Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday Potpourri

+ It's official. Everything I want to see has been pushed back to 2009. First, the second half of BSG season four got moved to January 2009 and now, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" has been moved to July 2009 from its initial release date of this November. Grrr. It's not fair that I have to age a whole extra year before I get my geek fixes.

+ Julia Child, dispatcher of broasted chickens and Nazis. How cool is it that she was a spy! I love it. I can't wait until someone makes a movie of this. I was impressed to see who else was a super secret WWII spy as well: Ernest Hemingway's son; historian and special assistant to JFK, Arthur Schlesinger (can't you hear the Oval Office conversation between those two? "PT boat hero? Pfttht, I was a frickin' spy, Mr. President!") and actor Sterling Hayden of "Dr. Strangelove" fame and utterer of the extraordinarily awesome "they're stealing our precious bodily fluids" rants. A wave of the flag to a great collection of bad-ass spies.

+ You know who would make a fine gentleman spy? Neil Patrick Harris. It's Friday so let's share a little NPH love. Check him out singing on "Sesame Street." Thanks to Park Bench reader Michelle for the link!

+ What do you guys think of Wired's list of 10 Geeky Movies That Should Have Been Great But Weren't? I agree on "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," which I actually tried to watch with the sound off just so I could at least enjoy the pretty pictures, but I disagree completely with their assessment of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Johnny Depp doing Carol Channing? Trained squirrels? Musical Oompa-Loompas? What wasn't there to love?

+ Okay, is it just me or does the recently "discovered" Bigfoot carcass not bear a striking resemblance to the guy in the ape suit in "Trading Places?" Mystery solved.

Bigfoot:

Trading Places:

4 comments:

Jane said...

I love that Julia Child is hardcore. On another note, maybe I'm just too much of a hippie, but hunting down Bigfoot and stuffing him in a freezer just seems so wrong, like murdering Santa Claus or shooting a baby panda or something.

Alyson said...

You're right. NPH WOULD make a great spy. I love that video. Have you seen the ones with Elmo? They are adorable.

Video 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1boY6H7YwM

Video 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e55Q8rwYXc8

Miss Grace said...

I have an insane amount of love in my heart for Neil Patrick Harris.

suburban housefrau said...

the whole scene with NPH on SS was hilarious...