As a child (or as an adult, I won't tell), have any of you taped up your feet and ran in place a la Jennifer Beals? Yes, Flashdance, a movie about a welder/stripper was a defining part of my childhood. In my parents' defense, I only watched a VHS recording of the television-version, which omitted nudity and swearing....and I learned about hope, dancing, ripped out shoulder tops, and perseverance.
This year I've befriended several people under the age of 25, so in order to share these life lessons with them, we're having a Flashdance viewing tomorrow night (I'll guard their youthful eyes from the inappropriate scenes since you cannot buy the "clean" version I was raised watching). I'll be rocking the side ponytail and going on a manhunt (speaking of which, Flashdance has a great soundtrack too).
p.s. I'm grateful for laughter. If you want to see a funny spoof of Flashdance, check out this link.