could should have been…
The new trailer for a canceled show debuted online today. That’s a weird sentence.
For some unknown reason, the Tremors TV show on Syfy was canceled before given a chance to explode out of the ground floor with its beloved, nostalgic power-player. Kevin Bacon, the star of the original 1990 Tremors film–and the six-degrees of separation guy–had surprisingly signed on to make a non-HBO and non-network reboot of the cult classic. Yes, Syfy, which is the same channel that produced all those Sharknado movies (they are fun to watch for how awesomely bad they are with acute self-awareness).
Now, is this TV adaptation officially dead in the desert of Perfection, Nevada? With all the streaming options out there–and based on the potential from this trailer and its big-name leading man–this show may pop-up somewhere else in the near future with new life.
Someplace more perfect than Syfy.
Don’t adjust your eyes, this is a real story from the city of Henryetta, Oklahoma.
“City leaders voted Tuesday to abolish an ordinance on dancing, the Tulsa World reported. The dance ordinance, with a penalty of $25, prohibited dance halls within 500 feet of a church or public school.”
–Associated Press, February 23, 2017
We all know and love Footloose, the 1984 B-movie that featured the premise of a small country town that had banned rock music and dancing. Again, that was the plot for a movie. A movie. To my surprise, and likely the surprise to any individual who discovered this news today, the ordinance in Henryetta, Oklahoma was a real thing…in the year 2017. Thankfully, the city’s leaders voted to rid their town of this nonsensical ordinance.
So, what now?
Perhaps a dance today, a Thursday, is necessary…maybe of the throwback variety?
If high school kids (and adults) of Henryetta, Oklahoma aren’t dancing to “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins tonight and this weekend, I think we’ll all cry a little.
People of Henryetta, you know what to do with those Sunday shoes.
Even in 2014, some people in positions of authority still have to spoil the party for the rest of us. Thankfully, someone still has the their feet (or foot) firmly planted on the floor of reality and is willing to let loose to show everybody what’s right these days.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Kevin Bacon + the 30th anniversary of some small movie role he had in the ’80s.
Let’s just roll the tape…
Today is not only Monday, but…is also my birthday!
On this day, July 8th at 10:30 a.m., I turned 23 28!
Interestingly, I share the same July 8th birthday as famed French writer Jean de La Fontaine of the 17th century, “The Price is Right” beauty Janice Pennington, world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck, actor Kevin Bacon (of whom we all are six degrees of separation from: “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon”) and “Big Fish” realist-turned-escapist Billy Crudup.
Here’s to another year and, hopefully, another memorable chapter of life filled with stories of grand adventure and wild imagination…and maybe even a moment when time stands still.
Happy Monday/July 8th!!