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Man Cave is a testosterone-filled Monday feature that highlights the weekend haps of an everyday, pop culture-loving Philly dude. But is this really what most guys are up to all weekend long? Feel free to enlighten us with your adventures in the comments section.
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This weekend was just another example of getting my money's worth out of the small, classroom-sized man cave that my wife agreed to two years ago. I put life-hours on my projector screen lamp and my Logitech surround sound. Lets recap this weekend's WiFi wonderland.
Friday: Rounded up some college buddies to plan a bachelor party. We enjoyed an episode of the charming britcom The I.T. Crowd
. It's like The Office
from an entirely tech (read: nerd) point of view. Before we finished cross-the-pond-LOL's, we payed tribute to the legendary Might Boosh
semi-spinoff, Snuff Box
. If you think you've explored the dark void of psychedelic comedy to its lowest reaches, you haven't seen anything until you've seen Snuff Box
. Only six episodes long, it was too nuanced, textured, irreverent and weird even for the Brits.
After that we enjoyed youtube favs like Muppet Bohemian Rhapsody
, as well as Kermit the Frog's cover
of NIN's "Hurt" via Johnny Cash. Hilarious, creepy, and somewhat NSFW.
Blasted some MP3's on the stereo, like the now defunct Lehigh Valley surf-prog power-trio Wavetaster
(featuring Dave Johnsen of Project Object). Switched over to vinyl to accompany some trash-talk over the foosball table: Tribe Called Quest
, and Them Crooked Vultures
. If that's not the quintessential foosball soundtrack, then I'm never playing foosball ever again.
Finished the night falling asleep (er, passing out) to Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards
Saturday: Continued the Quentin movie marathon with Kill Bill I
on TNT. That pretty much ate up the entire day. At night we had a dinner party with some actual adults. We spun a crowd favorite, Ferris Beuler's Day Off
, on DVD, and then enjoyed desert with Batman Dark Knight
on TNT. Does it get better than Heath Ledger explaining how he got those scars? R.I.P. Heath, you went out joining Daniel Plainview and Hanibal Lector at the top of the list of most stirring characters ever.
Sunday: Watched the NFL conference champion and stuffed a record 15 people into my hallowed hall, with local Philly Yards Brewing on sixtel keg. Good to know the working theater capacity of the Man Cave, although next weekend will probably be more solitude oriented.