Due to unforseen circumstances, Useless Drivel has returned this week to bring you a whole new episode. While we are sure that the internet was extremely grateful to get a break last week due to those pesky job things that Robert and Matt have, it is with our deepest sympathies for your ears that we return. Screw paying bills and that whole responsibility thing, we have a podcast to do, so join us this week as we talk movies, floods, spy thrillers, and CNN? Hardly factual and possibly entertaining, it’s a new episode of Useless Drivel!
The subject of time travel has attracted me since I was a kid. Funny enough, my first exposure to it was Disney’s ‘disnification’ of the Charles Dicken’s classic, A Christmas Carol named Mickey’s Christmas Carol. This adaptation was given a more lighthearted approach, but one thing that stayed the same was the death of Tiny Tim. When I saw Mickey say goodbye to his son with glassy, tear-filled eyes, it broke my little heart. It still breaks my heart. So I was happy to see Scrooge change his ways. My next brush with time travel was 1984’s The Terminator. The idea of an unstoppable killing machine that can travel through time to kill you had me piss scared. As you can see, my dear parents didn’t have a problem exposing me to multiple acts of violence and coarse language — but you throw in some Linda-Hamilton-boobies and now we have a problem. If you could sit in that room (in 1985) you’d see two adults watching the conception of humanity’s hope against the machines and a small boy with a sheet over him looking like a covered piece of expensive furniture that belongs in an old English manor.