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Journal Captain Splendid's Journal: CHALLENGE COMPLETED 2

Most men will spend years, sometimes even decades, convincing their ladies to perform outré sexual acts.

As for me, it was trying to convince my wife to watch a DVD...with the commentary turned on.

So, as of Thursday night, success! We both thoroughly enjoyed Aliens, with has a nice 'blended' commentary track, involving Jimmy Cameron himself, ex-wife and producer Gale Ann Hurd, the venerable Stan Winston, along with a couple of FX leads, and rounded off by a quartet of Colonial Marines.

Sadly, no Sigourney Weaver, but honestly, she wasn't missed. On a related note, someone needs to give Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen their own podcast. Great energy from those three.

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  • I can't even get my wife to watch Firefly, but in our 20+ years of marriage, outre carnality was never a problem.

    Now, you wanna see intractable, come by when she's trying to get me to go out to dinner with her co-workers. Yes, I was able to successfully fend that off, but soon thereafter my mother-in-law (who lives in Belgrade) came for a six week visit.

    I don't remember which philosopher said that marriage was one long conversation, but I would suggest that it's really one long negotiation. And as elsewhe

    • by mcgrew ( 92797 ) *

      I've heard it said that it isn't what you love about your spouse that makes a marriage succeed, but what you can tolerate. That certainly goes along with my own experience.

"Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out." -- Montaigne