Hands on a Hard Body Reviews
Only in Texas, particularly East Texas would people endure this type of pain to win a truck. However, the film maker does a great job of pulling the viewer in and making you want to stay till the end to see who wins, like the contestants but without the pain. It is a testament to perseverance and achievement, not only a marketing gimmick but a beautiful human interest story. Well done and worth watching.
Here's another documentary that touches on my absolute favoritest subject in the whole entire America's world. A contest that is wholly mundane and stupid, but were the contestants believe it to be a life and death struggle akin to being dropped off into the steaming jungles of Nam during the Spanish American war.
Here are a bunch of Texans (definitely a capital T) in 1995, or rather looks more like 1985 amirte!, who enter a contest to see who can keep their hands on a new truck (the hard body) and who(m)ever does it the longest gets to win (die) it. AND IT'S A NISSAN! NOT EVEN AN 'MERICAN TRUCK?!
What the hell?
Now I'm not saying these people are rednecks, but Randy Newman wrote a song about them (right after he farted cause Randy Newman is fat and he farts alot in addition to writing Disney songs) in between mail runs.
It also has the production values of my high school acting class. The one were I performed a triumphant version of Monty Python's Dead Parrot sketch. I fucking made John Cleese look like John Belushi. I, as the kids say, owned. It was so awesome that the fake parrot I was smacking on the table broke (his head flew off) as I was performing! FUNNY STUFF. Seriously though, they must have used the same Sony VHS handicam I used to have. But that doesn't matter. Self obsessed people inflating a mundane (stupid) event to the point of insanity. One dude compares himself to, "it's like that movie I watched. Highlander. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!"
There's an odd Zen-like quality to these people. Or more an ant Zen quality cause you know, this is a bit counter-intuitive to Zen.
OR MAYBE THIS IS AMERICAN ZEN! GET URASS BACK TO EURASIA!