Napping Day is the brainchild of a former professor at Boston University named William Anthony who felt it was important for people to adjust to the effects of Daylights Saving Time by napping. Sleep and good health are intricately intertwined, and without a good dose of the former one will have a hard time maintaining the latter.
Celebrate the Monday following the transfer over to Daylight Savings Time (March 12, 2012) by having yourself a good nap. The following movies are better than the most expensive pharmaceutical sleeping aid on the market.
"Lord of the Rings" Trilogy
"The Lord of the Rings" somehow managed to escape the bonds of surly geeks who believe Tolkien is the Second Coming of, well, somebody and transform into an actual mainstream blockbuster film series. The extraordinary success of these films defies logic: I personally took a little nap through each and every one inside a theater with a louder than normal sound system. My God, how could anyone make it through a marathon of "Lord of the Rings" without giving into the urge to nap?
Unless you are a big fan, you are almost guaranteed to nod off into sleepyville if you dial up one of the "Lord of the Rings" movies on your living room or bedroom TV while your body tries to adjust to Daylight Savings Time on Napping Day.
"Withnail and I"
Never has so much time been spent on two such loathsome characters who do so little and provide such a meager payoff. "Withnail and I" is a big cult film among the heavy drinking set. You would have to be in advanced stages of alcohol consumption to find one aspect of this movie worthwhile.
You want to celebrate Napping Day by not only falling asleep, but falling asleep in record time? Just try to get past the first half hour of "Withnail and I" without your heavy lids shutting down for some serious slumber. If you are lucky, the film will have run its course by the time you wake up.
"Out of Africa"
"Out of Africa" should be a fascinating movie. You've got Meryl Streep and Klaus Maria Brandauer turning in solid performances, and Robert Redford's amazing disappearing accent for comic relief. No relief comes, however. Sitting through "Out of Africa" without falling dead asleep should become an Olympic sport alongside the marathon to prove that the human body's capacity for feats of endurance is sometimes genuinely remarkable.
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