Pssst... hey you... yes, you, in the Hello Kitty hoodie, the pork-pie hat and the purple feather boa... yeah, you... come here... I have something to tell you, and I'm too embarrassed to say it out loud... I need to whisper it...
OK, here's the deal... [Dave leans in close]
:O - BUUURP!!!!
OK, so yesterday's post (E) was light on content, so tonight I'm going to have to make up for it... I have got... a LOT... of stuff for F... I'm going to start off with my Favorite Swear Words...
I'm kidding, of course. See, I'm too pure for such coarse, unseemly language. Yeah, that sort of thing.
A quick cool note before I start... the Wagner Women were at Sea World today, and who do you think sat in the row ahead of them, off to the left a bit, with her kids, a nanny and personal security? Yup, Wifey's favorite actress, Jennifer Garner. How cool is that? I'm happy for Wifey, it made her day.
Favorite Movies (F):
The Fall (2006): Fascinating, visually arresting, incredibly imaginative, and perhaps the best child-acted part I've seen since Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon. Lee Pace plays Roy Walker, a stunt man from back in the early days of silent cinema who is injured on set and is paralyzed, recovering in a LA hospital. Extremely depressed, he befriends a young girl who is also at the hospital, recovering from breaking her arm while falling from a tree. In an effort to win her trust, he makes up an elaborate fairy tale, so that she trusts him enough to do him a biiiig favor, that he can't do himself... huge fan of this film -- so much so that I made a little video review back in 2009 for this very blog! It was an episode of the series I did called "A Few of My Favorite Scenes"...
Yeah, I know... I didn't know how to make them high-res back then, so the visual punch is kinda lost. But the movie is great fun, and a feast for the eyes. Recommended.
The Fifth Element (1997): Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker, and the beautiful Milla Jovovich star in this crazy sci-fi movie that is equal parts action-packed, funny, quirky and annoying. It's also very hard to summarize and/or explain. Rather than attempt such a thing, let me just recommend you watch it.
OK, fine, since I'm in the mood to post clips, here's a quick scene from the movie, where Korben negotiates with the baddies...
Yeah, good stuff, methinks. In fact, I better watch this movie again soon...
Finding Nemo (2003): Pretty sure I don't need to tell you about this one... it's probably safe to say that everyone in the world has seen this one at least three times already. My second-favorite Pixar movie, next to Monsters Inc. Good stuff. I won't post a clip, though... sorry...
Favorite Acting Performances (F):
Colin Farrell in In Bruges (2008): This is a case where the performance out-weighed the movie for me. Not sure I'd recommend the movie, in and of itself, but Farrell, Ralph Fiennes and Brendan Gleeson are all terrific. Ferrell and Gleeson work for Fiennes as hit men. After a job goes bad, they are forced to hang out in Bruges, a city in Belgium, and try to lay low until the problems associated with the botched hit blow over. It's a character piece more than anything, and Colin is terrific and memorable. Lots of humor, great dialog and action... the script was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Farrell also was nominated for Best Eyebrows in a Leading Role, but didn't win. Plenty of language and some adult stuff... watch at own risk.
Albert Finney in The Dresser (1983): Already talked about this on "D Day", so I won't repeat it here. I just didn't feel right filing this under Honorable Mention.
Favorite Games (F):
Fallout 3 (2008): An open-world, post-apocalyptic role-playing game set in a nuke-devastated Washington DC teeming with mutants, bandits, ogres, government thugs, paladins, vampires and other wandering survivors. Sound like your cup of tea? Trust me, the game is terrific. There's nothing like wandering the wasteland listening to old tunes (hosted by the illustrious Three-Dog), exploring and blowing up abandoned vehicles. Lots of great nerve-wracking action, dark humor, pleasant surprises, cool quests and feelings of accomplishment. There was a follow-up game released in 2010 called New Vegas that was good, but for me, Fallout 3 stands alone.
[Honorable Mention: Freecell]
People I'd Like To Meet (F):
Jimmy Fallon: Great impressionist, very funny guy. Makes me laugh. Yes, making me laugh is enough for me to want to meet you. Go on, say something funny... if I laugh, I'll add you to my list...
Favorite Comics (F):
The Far Side (1980 - 1995): Gary Larson is another genius. I'm sure this is yet another case where I don't really need to say anything. Do I really have to explain why this comic is awesome? Seriously, if you've never heard of the Far Side, you probably aren't on the internet reading this to begin with....
[Honorable Mention: Foxtrot by Bill Amend]
Favorite Songs (F):
Facedown by Matt Redman: Also one of my very favorite albums. I'm happy for God that He has someone like Matt to love Him.
[Honorable Mentions: Facing East by Thievery Corp
Fearless by DC Talk
The Fatal Wound by Switchfoot
Feel the Spirit by CeCe Winans
The Fields of Athenry by the Irish Tenors]
Odds & Ends (F):
Favorite Books: The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie
Favorite Book Characters: Fenris the Feared (First Law Series), Syrio Forel (A Game of Thrones)
Favorite Swear Word: Fiddlesticks (insert eye-roll here)
I'd say that's enough nonsense for today... can't wait for Sunday, when I can post a normal post again!!!
Adios for now,
Dave the Flatulent, Flustered and Fool-hearty
PS If you have another 2 minutes, watch that video I linked to Tatum O'Neal's name back in the mention of The Fall... That's your sneak-peek for "O Day," and "P Day" both, when I revisit that amazing movie... keep in mind, they did that whole scene in one shot! And that was one of many "one shot" scenes in the incredible film. That a kid could pull that off is amazing to me.