Leah, get it NOW. Christmas is magical all by itself. THIS will give you November Magic: a rarer wonder. (I’m so silly…)
The commentary track is very informing. Did you know they got the kid who voiced Andy to come back and voice college age Andy? How cool is that?!
Actually Sid has a cameo, too, as the garbage truck guy, and they got that kid to come back and do the grown Sid, too.
Any Kubrick fans? There’s this signature “dark expression” Kubrick got his characters to do where the face gets very still, and the eyes glance up through slightly angry eyebrows… they use that to show Buzz’s transition to the dark demo-version prison guard Buzz. Those guys at Pixar are steeped in film tradition, if anyone didn’t know.
It’s downloads (free) of John Cleese’s readings of The Screwtape Letters. It’s a shame this went out of print, and a bit of a mystery as it got a grammy nomination and was well reviewed and popular. Cleese is the perfect match for Lewis’s wit & whimsy. If the “mp3 hum” gets on your nerves, you can score used cassette versions of it pretty cheap online, though brand new ones go for as much as 2 thousand dollars. (Isn’t that insane?).
I got your email and replied. Believe me, you’re glad I dumped you. Saved you a slew of Arabic spam from a Canadian supplier of sex drugs. Figure that one out.
Advice for all: if you ever have to sign up for anything with your email addy and a password, don’t use the password for your email account. How I could have been so dumb is… well, no mystery, really.
(And no, I didn’t sign up for anything Arabic, or Canadian, or sexual… “nothing of a sexual nature I assure you” – Fletch)… I have learned that it’s common for shady pharmaceutical companies to invade someone’s email and spam all their contacts. How stupid is that? Anyway, I’m lucky it wasn’t a virus instead, I’m told. So never, ever do that. If you’re one of those peeps that has one password you use for everything, it would be far less risky to have a list of your passwords in your wallet/home than to use the same password over and over. At least that’s the word I’m getting from the dude who helped me get out of this jam.
Steve, I know, right? I watched it with my sister, managed to make it through the hand-holding inferno scene, but that damned pass-the-torch scene with Andy and Bonnie in her yard, I’m like, trying to position myself on the couch where my shaking lip isn’t showing.
Freaking Pixar. By the time Bonnie lifts up Woody’s hand to wave goodbye, I’m… this guy:
That poor guy. I actually saw that episode of Intervention (I’m addicted to that show…get it?). Definitely give Dominoes another go. OK…I’m going to buy TS3 asap. My kids are thanking you guys in their adorable little hearts. They just don’t know it. Speaking of adorable hearts, I was helping at my 5 year olds school and I over heard him telling his friends that I was the coolest Mom ever. Bliss.
Whatever wOBA is, Chipper Jones was the 9th best offensive 3rd basemen in it last year, even with his struggles. That makes me a little hopeful that with even a slight rebound next season, he might not be an albatross.
I’ve only had sushi twice. We had Korean neighbors when I lived in Auburn and they were forever having cook-outs involving sushi. They drove to Atlanta to get their groceries from a special store. It was all good stuff. Spicy, though.
Gosh, I miss living at those apartments. About 1/2 of the units were filled with international students and their families. There were three huge abandoned mattresses (not as ghetto as it sounds) on the lawn that young kids would play on and jump on during weekend mornings, and there would be 5 or more languages/accents represented in all the giggling and singing. I wish I had filmed some of it.