ODDITIES THEATER: Mad Max (1980)

Wow. It’s Saturday! The week flew by for me. Seems like I was getting weird just yesterday and here we are getting weird again!

Let’s do this…

The Memphis trip was a blast! Much like the characters in last week’s film Mystery Train, we walked all over Memphis, doing all there is to do and seeing all there is to see. Graceland, Sun Studios, Beale Street, the Civil Rights Museum, we saw it all. We even went by the Arcade Restaurant featured in Mystery Train, and also the spot where the Arcade Hotel used to stand (a vacant lot now).

On our way back home, we took a couple detours. First, we stopped in Clarksdale, Mississippi to stand at the Devil’s Crossroads, the same spot Robert Johnson supposedly sold his soul to the devil (there’s a bit of controversy here, as the more widely-known crossroads is not the *actual* crossroads, the real crossroads is just down the street. We stopped at both locations just to be sure). The second detour we took was in Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. We’re a big music family, so we always try to make time on our vacations to see any music-related spots nearby. This trip was an absolute joy for us. Saw some cool stuff, had a few unique life experiences, and even got to hang out with our family while doing so. I highly recommend stopping in Memphis if you get the chance, preferably on a Saturday night when Beale Street is humming.

Wait, isn’t this an Oddities Theater post? Guess I got a little carried away there. My apologies.

Okay. So, it’s officially October, and in my head things have shifted from normal weird to uber weird. Today’s film reflects that. As you’ve probably already guessed, tonight we’ll be watching the post apocalyptic, totally bonkers Mad Max. It’s a good time! So let’s get to it, shall we?

Pull out those recliners, dig in to your snack bowls, and absorb the weird. See you on the other side!