A Funny Story

Feb 18, 2007 09:59 PM
Today I went with my family to a Chinese restaurant to celebrate the Lunar New Year. There was quite a bit of people there. The restaurant had a flat screen TV hanging on the wall. The channel was tuned to Headline News or something.

Anyway, the news had some topic about how the TV show '24' was promoting torture. Right there on the big TV, in this restaurant, while I am with my family, was Jack Bauer getting chloroformed. Now I have never seen this before so it was new to me. The whole time I'm sitting here hoping my brother wouldn't turn and look at the TV (he knows about my interest). I knew he would smile or say something stupid. I was surprised at how hot the scene was; good struggling, good pass out. All that was ruined by the fact that the victim was Keifer Sutherland. There was even a wake up scene! Headline News even showed the clip twice! It was so awkward sitting in a restaurant with a chloroform scene being shown on TV. Life is so weird.

My brother then started telling me to see "Cowboy Bebop: The Movie". I remember seeing a clip from the movie where Faye was KOed, so I asked my brother about it. He said, "Oh.....................yeah." My brother probably thinks I am the strangest person alive.

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Feb 19, 2007
I know exactly how you feel.

I was eating Sunday lunch with my parents and relatives one afternoon, and Airport 77 came on the TV with the wholly gratuitous, yet hugely enjoyable, scene where the plane got gassed. I had to excuse myself and leave the room discreetly - I, erm, taped the show and watched it later.

Also, there was a film recently, the John Carpenter adaptation of Village of the Damned - good passing out scene from Linda Kozlowski, lots of passed out women, and it's a shame that Kirstie Alley didn't volunteer to enter the Blackout zone herself - but even though I taped it, I won't watch that scene in the show while I'm in polite company, mostly because I'd not want to be "distracted" by the Blackout scenes.

Feb 19, 2007
Haha very nice. I don't think I've seen the Airport 77 scene.

Feb 20, 2007
There are stills taken from the movie in the archive on the Gasman's Sleeping Gas site, at http://www.geocities.com/knockoutgas/ - just scroll down the page, you'll find it there.

The Airport movies themselves are now available on DVD, I believe, including Airport 77, although beyond that one scene, the rest of the film's just like the other movies - dire.