Secret Pop

Jul 22, 2003

To entertain you and tax your intellect...

Victory Quiz is the name of the filler program currently airing on Turner Classic Movies. It is a parade of wartime factoids, melodramatic demonstrations, and ultra-keen miniature models. It even has a quiz clock with a moving hand and a bell that rings when time's up. And I just learned that the parachute was invented circa 1496. So if I'm ever going to be traveling back in time and have the foreknowledge of falling from a very high place, I will want to find myself in an era that postdates 1496. Because my possession of the power of time travel is not an automatic assurance that I will have also acquired the ability to fly.

Give me vintage television AND give me death. That, sir, would a perfect evening make.

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