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28 May 2007

recommended.
a few recent (re)discoveries.

viewing.

  • house. a show i’ve watched on occasion with a friend. it’s sardonic antihero, dr. gregory house, both amuses me and occasionally horrifies me, though in an entertaining way. now that my brother has provided me with cable tv and tivo, i’ll be enjoying this one much more regularly.
  • finding neverland. a beautiful representation of j.m. barrie’s friendship with the llewelyn-davies family, which inspired his writing of peter pan. it’s obviously fictionalized, but it’s well-done. i’ve been wanting to watch it for a couple of years, but never got around to it. when i found it on sale at target for $7.50 i just bought it. i watched it friday night. and quickly fell in love with j.m. barrie. or maybe johnny depp (though i was already infatuated with him before starting it). or i suppose johnny depp as j.m. barrie.
  • a bit of bizarro www. when i watched finding neverland, i did a quick google search for “peter pan” to learn a bit about its literary genesis (it was a play first; then a novel). and the results turned up “the home page of peter pan.” which i had seen before, but which i had forgotten. it’s good for a laugh. and a head-scratch while wondering exactly what this person means by “like minded souls.” don’t miss the photos…

anticipated viewing.

  • special edition monty python. i made a quick target run friday night. and i never go to target without perusing the dvds just to see if there’s something on sale. i found the special edition dvd of monty python and the holy grail for $13. i picked it up and turned it over to see what special features this two-disc set offers and ended up laughing out loud standing in the middle of a row at target. among it’s special features, it boasts:
    • NEW! High Definition widescreen presentation with pink frilly edges!
    • NEW! Subtitles For People Who Don’t Like The Film (taken from Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part II)
    • NEW! Exciting “Follow The Killer Rabbit” Feature!
    • ALMOST NEW! A glorious extra 24 seconds absolutely free!
    • NEW! How to Use Your Coconuts (an educational film)
    • NEW! Behind-The-Scenes Photos — hitherto unseen by human hand!
    • NEW! A Load of Rubbish — a surprise package of mystery items specially included for the mentally challenged.

you get the idea. i’m particularly looking forward to the coconuts instructional film…

{update: since i bought the monty python dvd, target has put it on sale for $10. this week only. y’all should really get it. because no life is complete without a little monty python in it.}

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. 28 May 2007 7:40 pm

    Sounds fun. I went to the Peter Pan website for a few seconds and laughed out loud. Whoa.

  2. 28 May 2007 10:25 pm

    yeah. did you see the little boy blue pictures? and the cheerleader pictures? this guy delivers endless entertainment.

  3. 29 May 2007 10:18 am

    Peter Pan! Peter Pan!I love that you found him on a google search. He’s even got his own category on my blog, I love him so (I just realized that Johnny Depp doesn’t, so does that mean I love Pixy Peter Pan more than Johnny Depp? Hmm).

  4. 29 May 2007 8:52 pm

    I’m speechless…I just may have to order myself a pixie costume for the next ward party. Love Peter Pan though–love Finding Neverland as well. Love Johnny Depp too, incidentally (remember Benny and Joon? there’s another good one).

  5. 30 May 2007 1:05 am

    well, sherpa–if you love peter pan more than johnny depp, there may be a problem. although i might be able to reconcile it by differentiating between the kind of love you feel for peter pan and the kind you feel for johnny depp…and i think i’d love to see you in a pixie costume at the next ward party, LofS. you could bring inspirational photos taken from peter pan’s homepage to inspire others to join you in your pixified fun.

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