It's Snippet Wednesday! I am so happy! It is a good day!
Why do I enjoy Snippet Wednesday so much? Because it allows my derailed train of thought to appear to be running on the straight and narrow for once. Yay!
A small local theater is hosting an event titled "Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience." Knowing that Jason has been Zeppelin's go-to drummer since the death of his father, the band's original drummer, John Bonham in 1980 and having heard some of Jason's own music, I was kinda excited to potentially go to this. Then I discovered that the cheap seats for this show are $59. Seriously??? $59??? I pay less than that for a whole day of the Pitchfork Music Festival. Sorry, nah-gah-dah (to quote George H.W. Bush).
For the most part, I really prefer that movies be left alone instead of being remade. Sure, there are exceptions to the rule, but for the most part, they suck. However, I'm curious how movies like Hackers and The Net would change with how the technology referenced in the film has changed IRL. In the age of social media, would it have been as easy to erase the existence of Sandra Bullock's character? Stuff like that. Could be cool to see.
Have you ever read the original Winnie the Pooh stories? No, not the Disney stuff. The old school stories. Katie and I have a collection of them that we got for Nathan. We've read a few of them to him. That's some seriously effed up stuff there. People claim that Alice in Wonderland is acid induced, but I would posit that Pooh could give Wonderland a run for its money.
The other day while shopping, I saw this elderly gentleman with his wife. He was wearing a worn, brown leather hat reminiscent of an outback style hat but could easily be confused as a cowboy hat of sorts. Anyway, this little kid looks up at the man and the following ensued:
Kid: "You're a cowboy!"
The old man (not missing a beat): "Yes, I am!"
Kid: "Well how did you get here?"
Old man: "My horse is out in the parking lot."
I'm shocked that kid didn't go running for the exit to confirm it.
At one time, I was a huge fan of NBC's The Office. It was everything a sitcom should be. Emphasis on "was." Ever since Pam and Jim's relationship went public, I feel the show has gone downhill. But, for whatever reason, Katie and I have kept watching it. Begrudgingly.
This season, however, has been fantastic. It feels like a lot of the old life has returned. This past week's episode and the fight between Jim and Pam I feel was some of the best writing and acting I've seen on the show since it started. Having the film crew actually become on-camera characters was such an amazing touch.
At least they're taking the show out on a high note.
I don't know how he does it, but a few times throughout the night, Nathan will wake up whimpering (not quite a cry since he's not actually awake). When we go in there, we discover that he's turned himself sideways and has lodged his head against the side of his crib. We move him back into the center of the mattress and, as soon as we put him down, his half-asleep body is already starting to squirm back to the position we found it.
There's restless sleeping, and then there's Nathan sleeping. Aye yi yi.
A new drama on FX starring Keri Russell as a Communist living as a U.S. citizen at the height of the Cold War? Yes, please! Bring on The Americans!
Adios for now!