Monday, May 18, 2009
WAR XXIII - Top Gun
So, I was drinking beer with a few WAR Veterans, thinking about how great it is outside right now. Not hot, not cold, just perfect. So, planning the WAR ride (which is, by the way, redundant), I'm thinking outdoor locations.
Then, for some strange reason, it hits me. We need to pay tribute to a great childhood memory and military recruiting agent, Top Gun. This is movie gold, Pre-Scientology Tom Cruise, and Kenny Loggins at his best.
What? You say what it is the relevance? Well, let's see...... first, Top Gun was released May 13, 1986, making this the 23th Anniversary. Second, Kelly McGillis, who is quite possibility responsible for my first boner just came out as a lesbian.....just my luck. Seriously - check it out - http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20275794,00.html
Finally - Kenny Loggins and homoerotic scenes with 'seaman' playing volleyball...how better to welcome in summer.
So......unless 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin", meet at Uncle Billy's BBQ on Barton Springs Road at 6pm for dinner. Ride starts at 7pm. Next we will visit Aussie's, for some mandatory beach volleyball. You don't have to take your shirt off, but you do have to give a five both high and low like the Iceman. Singing 'Playin With the Boys' is optional as well.
Next, it's time to buzz a tower - we'll hit the Tinest Bar in Texas. Yee Haw...Jester's Dead.
Finally, we will finish at BS Saloon, where we will sing 'Great Balls of Fire' to mourn anyone we might lose in a flat spin.
Oh - for this ride only - you can't go by your own name - pick a call sign. Be creative - Maverick, Goose, Iceman, Jester, Wolfman, Hollywood, Slider and Charlie are not allowed.
Bring light, lock and cash. And, NEVER EVER leave your wingman.