Tuesday, January 16, 2007

CRASH!!! . . . “Is this the Country Kitchen Buffet?”

When I read on Yahoo News today that 72-year-old James Hylton is attempting a comeback to the NASCAR circuit, I couldn’t help but think of the South Park episode “Grey Dawn” in which senior citizen drivers are causing carnage throughout the community, but South Park's residents are more terrified of trying to take licences away from seniors than they are of being randomly killed on the streets -- or sidewalks.

True to the episode’s title, it includes an inspired take off of the opening scenes of the 1984 film “Red Dawn” (which, along with “Top Gun” are the definitive Reagan-era films. In my opinion anyway.)

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