Watched a couple of goofy docs from Netflix Instant today;
Under the Boardwalk: The Story of Monopoly
This was actually kind of fun. The history of the game is interesting and they follow a few players on the way to the National and eventually WORLD championships. It made me want to start playing, because I figure I got as good a shot as anyone at winning tournaments of Monopoly. Some of the people are ludicrous. Like Ken Khoury who refers to this other fella as a "cheater" and "unsavory character" and he doesn't even know the guy. Ken also published a book on Monopoly strategies which cracks me up considering how he does in this film.
Special When Lit
A doc on pinball machines. I loved going to the arcade, so I can feel the nostalgia when these guys start talking about the good ol' days...but god damn is this a sorry looking bunch. Nearly all of them have the same hair cut and clothing style that they wore when they were a 16 year old punk 30-40 years ago and I just...feel bad for some of them. I know some of them are happy, but I can't help but wonder what the hell they're missing out on by being INSANELY obsessed with pinball machines. Then again I think, there's 7 billion people on the planet, I'm sure it doesn't matter if some of them are losers living in the past. I mean, I love to play a good pinball game as much as anyone, and I've got my obsessions, but some of these guys just make me depressed.