Friday, June 24, 2016

i still haven't found what i'm looking for

on a day that punches you in the gut should you remain silent, or should you write about that punch?  i don't know.  we are living in odd times.  but you know that already.

instead, i find myself looking for that one drive-in intermission clip that has eluded me for 30+ years.  youtube has 1000s of drive-in intermission films that make me happy to be alive.  about 10 years ago or so it was pretty damn rare to find these short commercials designed to get you out of your car and in to the snack bar in between the double feature.  now many of these shorts are available at a finger's click. 

except for one.  the live action song and dance intermission short where a patron asks for a pizza with 'mushy roomy room sauce.'  that's my golden fleece.  anna and i remember it because it was on constant rotation at the sac 6 drive-ins, and a few other local drive-ins during the 1970s and 80s. 

i know.  i'm dating myself.  there are a shitload of smart young people who wonder what the hell i'm talking about, or what my fuss is, with these old drive-in intermission shorts.  still, i look for that one elusive piece of film.  even on a day when my gut was punched.  because our own personal obsession prove that we are part of the veritable human being.  this thing that i am laughs, cries, and loves old drive-in paraphernalia. 


At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember an intermission ad on heavy rotation at the Sac 6 where a woman cook is making institutional burgers and then rings a bell and bellows, "Come and get 'em."

And there was also an ad for a local business, Federico's Hair Salon, that was quite cheesy and featured hair styles a decade out of date. I'm sure that one is lost forever.


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