In today’s society people are obsessed with pictures. Now there is even an invention called a “selfie stick” yes, this is a real thing. It is exactly what it sounds like. It is a damn stick with clamps on the end. I have heard of these things but never thought that anyone in their right mind would ever buy an expensive stick with clamps. But arriving at Disneyland negated my logical thoughts as there were a huge number of groups walking around using their “Selfie sticks.” And let me tell you, that is a hilarious thing to watch. Continue reading Hilariously Epic Celebrity Photobombs
It has been a very sad few weeks in which I have not been able to go see any movies because I have been so crazy busy. For the last three weeks I have been nannying two babies and let me tell you what, these two hellions are the greatest birth control I have ever experienced.
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For those of you who follow basketball, you know that March Madness has started. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it is essentially like college basketball olympics. There are a ton of games as teams across the country compete against one another- it is single elimination, so one loss and the team is out of the tournament. People love March Madness because of its pure unpredictability. In college, basketball is a lot more fluid and good teams lose to less talented ones every year. It is because of this that people love to bet on who is going to win and they create long and detailed brackets to see who can come the closest. This year Warren Buffett offered 1 Billion dollars (yes, Billion) to anyone who could create a perfect bracket. The tournament is not even over yet and there is no one left who could compete for the money.
So, apart from basketball happening right now I had an ego destroying experience today. I was tossing out some old junk when I ran across some formal dance pictures from high school -homecoming, prom- that kind of thing. It almost hurt to look at them. It was so embarrassing, I looked like such an idiot. So, to make myself feel better I found some others to keep me and my old picture company.
Bruno has obviously mastered the severely awkwardly posed prom picture. Not only is the fro looking suave, but his flower necklace perfectly matches his dates dress… such a gentleman. I hope this pose was not their idea, because it looks like his date is trying to restrain him.
Aren’t we glad that this type of 80’s hair didn’t last long, though to be fair- she still wears hers with extra, extra hairspray today. Boy, does she look happy in this picture- a nice prediction of her future (that is her husband in later life) or maybe she is just horrified by his bowtie.
I am not sure why the chair prom pose was ever a thing, or why someone thought it was a good idea, because it creates a weird separation between the couple. I especially like the fact that it is a giant wicker chair. But the blazer she is wearing in this picture foreshadows her style consciousness as the President’s wife.
Here we have another victim of the painfully awkward forced chair pose, Brad looks more like he is about to get married then go to a high school prom in this picture. I also am enjoying the nice 80’s puffy sleeved, off the shoulder dress and conspicuous corsage.
When it comes to me and Lego’s there are two things I could do with them when I was a kid. 1. Build a bunch of tiny little houses (because that is all I had the creativity and ability to build). 2. I would set all the little homes I made spaced around the living room… then trample through them, throwing Lego’s and screeching in my best Godzilla/ giant monster- impression.
With that said, when I heard about the Lego movie I scoffed and thought the premise sounded absolutely ridiculous and put it out of my mind as a stupid child movie on par with “Barbie’s Great Adventure.” Eventually I saw a preview for this movie and thought that possibly it might not be a bust after all, there seemed to be a few funny moments and a lot of famous names, but again, I quickly forgot about it. As soon as the movie came out however, I couldn’t get people to shut up about it so I went last week with family to see why everyone is loosing their shit about it.
The Lego Movie–
In regards to this movie, I have a little bit of mixed feelings about it. Everyone was just raving about the film so I went into the theater with very high expectations. The Lego Movie is about a very structured society, who go about their business as they are told to do, but there are a small group of Lego resistors who are trying to stop the president from freezing the world as they know it.
This movie is fairly clever and funny with lots of humor at every turn. The humor in this movie is for the adults, they are jokes that, for the most part, kids will not understand- so the humor is for the adults, the animation and silliness is for the kids. My only commentary on the humor is that, at times, it almost felt a little forced- like they were trying a little too hard to make it super funny. The animation in this movie is very impressive, everything is animated Lego’s, so when a character jumps in the ocean, little blue Lego’s come flying up, like the back-splash. As impressed as I was with this, because it is fairly amazing, it made me a little bit headache-y from time to time. Because it is animated, and the Lego’s move so fast, the fast dashing colors gave me an acid-trip headache. Overall, however, this movie is cute, funny and had a decently unexpected surprise ending that gave the film more depth than I expected.
The Academy Awards-
“The Big Show” also known as the Oscars took place last night in Hollywood California. If you missed them than you missed out on one of the best Oscar shows that has taken place in years. I might be biased because I do love the silliness of Ellen, but that lady can host one hell of a funny show! She had a great mix of scripted, improvisation and down right ridiculous.
During the show she tweeted out a selfie of herself and some of the biggest celebrities in the world resulting in the temporary breakdown of Twitter, she had pizza ordered and delivered to the theater having Brad Pitt pass out plates while she handed out pizza and she dressed up as Galinda the good witch from Wizard of Oz. — A quick recap of the winners. The Great Gatsby won the costume and set design awards. Gravity won all of the other technical, visual and cinematography awards. 12 Years A Slave won for best supporting actress- Lupita Nyong’o and Best Picture. Dallas Buyers Club won for best supporting actor- Jared Leto and best actor- Matthew McConaughey. Cate Blanchett won best actress for Blue Jasmine.