I was guilty of watching Beavis and Butt-Head way back when.
Yes, it was stupid and lame. Juvenile humor. No redeeming value whatsoever. Of course I watched it.
I got the humor. Yes, juvenile, like I said. But I got it partly because I knew folks like Beavis and Butt-Head. Okay, a little bit like Beavis and Butt-Head.
I was reminded of it when TiVo decided to record Beavis and Butt-Head Do America the other day.
TiVo knows me too well, I think.
Anyway, there it was in the TiVo Suggestions section, just above It Happened One Night, the 1934 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.
Of course, you know which one I watched.
Beavis and Butt-Head reminded me of a situation that happened a little while back.
There's a new sports shop that's opened in the area. And around the time it opened, a group of us went to lunch. And the group included several different folks. Men. Women. Grown folks. And Beavis.
Or maybe he was Butt-Head.
He could have been either.
He's usually a pretty good fellow. But he had a little bit of Beavis and Butt-Head in him.
So, when this businessman started talking about going to Dick's Sporting Goods, knowing Beavis, I glanced over at him ... and saw that look on his face.
I wondered if I could have some fun with this one.
The businessman said, "Have any of you been to Dick's Sporting Goods?"
Beavis got that look.
I said, "No, is it open yet? I've been wondering when it was finally going to happen."
"Yes," the businessman replied, not looking directly at me. "I like Dick's."
I took the opportunity to glance at Beavis. He could hardly control himself.
"Do they have a lot of stuff?"
"Oh, yes. It's huge! They've got everything."
"Well, I need to stop by there and check it out," I said.
"Oh, yeah. You'll like Dick's," the businessman replied.
Beavis was about to burst a bladder.
And I enjoyed his discomfort.
But, if Beavis and Butt-Head still came on, I doubt I would watch it. I can watch it in real life nearly every day.