One of the things that I do occasionally with some coworkers is go to the live broadcast of Rifftrax. The concept there is a little odd given that the actual “live” show is in Nashville but is simulcast to theaters around the country… two of which are in the Tulsa area. Generally speaking we all meet for dinner first and then attend whatever they happen to be Riffing at that time. Traditionally this is some movie down on the deep B and or Cult status list. I think the last one I saw before last night was Samurai Cop back in March, and hands down the best one ever was them taking on The Room. The weird thing about last night is that I was not terribly sure how I would feel about them Riffing on one of my Fandoms. I’ve been a Doctor Who fan since my father indoctrinated me during the very long rein of Tom Baker. Whatever concerns I might have had vanished quickly because their send up of the Five Doctors was amazing. Pretty much everything we ever thought while watching some of the campy 80s shows… took verbal form. If you have a chance to see it I highly suggest it. They are doing the traditional rebroadcast on August 24th so you might check to see if it is available at a theater near you. I highly suggest the “live” Rifftrax experience in general.
Past this I don’t have a whole hell of a lot to talk about. The problem with a Rifftrax night is that I don’t get home early enough to really do much in the way of gaming. It was not long before I was downstairs conked out completely. The following story is related for humor… and for evidence of how generally dead to the world I was. I turned in pretty early and at some point during the night I apparently got up to use the restroom. I don’t remember this at all, instead it was just like I suddenly woke up and was on the toilet…. and had apparently been there long enough to have my legs completely fall asleep. So in my sleepy state I had to figure out how to finish my business… and then pull my pants up and somehow stabilize myself as blood goes rushing back into my legs. There was a point where I legitimately considered crawling on the floor to bed. Even weirder was when I managed to hobble my way to the bed and sit down… I couldn’t quite reason how to lift my then “full on pins and needles with a vengeance” legs up into the bed so I could lay down again. This is of course way more than you bargained for when you decided to click through to my blog this morning. While I do suggest Rifftrax… I would not suggest this whole walking on legs that you can’t actually feel thing. It is an overrated experience.