Arcane Fun Fridays: The Eighth Dimension

I realize the entries this week on facts and dimensions can be enough to give even the most stalwart geek a pain in the pocket protector. So allow me to wrap the week yet stay on the topic of dimensions with a movie suggestion:

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eight Dimension

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This fun little romp from 1984 has a large collection of now well known stars such as John Lithgow, Peter Weller, Christopher Lloyd, and Jeff Goldblum. The hero, Buckaroo Banzai is a brain surgeon, particle physicist, and rock star. His experiments in the eighth dimension land earth right in the middle of an interplanetary war, and that’s just the first few minutes of the movie.

You have to watch this several times in order to catch all of the jokes and subtle humor. I think the funniest line is from Lithgow, playing an apparently insane but in reality alien possessed Dr. Lizardo, who keeps telling everyone “”Laugh-a while you can, monkey boy! You all are-a gonna die!”

After a week of sifting throught facts and dimensions, it’s great to be able to relax and spend a little time with Buckaroo in the eighth dimension. And even if you don’t get to see the movie, at least remember Buckaroo Banzai’s advice…

“No matter where you go… there you are.”

Standard disclaimer: I don’t make any money or have any financial affiliation with this flick or anyone who sells it. Just a cool movie. So there, monkey boy!


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