Birthday Bash … Be There or Be Square!

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 8 pm (EST)

Join me at my Watch Party and chat with your fellow ‘Backs and ‘Belles

My birthday is actually February 9, but I’m kicking it off with a Watch Party on 2/8/2022 at 8 pm (Eastern Standard Time). Here are the key facts:

  • You must have an Amazon Prime account
  • The movie will begin promptly at 8pm. Just click on this link

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/watchparty/amzn1.dv.wp.room.bac7a588-1614-46cd-b20e-08bcf9abaa0b/ref=atv_wp_share_r_em_d

  • Use any device with an Internet connection. Choose a name to post with and start chatting with ‘Backs and ‘Belles! Stay for the full movie or only long enough to say a quick Oo-oo (which in Gorillan translates to to “Happy Birthday, you big, furry proto-hominid. I hope your day is filled with bananas and the harem treats you right tomorrow.”) ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHOW UP!

The movie I’ve chosen is Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Yes, it’s a stoopudd comedy, deliberately so. All the better to encourage. It was enjoyed by the original Silverbacks when they watched it back in 2018. Ah, but life was so much more simple then.

Make me a happy ape on my special day!

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Bologna Bowls

The Bologna Bowl was back, this time without the bologna. SilverChef Stephen created a new variation that was billed as “healthier and more nutritious”, with ingredients including smoked, organic turkey breast, horseradish mustard, Provolone, and Sicilian/sesame bread. The final product passed muster, and did curl appropriately, but was not as gut-satisfying as the original.

The feature film was Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, selected by SB TomBiv, who was unfortunately in absentia, due to one of the few excuses deemed acceptable by the Silverback community … he was taking care of his Mom. The film was a wildly successful selection, eliciting more chortles, guffaws, chuckles, hoots, and snorts than any film since Airplane. Here’s what Rotten Tomatoes had to say:

“America loves Dewey Cox! But behind the music is the up-and-down-and-up-again story of a musician whose songs would change a nation. On his rock ‘n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 kids and 14 stepkids, stars in his own ’70s TV show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to–and then kicks–every drug known to man. But despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman–longtime backup singer Darlene.”

Here we see Dewey and Darlene “duet:”

Kudos to SB TomBiv for this inspired choice of film! 

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