusters, this future cult favorite was a flop.  Apparently, the final film was a conglomeration of many false starts.  Writer Earl Mac Rauch had begun scripting so many adventures for Buckeroo Banzai, but he never finished any until he merged them into this one.  That’s why it feels like such a rich universe.  Or should I say, rich dimension…

Drunken Recollection… Take Me Out Of This Ballgame

Want to know how to fuck with drunk people at a baseball game?

Here’s three things that worked the crowd into a frenzy during my last regular season attendance at a Detroit Tigers’ game, which in turn, sort of drove me crazy:

1) Send Out Your Mascot

Stripes are solid.

I couldn’t believe how many people were tripping over themselves to get a picture with Paws, the Tigers mascot.  And whoever was in that suit was so nice!  No request was denied.  It probably helped that it wasn’t too hot out…

2) Make It Rain Money

It's raining men!

Some smart-ass seated above our section thought it was a great idea to throw $1 bills down every once in a while.  And it was.  People went ape-shit crazy for just a dollar.  But then again, that’s an easy McDouble after the game…

(SIDENOTE: So it wasn’t as much raining money, as it was feeling drops.)

3) Have Robocop Sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

Okay, so it was the guy that played Robocop...

I’ve been waiting to write this post in the hopes that a video of Peter Weller singing during the seventh-inning stretch might pop up, but alas, it has not.  So here’s this instead: