Tag Archive | Freaks & Geeks

To Open Up The Sky’s Veins

If they made a “Freaks & Geeks” style television program about my high school years (1993-97) I’m certain this would be the theme song. It seems to capture whatever that time was about (confusion, apathy, Windows ’95). I’d also find Spacehog’s “In The Meantime” acceptable.

Potential plot lines for this program: getting my very first job at Taco Bell and nearly choking to death during my first shift after accidentally inhaling a straw wrapper; the hellish term I spent in summer school trying to pass algebra; all the bonkers stuff that happened during senior prank week (never-ending fire alarms, live mice dumped on our lunch table, a six foot cardboard cut-out of Gumby burned in effigy); various mortifications in attempted dating.

Oh, and there’s gotta be an episode that covers the shock, the grief, the utter despondence that hit my school the day Oasis cancelled the only show they were playing in the area that year. You would have thought another fucking space shuttle blew up. Oh, Noel!

Happy Birthday, Samm Levine

I remember you from such movies as Inglourious Basterds and from such television shows as “Freaks & Geeks.”

I also remember you from that time I was an extra in Sydney White and between shots I looked you and you looked at me and I said, “S’up?” and you said, “S’up?” back. That was really cool. I’ll be telling my grandkids about that exchange one day (for real).

Have a good b-day, duder.