Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Language Lessons--Inspired Words From a Man Who Knows How to Ski

I normally just collect baseball cards, but the other day I picked up a blaster box of Donruss Americana in a moment of weakness due to Walmart's clever marketing strategy of mixing up all their blasters in apparently random order. They'll tell you it's just from customers moving them around. I don't believe them. Plus I wanted to see what all the hype was on this Donruss Americana product. The cards are nice. I probably won't buy any more of them, but they are nicely produced. The prize of the box was this Diane Franklin card...aka French foreign exchange student Monique from the 1985 cult classic Better Off Dead. Definitely one of my all-time favorite movies. Better Off Dead was the inspiration behind my first car, a 1968 Camaro, black just like John Cusack's 1967 Camaro in the movie. It had plenty of skiing in (one of my favorite sports), Van Halen music with an animated hamburger playing Eddie's distinct red and white guitar, a great shot of the Camaro on the field of Dodger Stadium (not sure how he pulled that one off) and of course great humor. What's not to like?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I know you wrote this 3 years ago, but I just found it via Google and really enjoyed it. Thanks for writing it. Love Better Off Dead and never knew there was a "monique" trading card.