Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Video: Beastie Boys- Intergalactic

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. Christians stole and/or converted Easter and Christmas from the Pagans, but there's not much they can do with All Hallows Eve, is there?? Certainly they tried, but as the holiday is all about witches, demons, and dressing up like monsters to try to scare children, it's never been big with Christians. I remember a kid I knew growing up who wasn't allowed to go trick-or-treating for this very reason. Granted, the Day of the Dead is similar, but it's a bit more holy and unless you're Mexican it makes you look like a tool if you celebrate it.

Anyway, for the past few years I've never done anything on Halloween other than watch some horror movies, get drunk, and eat candy. So I thought, why not enjoy Halloween for an entire month?? Starting now, I'm going to be sporadically posting Halloween themed entries on Whiskey Pie, whether it be movies (of the horror/scifi variety, naturally), videogames, or even music. I don't have a clever name for them, but look for the Halloween tag all month long, starting today and ending on Halloween itself.

With all that in mind, I present to you the video for the Beastie Boys's 'Intergalactic', an intentionally cheesy giant monster flick parody interspersed with images of the Boys posing, Power Rangers style, throughout Japan, a nation that, even back in 1998, still looks hyper-real and futuristic.