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it's not easy being Uday

[Time Magazine]

It's not easy being the freeloading, oversexed, overlooked scion of an Iraqi dictator. Consider Uday Hussein, 39, who in 1990 wrote to an uncle, "It is difficult being in the family of Hussein. People want to kill us."

Among the items found in Uday's ransacked palace were handwritten notes to his uncle as well as documents detailing the plans of father Saddam.

An official letter signed by Uday and countersigned by seven witnesses, for example, says that well-known opposition Shi'ite leader Thafer Mohammed Jaber was captured on Sept. 3, 1995, and was being kept in one of Saddam's palaces. Jaber, say local Iraqis, has not been heard from since.

Perhaps the most telling evidence of Uday's relationship with his father was found when soldiers came upon Uday's listing of his video collection, which included the 1987 Dudley Moore/Kirk Cameron classic, Like Father Like Son.

You can tell a lot about a person by their video collection. I think if I was to die suddenly and my family had to go through my effects (or my house was looted after my death in protest of my staunch defiance of zoning laws or something) I would be posthumously mortified if one of the looters/family members were to find my copy of Princess Diaries.

Fess up. What video/DVD would you hide if you knew the looters were coming for your stash tomorrow - with reporters in tow?

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My copies of Bring It On and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Dude, you knew the answer to this before you asked it. Has to be this.

Mmmm. Tough call. Probably Don't Tell Mom The BAbysitter's Dead or Bodysnatchers From Hell

Hmm, probably my copy of "And the Winner is Nikki Tyler"

I don't know if anybody will know what that is, though. Heh heh.

Trick question, because I have a 5 year old little girl.

However, having the press discuss the Shirley Temple video collection could be quite embarrassing for ME were they to assign them to my ownership.

Stepmom

I am horrified to realize that I actually possess a DVD with Susan Sarandon as the star. Acckk

Mapchic... Yeah, but what about Miss Sarandon as Janet Weisssssss? Dammit, Janet, I love youuuuuuuuu!

My personal hope-they-don't-find-it? Pink Flamingos, John Waters at his most twisted.

Michael

Battlefield Earth, great book.... horrible flick.

Well, it would have to be my copy of "Roller Derby's Greatest Hits" from 1987. You know .. the San Francisco Bay Bombers, Eastern Express, Midwest Pioneers, and the Southern Stars. You know you watched them too! :)

It'd probably have to be this trashy Italian romance thing I got off of ebay a couple years ago called "The Secret of Yolanda". I'm not sure what posessed me to buy it, it's the only thing of its kind in my entire video/DVD collection.

I fobbed my copy of Jeepers Creepers off to some total stranger I worked with and didn't like, telling him it was cool if he never gave it back. Now if I could just get rid of She's All That...

Hmmmm...I guess the most potentially embarassing titles in my collection are a couple of Anime titles:

"Dirty Pair: Girls With Guns" - Sounds like hentai (animated porn), but it's not. Really.

"New Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning" - Three lovers, two lives, across a sea of time...or something. So I'm a hopeless romantc. Sue me.

Dirty Pair is NOT embarassing! I love that show.

um, i think i have a bootleg copy of that pam and tommy lee video that i forgot to give back to my brother-in-law.

I gotta give Kid Rock props for having the guts to want to follow THAT dude down the Anderson freeway.

Debbie Duz Dishes

They'd probably find my LOTR DVD's broken: out of spite, there's no way in hell I'd let invading forces manhandle my most prized movie.

Hmm, what else? Most of my stuff is in VHS form: almost all of the Bug Bunny videocassettes- those rocked- and a SNES, laptop, and monkey.

Oooh, those bastards better not loot my stuffed monkey...

"Coal Miner's Daughter".... I'm so sorry, Mom.

Moon Over Parador.

Good question.

Weekend at Bernies
Encino Man
La Blue Girl (they were a gift from someone who told me I needed to get out more. I love anime, but...tentacles?)
Ernest Goes to Camp(and 4 other Ernest movies...what was I thinking?)
Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveler

Come to think of it, the majority of my collection is either crap or embarassing. sigh Looks like I'll have to start adding stuff to my Christmas list.

Back in the days of being a rabid X-Files fan, I taped this, because it has David Duchovny in it. If I had a working VCR, I'd record over it. In fact I WILL.

Probably my Bear porn, because I don't want to freak them out. Other than that, nothing. I freely admit that I love "Pollyanna" and "Mary Poppins".

"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" with young Sara Jessica Parker and young Helen Hunt. I'm so ashamed.

My tapes of Dynaman (courtesy USA Night Flight) and Duckman (also from USA Network).

Thought of another potentially embarrassing one. "Leonard, Part Six". Bill Cosby. Laughably stupid.

I love it. I can't explain why.

Hell, I guess I don't care if anyone finds that one in my collection either. Go ahead, look!