Original article posted by Soft_Pen:

If you consider yourself a connoiseur of Amercian film, then Manos: The Hands of Fate must be found in your list of all time greats, somewhere between Citizen Kane and Ernest Goes to Camp. However, if you haven’t delved into the Hitchcockian horror of Torgo and his terrifying oversized knees, you are no film aficionado.

Manos: The Hand of Fate is probably the worst succession of images ever put on celluloid. Unless you count the last two Matrix movies, A.I., or any movie which features Cameron Diaz.

Why do I bring this up? Well, when I’m driving to school, worrying about grades, and thinking that everything coming out of my pen (I mean that metaphorically, as we all use these “cumpyuders” for writing) is pure caca, I find solace in the fact that I am not Hal Warren, director of Manos: The Hands of Fate. Just as I take comfort in my not being Mussolini.

Don’t get down on yourself! You’re not Charles Manson, Jim Jones, the Shooter On the Grassy Knoll, or Martha Stewart! You’ve got potential! You’re not out there, making crappy movies whose only redeeming quality is a cat fight between ten to twelve scantily-clad women in a desert in the middle of the night. You’re doing good things! You’re writing papers, carrying a book bag, and brushing your teeth every morning! You’re kissing the asses of your professors EVERYDAY! Not everyone can do it! I’ve never seen the girls behind the counter at Taco Bell working on a thesis paper! Not once!

Let’s rally! Pull it together! Do whatever it takes to get yourself happy! Buy yourself something nice, get a haircut, or punch Rodney in the arm, when you see him (just be prepared to flee quickly). Or, just sit down and watch Manos: Hands of Fate.

If you do decide to watch this fine film, make sure you do it with Joel, Crow and Tom Servo. You might kill yourself, otherwise.

Ta ta!

Orginal comments:


Nickname: SmokyWolf
Re: It Could Be Worse!
Your comment about Taco Bell reminded me of an acquaintance I have. He has been preparing to to go school next semester for as long as I’ve known him. He too works for Toxic Hell. There’s something we all have to cheer about. We’ve actually started moving. We may not know exactly where we are going, but at least we’ve shifted ourselves out of park.


Nickname: Soft_Pen
Re: It Could Be Worse!
This, I know. You’re talking to the man who has worked 3 years in a gas station while attending school. I think we are all suffering in this regard, are we not?

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