Last night, Pookie and I went out to dinner with some friends. We ate at a Vietnamese restaurant, Saigon Main Vietnamese Cuisine. I ordered the grilled chicken vermicelli. It was good, I enjoyed it. Afterward we went back to Pookie’s house and watched the movie, The Social Network. I’ve been wanting to see it for quite some time. It was entertaining and I enjoyed it but didn’t love it love it love it. It saddened me that the only influence women apparently had in the creation of Facebook was as sexual objects. Whatever. I was surprised to find out that the twins in the movie were portrayed by 1 man! Blew Patty Duke out of the water! Amazing what’s possible nowadays.
The other surprise came when I recognized the actor portraying one of the lawyers as David Selby… YES! DAVID SELBY!!! He portrayed QUENTIN COLLINS in the original Dark Shadows soap opera. I loved loved loved Quentin Collins and I suspect he is the singular cause of my near obsession with hirsute men… specifically those sporting mutton-chop sideburns.
I was just about to complain that the fantastic movie, Night of Dark Shadows was never released on DVD and it’s a terrible shame, blah blah but I just noticed that it is available for download on Amazon’s Video on Demand service. I will have to queue it up. It’s been years since I’ve seen it and remember it being awesome.
Thinking about it, I can’t give Quentin full credit. Mike Nesmith and Elvis Presley also played a big part.