The Wonder

With nothing to do while convalescing through my cold and back problems, I've spent a ridiculous amount of time watching TV. Yesterday was odd, to say the least.

Shining Jac

I went from watching part of The Shining (before falling asleep again) to watching an episode of the The Andy Griffith Show. One episode of TAGS had a guest appearance by none other than Jack Nicholson. Seriously. It was entitled "Opie Finds A he".

The Jack of The Shining against the Jack from TAGS made for some really odd dreams, natch.

Other notes: I don't know how many of you saw The Shining, but I remember it as one of the better psychological thrillers of its time. Having read the book, I knew what to expect. I knew there'd be enough jump-inducing moments to keep me latched on to a date's arm. But I wasn't prepared for the scariest aspect of all: Shelley Duvall. She has always creeped me out. Yet, Jack set the bar incredibly high for any would-be arched eyebrow everyman monsters in the future.

My bad...I missed another Nicholson episode of The Andy Griffith Show: "Aunt Bee, the Juror," in which Jack plays a man accused of stealing a TV set.

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