Resting Our Minds

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I refuse to write about that confounded virus today. I won’t do it! Let’s do something radical instead. Let’s rest our minds.

Did you know Nestor Paiva was in Tarantula? Well, all right, he was in a lot of things. He was great in The Creature from the Black Lagoon. I see one of you out there raising her hand. Yes? Well, it was about a giant tarantula, of course–that’s why they called it Tarantula. My small business was called Easy Liquidators. I wonder if it would’ve done better if I’d called it Gigantic Tarantula Liquidators. As it was, it certainly wouldn’t have made much of a movie.

Speaking of liquidators, you’d be surprised how much stuff companies buy and then can’t sell. Items tied in with fleetingly hot movies are notorious for occupying valuable warehouse space long after the movie they tie in with has been forgotten even by the director. What do you do with five containers’ worth of bendable figurines from Star Wars XVI: Jedi Foot Powder? Well, for 2 cents on the dollar, the kindly liquidator will take them off your hands and re-sell them to dollar stores and mental hospitals. Being a liquidator does teach you what certain “gotta have ’em!” things are really worth.

There do not seem to be any movies featuring giant tarantulas and liquidators. Imagine being chased down the highway by a giant tarantula while trying to keep your truck, filled to bursting with Power Puff Girls hand lotion, from flipping over as you take the curves. Imagine anything having to do with Power Puff Girls at all.

What in the world caused me to remember that? This relaxing-your-mind stuff is a tricky business. You start with Nestor Paiva and wind up with Power Puff Girls. Go figure.

7 comments on “Resting Our Minds

  1. I don’t remember Tarantula, but I do remember The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Monster movies were fun in the days when we didn’t expect much of special effects.

  2. Here in Arizona, we see tarantulas that size on a daily basis. There’s one in my backyard as I type. I just don’t understand what all the fuss is about. If you find one that has an appetite for annoying people, you have the world by the tail. 🙂

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