Willy Wonka’s popping up

April 21, 2010 at 10:41 am (commercial, technology) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Willy Wonka’s been popping up in commercials recently.  The tunnel scene was used in a Lost commercial and the song Pure Imagination is used in an AT&T.  One is used for the creepiness, the other for the power of the imagination sparked in the original Willy Wonka. They were released around the same time.  Coincidence? And do you like the commercials?


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Gift of a GPS and scarves

January 12, 2010 at 1:13 pm (fashion, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

I’m so far behind on my blog I’m still talking about Christmas.  Two gifts I received were a GPS and some scarves.  I love both of these gifts, but they both have a dark side.

Now when I got the GPS I was like yay I’m never going to get lost again.  Wrong.  Sure a GPS gives you directions, but if you’re given the wrong pronouncation of a word or the wrong address it can’t do much to help.  I heard west end instead of weston and it took me somewhere else.  At least I wasn’t like the couple who followed their GPS then got stuck in the snow.  At least their GPS got them found thanks to the signal, but that was three days later.  But seriously would you go down a back road in the snow?

I also received some beautiful fashion scarves for Christmas.  I’m so excited American women are wearing scarves.  I had envied foreign women their scarves for some time.  But I hate to be morbid when I say this.  Scarves are as dangerous as the capes on the Incredibles.  They are long and tend to get caught up in things.  A dancer in the 20s, Isadora Duncan, died when her scarf got caught up in a car’s wheel.  More recently a teen died when her scarf got tangled in a go-kart and a woman’s scarf got caught in a machine.  Scarves are dangerous, but I love them.  I also tend to tie them so they don’t  hang loose, because I really don’t want to have an accident involving a scarf.


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The Dark Knight

July 20, 2008 at 7:54 pm (movies) (, , , , , , , )

I thought the Dark Knight was awesome.  I had gone to see it on Saturday because I knew it would be crowded and hard to get a good spot on the first day. I had read the Richmond  Times Dispatch critic’s review before going and it said that there was an extra 30 minutes attached to the end that almost ruined the movie, but I didn’t see it there. I did look for it, but I guess they didn’t like two face or something.  I thought that the last minutes tied up the movie nicely. 

Heath Ledger made a good joker.  I’m glad the hype was not for nothing.  He was simultaneously funny and scary and totally insane.  The Joker did not make one sane sound or movement.  The way he got under everyone’s skin reminded me of Benjamin Linus on Lost who I think is really creepy, but not as creepy as the joker proved to be. Linus had motives that people understand while the Joker was only interested in Mayhem. 

This is one of the better movies based on a comic.  It’ll make you both laugh and cringe.  So if you haven’t seen it already go ahead. 

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