July 8, 2008

Cat spray fever

I'm coming to this a little bit late, not catching the "Major Boobage" episode of South Park during the past season. But I'd still like to thank the show's creators for educating me as to the untapped potential of my two male cats (bastards!):

This has to be the coolest thing I've seen on TV in a while.

1982 Heavy Metal cover from this great collection of "old" magazine covers

Those who have seen the "Major Boobage" episode know it was an homage to the early '80s (1981) film Heavy Metal. Ironically, my parents would not allow me to see it, yet I somehow had a subscription to the magazine. Strange. But you couldn't be a kid that year and not hear stuff from the soundtrack all over the radio.

The music in the YouTube clip above was Don Felder of the Eagle's "Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride)," really the theme of the movie. And other than Blue Öyster Cult's "Veteran of the Psychic Wars," it's the best tune on the soundtrack, in my humble opinion. I hadn't heard it in a while, so it sort of gave me goosebumps to hear it in "Major Boobage." This is a section of the scene from Heavy Metal in which the song was used:


gilligan said...

I fell off the South Park bandwagon a while back, but I'm feelin' the love with the Heavy Metal flashbacks.

I recently had a chance to see Heavy Metal again, and you've got to admit, it's a bit dated and lame. But who cares? It was a lot of fun, had great music and was actually hand drawn (imagine that!)

I find it interesting your parents let you get the magazine but forbid the movie. My case was the exact opposite - the magazine always had naked chicks on the cover, so I was always off limits for me.

Chris said...

South Park probably "jumped the shark" long ago, but I still try to catch it. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are our Mark Twain or Jonathan Swift.

I agree with you that Heavy Metal was disappointingly lame in execution. Neat idea though. And it's sort of cool in small, YouTube-size chunks.

Dorothy said...

Ha, you've gone nuts!

Everyone knows that Mob Rules is the best tune on the Heavy Metal ST.


Chris said...

I was never a big fan of the Dio incarnation of Sabbath. Sorry, just not for me!