The Surreal Life

Have you ever seen Friday the 13th - Part III? It's arguably the worst entry in the epic slasher series, but I probably watched this movie around thirty to forty times between the years of 1992 and 1997. I taped it off a free preview of HBO we had during junior high and screened it incessantly on slow summer afternoons thereafter (it was originally presented in 3-D, so a good amount of the shots are meant to capitalize on the effect). It's currently running on the SyFy network and as I'm sitting here watching it again with a bag of chile picante Corn Nuts and a bottle of Nanbu Bijin Ancient Pillars Junmai Daiginjo sake, I'm wondering if this was really the scenario that the Japanese brewer envisioned when he made this incredible rice-based elixir. Are you supposed to open a $70 bottle of alcohol while eating processed food and watching the lowest of low-brow cinema? I don't know.

What's even more hilarious is that I walked downtown earlier to eat sushi and I ended up blowing at least triple what I had originally planned after ordering an incredibly rare seabass nigiri off the chef's menu. So after gorging on the highest of high-end fish, and drowning my sorrows in the highest of high-brow sake, I'm snacking on a $3 bag of fried corn kernels (I'm assuming Corn Nuts are made from corn?) and watching what is probably the worst horror movie of the last forty years.

That's called high-low fashion, baby. There are no rules. You can do whatever you want in this wonderfully surreal life. 

-David Driscoll

David Driscoll