One of my Twitter buddies mentioned today that, as a kid, he wanted to make a career out of creating the images below.
They’re Spirograph, which was one of my favorite toys as a kid. (If you haven’t heard of it, well, you’re probably not a Boomer.)
We used pen and ink on paper and the special Spirograph tools to create those images — this was years before laptop computers or Photoshop manipulation were common.
They were all handmade.
Looking at all the discs and circles in the kit, I am itching to play with it again. It was a lot of fun.
Wonder what became of our Spirograph?
Egg siblings — any ideas?
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People were horrified at first at the mere mention of a Ghostbusters reboot.
An all-female cast? Blasphemy.
Then names like Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock were tossed around. And director Paul Feig tweeted a confirmation that the remake was indeed happening.
Now the tide appears to have turned, and everyone is stoked. Actresses that aren’t even known for comedy are publicly ‘begging’ to be cast.
Gillian Anderson, for example.
True, she’s got plenty of experience hunting otherworldly creatures on The X-Files…but comedy?
Not so much.
But when I think about some of the biggest moves I’ve made in my career, they didn’t start with your typical cover letter-resume-interview. I picked up the phone and asked for the job. Who knows? Might work the same in Hollywood.
So, go get ‘em, Gillian.
You could be exactly what this crazy redo needs.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. — Jules Renard
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I watched The Princess Bride for the umpteenth time again today.
(It came on TV suddenly; what else could I do?)
I was playing on Facebook and Twitter at the same , where I encountered a bunch of pumpkin stuff. This spurred a random thought –
Are there any Princess Bride pumpkin carvings out there?
As you wish!
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As Hollywood couples go, Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard are the coolest.
Both are really funny on-screen, and if you follow them on Twitter, you get a feeling they crack each up other at home as well.
‘Cause they don’t take themselves too seriously. Appear to live fairly simply. Love their daughter and their dogs.
Then they go and make this commercial —
They’re not in the Apple cult!
I love them so much right now.
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Facebook and Twitter have been all , well, a-twitter with the news of the October release of The Gilmore Girls on Netflix.
Every episode. All the Girls, all the time.
I am happy to see this series finally get some love and attention.
I’ve been with them since the get go. When Rory was young and Dean was her awkward boyfriend and not a stud on Supernatural. When Lauren Graham was passed over in the Emmy nomination department year after year. When Melissa McCarthy played her very funny yet subtle sidekick Sookie St. James. Breakout performance? I didn’t have to wait for Melissa to break out.
I knew her all along.
I have the entire series on DVD.
Perhaps not as beautifully displayed as you see here.
(Takes up too much room that way.)
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My blog, Facebook and Twitter feeds of late have been filled with praise for The Bridges of Madison County, which ended its too-short Broadway run this past Sunday.
I was fortunate enough to see the show twice, including its final performance. But for those of you who were not able to attend — and perhaps have smiled indulgently at my near-obsessive behavior — I wanted to give you a taste of the quality performance I enjoyed.
Here’s Steven Pasquale performing “It All Fades Away” for the studio recording. (The note at 3:20 literally fills your head during the live performance.)
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