Time for a theme...
I thought, why not take a subject and look at it from several angles with several different posts. The Wizard of Oz is my theme this time around and I'm going to share with you several crazy posts over the next couple of days. You'll get a different way to look at the movie today, and a disturbing news development from Oz later, and finally I'll actually take a trip to Oz myself and give you the skinny. Sit back, grab the stale overpriced popcorn and watered down soda and enjoy.
On to the post...
Remember seeing the Wizard of Oz as a kid? Boy, some scenes seemed so scary back then. Funny how at different times and ages, you see different things in a movie. Let's explore:
Scene: Aunt Em’s house flies up into the tornado heading for Oz
5 Year Old Child: It was scary; the house was spinning and I was afraid for Dorothy
17 Year Old Teenager: What lame special effects. They should have had like some cool CGI and a kick ass soundtrack
35 Year Old Adult: Wow, is that vintage crown molding on that? Check out the inlays; that kind of craftwork costs a fortune now.
42 Year Old Adult: Man; they should have sold that farm when the market was up. I don’t even want THINK about the repairs. What will HOA say about this…
77 Year Old Adult: I hope she doesn’t break a hip when that thing lands. I broke mine and boy, let me tell you all about the pain I’ve been in ever since. And the medication. Why that doctor….
Scene: Dorothy meets all the Munchkins in Munchkin land
5 Year Old Child: Wow, look at those funny Munchkins. I wish I could live there with them.
17 Year Old Teenager: Hey, they’re all little midget people. Dorothy should try some Munchkin bowling; I played elf bowling and it was hilarious.
35 Year Old Adult: OMG; they must have hired every little person available to make this movie. I wonder if they get paid half the salary of the others? Is it non PC to call them midgets? Munchkins?
42 Year Old Adult: Which country is dwarf juggling legal? Or was that cat juggling. Hey, maybe it was dwarf tossing. My co-workers sent me an email joke on it, I just can’t seem to remember now.
77 Year Old Adult: Why when I was a kid, everyone was small. It’s all these damn chemicals and genetics that are making everyone too damn tall if you ask me.
Scene: Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow and Tin Man are walking through the forest
5 Year Old Child: It’s so scary. What if they meet a lion or tiger or bear!
17 Year Old Teenager: Man, a game of paint ball would be so sweet there. Look at all the place you could hide. And the cops couldn’t even get in there; there’s no auto access at all; only the yellow brick road. Awesome.
35 Year Old Adult: Who cleans the yellow brick road? I mean, there’s no litter or debris on it ever. They really ought to expand the road into a full double lane going each way though. This will never support long term growth.
42 Year Old Adult: Wasn’t that the same kind of wood we had our deck done in last year? Man, those trees are worth a fortune. Think of how many homes I could develop and build with that property!
77 Year Old Adult: Yep, that looked just like the outskirts of the city just before they built all those trailer courts and sub-developments. Boy those were the days…
Scene: All of them are either sleeping or crying in the Poppy field
5 Year Old Child: Run, don’t cry. Hurry or that witch is gonna come back.
17 Year Old Teenager: Cool, poppies. Don’t they make heroin from poppies?
35 Year Old Adult: OMG, my allergies would go going into overdrive. I’d probably seize up and start convulsing.
42 Year Old Adult: Man, I could use a good nap too and laying on those poppies looks quite inviting.
77 Year Old Adult: Zzzzzzzzzzzz
Scene: Flying monkeys descend upon them and take Dorothy and Toto away
5 Year Old Child: They’re so scary. Run Dorothy, run.
17 Year Old Teenager: I wonder if those are anal butt dwelling monkeys?
35 Year Old Adult: Gad I bet they’re awful pets. I wouldn’t want to be cleaning monkey crap all day.
42 Year Old Adult: You know I swear scarecrow has more hay stuffed in him now then he did before they tore him apart. How can that be?
77 Year Old Adult: Remember that monkey that Ronal Reagan starred with, what was that damn monkeys name? I want nothing to do with monkeys, they’re a damn nuisance.
Scene: Dorothy is trapped with the hourglass and running out of sand
5 Year Old Child: Oh no, I can’t watch. That wicked witch. Poor Dorothy…
17 Year Old Teenager: I wonder how she’s going to kill her? Do you think they’re be blood? Maybe Dorothy will come back from the Dead to haunt her or something. Cool…
35 Year Old Adult: You know, an hourglass really isn’t a very accurate method of measuring time. She should synch up with the latest in nuclear time measurement methods.
42 Year Old Adult: Yep, that’s the trouble; always accountable and a slave to time. And then you die! How fitting is that!
77 Year Old Adult: God I used to love that soap opera…”Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our life…”
Scene: Dorothy only has to click her heels 3 times and say “There’s no place like home” to get back to Kansas
5 Year Old Child: I luv her Ruby slippers. I am so sad she has to say goodbye to all her friends.
17 Year Old Teenager: What, no Star Trek transporter? No warp in the space-time continuum? Oh how bogus; clicking your heels…
35 Year Old Adult: Why would she WANT to go back to Kansas? Have you seen the humidity there? And it’s as flat as a pancake. And there’s nothing to do there but farm!
42 Year Old Adult: Why would she want to go home? Travel! Escape! All that is waiting back in Kansas is a boring career and a bunch of bills.
77 Year Old Adult: Yeah, there’s no place like a home alright. They yank you right out of your place and throw you in one and then come visit you once a month. Meanwhile you gotta eat cafeteria food for the rest of your life with a bunch of other old people who don’t know who they are much less me.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Time for a theme...
Thunk up by Ed at 7:11 AM