Friday, February 1, 2013

Bad Movies/Good Party Themes: Grind Super Bowl Garage Sale

Well, it’s Superbowl weekend! Which is super exciting if you’re a fan of the two teams playing or of football in general.

I, personally, don’t happen to be such a fan, but am friends with many such folks. So, why not throw a Superbowl party? Only one that doesn’t have anything to do with football. Do it on Saturday so as not to interfere with the plans of any of those who do elect to watch the game. And offer up something that has all the same allure of this grand sporting event.

Something, for example, like the cinematic classic Grind.

Competitive event. Underdog story. Product placement. Mildly uncomfortable dance number in the middle.

What else can you ask for from a Super Bowl party?

Ah, yes, commercials. Well….I know! Tell everyone to bring one old thing that they’re looking to unload. The movie is an hour and forty-five glorious minutes. Pause it every thirty-five and allow the guests to put forth their best pitches as to why everyone else needs to have what they’re getting rid of. And let the bidding commence.

So break out your foam fingers. Recommend your attendees practice the wave. Wrangle up some artery-hardening food.

And get ready to scream at the TV.

Crackerjack dialogue to look forward to:
-          “Wake up, and smell the desperation.”
-          “Okay, you know what? I just got peed on.”
-          “I’m gonna snap your neck like a glowstick.”

Tagline: Live Fast…Play Hard…Die Laughing…

For a Grind Super Bowl Garage Sale of your very own, here’s what you need:
-          Grind (2003)
-          Festive attire consisting of your favorite team shirts - whether they be in the traditional athletic vein or one of these bad boys, all that matters is that you’re cheering for someone.
-          Things you plan to pass on to the next lucky individual (ex. Faux mustache collection minus the handlebar, fuzzy dice without the rope to hang them, Rubik’s Cube with half the stickers pulled off, etc.)
-          Food. It doesn’t matter what, as long as it’s not healthy.
-          A group of skateboarding road trip enthusiasts and/or folks in the midst of winter cleaning and/or people who believe you’re going to play “best of” clips of past Super Bowls in preparation for the big game.

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