How Long, Fall Weather, How Long?
Today is the first day of September, and that means I’m done with the brutal summer of 2011. The fall season doesn’t officially begin for another three weeks or so, I know. But now that September’s finally here, I’m determined to start pretending the days are cool and cloudy, the nights are long and dark, and the overpriced Halloween stores are open. (Actually, given the eager modern retail calendar, the Halloween stores have probably been open for a month).
My powers of denial are superhero-sized. You say it’s forecast to get to 101 degrees today? La la la la! I can’t hear you! La la la la! In Jimmy’s Always Autumn World, we’re taking the sweaters out of the back of the closet. It’s time to start planning which cool arty Oscar bait dramas we’ll be seeing at the movie theaters this winter. Damn, I need to pay the neighborhood kid to rake and bag all those leaves collecting on the lawn…
Nothing says “fall” to me like classic horror movies, and here’s a 12 minute video compilation of The 100 Greatest Horror Movie Quotes. Kudos to the compiler for digging fairly deep into the canon, and not just putting stuff like Jack Nicholson’s lame “Heeere’s Johnny!” line front and center. Oh, and fall weather – please please hurry up.