Monday, August 29, 2011

A Night In The Man Cave Thanks To Hurricane Irene

Since there was no electricity, no running water, and no internet at home yesterday, I hit the road in search of a hotel. I ended up at my friend Mike's house instead.

Inexplicably, Mike had power even though he lives in P.G. County and most of the county's residents were (and still are) without power.

I hit Mike's house and we strolled inside to see if the internet was up only to find Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) on TV.

The first time I went to Mike's house in 1988, he showed me that film and the theme of being trapped together seemed appropriate given the aftermath of Irene.

Mike's parents showed up as the power was out in their house across the county.

Given the choice of sleeping in Mike's upstairs spare bedroom with a real bed BUT without cable TV and a DVD player, or the "Man Cave" with its futon-like cot, I chose the cave.

Mike's been collecting DVDs and CDs since I met him in 1988 and, unlike me, he never sold off his stuff.

The main DVD wall -- he's got loads more downstairs -- under the gaze of The Little Rascals and 1992's Reservoir Dogs...

This is the main jazz section -- lots of Prestige classics there!

Nothing quite brightens the mood like David Alan Grier and Tommy Davidson doing one of their Funky Finger Productions bits from "In Living Color" -- this is the 'Rain Mandingo' one!