Archive for the ‘TV’ category

Wild Thing… I Think I Love You…

April 2, 2009

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I remember this book from when I was a child. I always loved the illustrations, but thought the story was strange. We have a copy of the book now, and I was right!  The trailer for this movie is riveting… and emotive journey with indie rock styling. I so wish this movie had come out when I was a kid!  I would also love to get one of the posters from the movie (above).

Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) produced the film and Jim Henson’s (Muppets) Creature Shop did the costuming. It comes out in October…and I am all in.

Instead of embedding the trailer, I am linking to the high res version on apple’s website. CHECK IT!
http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/wherethewildthingsare/

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Sneezing Monkey

December 17, 2008

Gazoontite my furry friend!
I want more of this. Give that chimp a pepper sandwich.

Have you noticed that monkey humor connects with all cultures and peoples?
It is making this world smaller ….and better.

Merry Christmas.

Kid Terrified of Puppets

December 8, 2008

I am still trying to sort out why I am so entertained by this. Maybe because I have acted just like this, especially when chased by a bee or had a spider crawling on me.

[Hit to Mark]

Unlikely Heroes

August 26, 2008

I am doing a bunch of writing these days, and one project I am working on is a Student Guide/Journal for the PlanetWisdom Events. It will help students respond and reflect through out their weekend experience. The theme for the event is Unlikely Heroes, inspiring students to take an active role in changing the world.

I have found a bunch of interesting (and some funny) quotes I am considering putting in the journal:

“Explore your mind, discover yourself, then give the best that is in you to your age and to your world. There are heroic possibilities waiting to be discovered in every person.” –Wilferd A. Peterson

“Here I come to save the day!” – MIghty Mouse

“Endure, Master Wayne. Take it. They’ll hate you for it. But that’s the point of Batman, he can be the outcast. He can make the choice that no one else can make, the right choice.”
– Alfred,  Batman: The Dark Knight

“Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: “With great power comes great responsibility. This is my gift, my curse.” – Peter Parker, Spiderman 2

“I’m sure millions of viewers are wondering what it is like to wear the tights of justice. Well, it’s tingly and it’s uncomfortable.”
– The Tick

“Heroism is not just pulling a child from a burning house or a driver from an icy river or a kitten from a tall tree. Heroism is also holding the door for a frail elderly and driving courteously and cooperatively and listening with an attentive heart to a friend’s words. Small daily acts of love are as heroic as big once-in-a-lifetime acts of rescue.” – L. M. Heroux

Any good hero quotes I am leaving out?

Chuck Norris Action Jeans

June 25, 2008

The fine print tells you that these jeans were “developed by Chuck Norris for stunt fighting in action movies. These great looking western style jeans have a unique hidden gusset which allows greater movement without binding or ripping.”

Hum. So thats why I have been ripping all of my jeans doing round-house kicks and lion dancing … I needed a gusset sown into the crotch of my pants. Finally, no more zebra-print Zubaz for me. I need to ask my wife to head over to Jo-Ann Fabrics with me and pick up some denim-looking gussets.

What am I thinking… Chuck Norris has already done all the hard work for us… imagine the science behind those boot cut action jeans!

[hit to my bro mark for this gem]

I Love the World

May 1, 2008

I needed a little optimism in my day. This is inspiring!

Once

April 14, 2008

I watched a movie on the plane last night called “Once”. This movie is about an immensely talented yet poor musician whose songwriting is inspired by love lost. The musician plays for money on the streets of Dublin at night, and works in his fathers “Hoover” shop repairing vacuums by day.

A young woman becomes intrigued by his music while she sells flowers, and is exploring her own pain from her marriage. They form a deep bound of friendship that inspires him to pursue his dreams of recording his music. (I am not sure why the movie got an R rating, other than some harsh language.)

“Once” is a great example of simple and beautiful storytelling weaved together with music and melody. It is not a new or edgy story, but still timeless and emotive. In fact, the names of the main characters are never revealed. The storyline and character development was powerful enough. I just wish I could have had my wife with me to watch it! Check it out.