Chosen One of the Day: The adult bookstore in Blast from the Past

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Jul 24, 2017

There is a power that should not be underestimated. It can bring a man to his knees. It can stop a heart. It could, though the jury is still out on this one, even kill a man. It has existed for eons and will likely outlive even humanity itself; our future alien overlords -- or the hyper-intelligent apes or AI that eventually take over the planet -- will adapt it for their own purposes.

I'm speaking, of course, of sex and pornography. More specifically, I'm talking about the power of the adult bookstore featured in the seminal classic film Blast From the Past.

This small local shop took down Christopher Walken in moments. He walked through the doors of this unsuspecting realm of erotica a healthy man, and was immediately struck down and forced back into his secluded lifestyle in a bunker buried beneath the streets of Los Angeles.

The effect of this simple local business was so strong that he warned his own adult son against entering by threatening that it contained poison gas. What must have been contained within its hallowed shelves? Only the finest X-rated content money could buy on the seedier streets of Los Angeles in the late '90s, I imagine.

Or maybe Pa Walken was just not used to so many breasts in one place … mutant ones too, if one is to believe what he tells his family later that day about his exploits in the world above. Perhaps he was unprepared for what awaited him when he sought refuge from the rain in the cold, dark night. Or perhaps living life in a bunker for three and a half decades really does change a person … or, at least, the world around you.