As I'd heard vaguely about, Santo was one of the most famous lucha libre wrestlers in Mexico in the middle of the last century, wrestling while wearing (always wearing) a mask and also starring in surreal motion pictures where he's a superhero battling evil. Now I've seen one! Last night I did what I usually don't do and went out on a Sunday night, because the Mt. Tabor theater hosted a screening of Santo and the Blue Demon Versus the Monsters (1969 or 1970, depending on what website I've looked at) (oo! Another link!) with a local comedy group called The Seventh Planet cracking wise at the flick. Fun, and with a cracked-out movie to have it with. Whoa. Unfortunately I was too shy, as I too often am, and didn't say hi to anyone in the theater until the very end, when I briefly spoke with last night's commentator Tara Dublin. And by then, I was tired and less coherent. Okay, I hope I'm rested and sounding intelligent next time I run into her!
A cab got me home afterward, as I wanted to get home and get to bed expeditiously. And wake up enough the next day to be able to use words like "expeditiously." Note to self: About $10 from the Hawthorne neighborhood to home = not a bad deal.