Since We’re Talking About Movie Snacks, Let’s Watch a Movie

06Nov12

I have wanted to blog for the last few days, but I have had this horrible cold that just does not want to go away. So instead of doing productive things like working, blogging, cleaning the house, etc., I have been sleeping, taking medicine and being generally lethargic and miserable. I am feeling a little better tonight, so I am going to try to do some writing while I still have the energy to do it.

I had asked a question a few days ago about what your favorite snack is while watching a movie. While a lot of people mentioned to me that they like popcorn, I was surprised by the number of people who picked licorice or red vines. When I was a kid, we called them red shoelaces. They were basically just really thin strips of red licorice, but I guess a lot of people still like to much on them when watching a movie. As much as I like to eat movie theater popcorn, it makes my stomach sick nearly every time I eat it. I am sure it is whatever is in the “butter” that they put on the popcorn, which is really just oil that is flavored with butter. As much as it tastes good (and you can emulate this taste at home just by using clarified butter on your popcorn), I just can’t seem to do it much anymore. Another snack I always loved at the movie theater were Red Hot Dollars. Now, these are not to be confused with Red Hots, which are small cinnamon candies that are actually hot. Red Hot Dollars aren’t hot at all. They are really just cherry-flavored chewy candies that stick in your teeth but taste oh so good. You don’t tend to see them as much as some of the other candies anymore, but they were always one of my favorites.

Nowadays I watch most of my movies at home and rarely go to the movie theater. It has to be something I really want to see in order for me to go. Michelle and Sean go to the movies often, maybe once a month or so, but I prefer to watch in the comfort of my home. Since I am at home watching movies, it leaves me to have whatever snack I want, or happens to be in the house at the time. Sometimes I will make popcorn at home, and I still do it the old-fashioned way in a pot on the stove with some oil and corn kernels. I don’t usually put any butter on it all when I am home. I usually just put on a little salt and that’s it. There’s nothing quite like warm popcorn. Other than that, I am a  chip guy. I love potato chips, corn chips or any other salty snack and they are perfect while watching a movie.

Thank you for everyone who took the time to answer and a special thank you to Geoffrey Zakarian, Andrew Zimmern and Natalie Maines for taking the time to answer me on Twitter. Tonight, with the election on everyone’s mind and dominating the televisions, I won’t bore you with political talk. I believe everyone’s politics is a personal thing and it’s not my job to try to convince someone or preach about one side or the other. Make the decision that suits your outlook and stand by that, and by all means enforce your right to vote and do so. Once you’re home though, if you don’t feel like watching the seemingly endless election results, it’s a good time to watch a movie. And since it is Election Day, let’s make this the question:

What is your favorite political-themed movie?

There are lots of good ones out there for you to choose from. it can be biographical, historical or even a political thriller. Choose whichever one you really like the best, pop the DVD in (or VHS if you are old school), grab your favorite movie snack, and go to town. There have been a number of movies I have liked in the recent years, so this might be a tough choice. There are even a few older black and whites that I really like which I could also watch again. So how about you? What political movie would you choose? Think about and leave a comment if you would like. I am also going to ask some people on Twitter and see if they respond. I’ll get back to you with my answer in my next post.

That’s it for tonight. I’ll get back to watching election results while I do some more work. This night always makes me think of my Dad. He used to make a whole big thing out of election night and just loved it. He would chart results and watch with real interest. I kind of miss doing that with him. Thinking of you tonight Dad.

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One Response to “Since We’re Talking About Movie Snacks, Let’s Watch a Movie”

  1. Cameron Crowe
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    @IguanaFlats Network, Manchurian Candidate, Face In The Crowd, Shampoo


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