Monday, June 11, 2007

The Brady Bunch Interlude

There's an episode of the 70s television show The Brady Bunch in which Greg, the eldest teen, decides he needs his own space. His parents indulge him by turning their den over to him, and he decorates it in the style of a "pad", replete with all the requisite hippie-type furnishings like beanbag chairs, blacklight posters, and a beaded curtain. Also inside is one of those cheesy tabletop cylinder lights that, as it spins, casts multicolored spots of light all over the walls. Brian's tie tonight, his oft-repeated stained-glass-looking one of purple, red, and blue pattern, reminds me of that retro psychedelic mood lamp. Far out, man. But not in a good way.