Friday, June 15, 2007

This world is a strange place.....

But you already knew that, I guess.

Anyway, here are a couple of film-clip links, you might find amusing—or not, depending on your disposition.

The first is the result of what can happen when someone spontaneously decides to make a film.

Warning: this is not for the faint-hearted—nor for the ADD challenged, or those who look for profound meaning; unless it happens to be of the sort you find here.

I'll let you in on a secret: I work with the guy who drinks tea.

Second clip:

You would think, would you not—or maybe you don't, in which case you're a real smart cookie and wise to the ways of the world—that when some kid wins the great Spelling Bee, he's kind of ...well, a clever kid. Of sorts. Someone who's got his head together and has unusual powers of visualization or deduction or reasoning or whatever it takes to win a spelling contest.

Well, obviously it don't take much of anything except...well, I'm still trying to figure that one out. The only saving grace in this clip is the interviewer, a lady possessed of grace, charm and an unbelievable sense of humor when dealing with this cringe-factor-10 situation she was thrown into. I'd like to see any NZ TV anchorwoman or anchorman—anchorperson, anchorindividual, anchorcreature, anchorbody, anchorhead, anchorandrogyn, anchoredass, anchorwhatever—display anything even resembling that kind of gracious presence of mind or wit. I also sometimes would like to believe at least six impossible things between getting up and having my first cup of tea.

As they say: watch and learn. (Line from at least one movie, the determination of the title of which is your assignment for today.)

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