Film Failure Friday
So, one of the greatest American Traditions (in my own mind) is sitting back and watching “B” grade movies. There is no expectation of “awesome” or a “must wait until the critics tell me it’s good”. It’s a “B” movie. Who cares what the critics say. Who cares what others say. It’s something that can be a lot of fun, relaxing, and cost little to nothing to sit back and enjoy a little mindless entertainment without having to worry about whether or not it was worth the time spent. Right? Well, there’s the rub. “Time spent”. Watching a “B” movie actually requires 1.5 – 2 hours of our time, and quite honestly society sees this as a waste of precious time because we are required by others for us to spend every waking moment in a more productive environment than sitting around watching a movie that someone probably didn’t put a whole lot of time and effort in to preparation, planning, and filming the movie. So is it a real “failure” that the movie wasn’t very good? Or, does it fill a gap somewhere in our inner soul that begs to be entertained. I’m going to go with “fill the gap”. Let’s be honest, we all have unproductive days that we wish we could take back, but we are really glad that someone paid us to show up for work we didn’t do – “Whew! I didn’t have to take a PTO day today!” As one of my past high school teachers (ode to Dr. Parks) once said: I was PRESENT, but certainly not ACCOUNTED for”.
So, back to the subject. How to enjoy a “B” level movie while not killing off all of that primary real estate we call time? Well, we have TV’s across the office and I figured out how to get Netflix on them. Don’t get me wrong, I thought about putting on Fast & Furious 6 or some other really cool movie. Instead, wouldn’t it be cool to “split” time watching a “B” movie and get work done at the same time? Well, here’s a shout out to all of the people working from home with their TV’s on – here in our offices, we are experiencing Film Failure Friday while we work diligently at being productive in the same moment. Cheers!
If you’ve decided that part of your “time escape” today is to read this post, please engage us with a one-liner on your favorite “B” movie. I’d love for all of us to have a nice reference list for our “B-Movie” vacation time!