Buckaroo Banzai is ridiculous. He has too many jobs, too many friends, and way too much in common with other fictional characters in his genre, but the film walked a line between sincerity and self-parody that found its way into the hearts of millions on home video after the movie failed to find a theatrical audience.
As a mother trying to parent in the 21st century, I do my best to warn my kids of the dangers out there in the world. Today with the advent of a digital network that connects the entire world in seconds, our new reality is a cozy place where people (even the dangerous sort) have access to our children.
I am going to see Madonna in concert this Saturday night. Now I am well aware that some of you will be excited for me, and some of you will roll your eyes. For me this concert will be epic. Legendary. Mind blowing. I may explode in a pile of lace gloves, layered belts, crucifixes and gummy bracelets -- if you see all that stuff lying in a pile on the sidewalk Sunday morning, it's probably me.