get your cat in the game

Can anyone explain High School Musical to me? The kids today—they eat it up. They love it. I’ve watched 20 minutes of it and I’ll admit that it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. By that I mean that during those 20 minutes I didn’t develop an overwhelming desire to end Zac Ephron’s life.

No, it wasn’t bad. Well, it wasn’t terrible. The songs were catchy and the acting was ok. It was just so… earnest. And theatrical.

I’m from the Nirvana generation. When I was a kid, we mocked earnest, theatrical things. We made sarcastic remarks about them. Apparently, today’s kids delight in earnest, theatrical things. Millions of times. And then buy their earnest, theatrical merchandise. What happened?

Kurt Cobain would be so tormented about this.

In case you’re interested, here’s the original song that Nezzie’s singing in the video:

balloons

monday morning movie