:: PseudoPsalms ::

A little bit of this...A little bit of that...
:: welcome to PseudoPsalms :: Main | email ::
<<List
Jewish Bloggers
Join>>
[::..archive..::]
[::..recommended..::]

:: Thursday, December 18, 2003 ::

Once More, With Hobbits



If the title strikes as a bit familiar, it's supposed to. "Once More, With Feeling" is the Buffy musical.

"Once More, With Hobbits" is a tribute parody utilizing the music of Joss Whedon from Buffy and lyrics about Lord Of The Rings.

Of course, there's always the REAL Lord Of The Rings musical to look forward to.

link via Meryl.


:: Peter 12/18/2003 08:28:00 AM [+] ::
...
:: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 ::

Damn, wish I had said that...



What a wonderful line:

"(Saddam)'s not a prisoner of war, he's a CAUSE of war. He deserves to be treated how he treated his citizens. Oh wait, that'd mean we'd not only torture and then kill him in the most inhumane ways possible, but he'd also have to be innocent. So much for that thought."

In the interest of full disclosure: yes, my wife wrote that. Doesn't change the fact that it's a great line.



:: Peter 12/16/2003 02:49:00 PM [+] ::
...

The Return



I saw Fellowship in a state of the art theater in Atlanta, with my wife and my 3 year old son. Except for the black riders pawing the ground and an occasional loud noise or two he was fine.

A year later I saw Two Towers in a state of the art theater in Dayton, Ohio, alone. It was snowing outside, a day or two after Christmas, where I had just received the extended DVD of Fellowship, complete with a coupon for The Two Towers. My wife, somehow, managed to wait until the DVD came out the day before her birthday this year to see Towers.

T-minus 11 hours. I wish I could say I was seeing Return of the King tonight. The closest state of the art theater is an hour away. Tomorrow's a work day. I've yet to see the extended DVD of Two Towers (perhaps, I can hope, it's under a tree somewhere with my name on it). Nor, I think, will I be able to see it this weekend, or the following weekend. But, that's the weekend I think I'm going to try. We'll be on 'vacation,' visiting family. And most of the family has grandiose plans for next Saturday. Except us. We have grandiose plans for next Sunday (Walt Disney World). Meaning Saturday afternoon is free.

Free to stand in massive Orlando lines (they have to have numerous state of the art theaters). Free to sit alone (assuming, once again, that my wife won't want to see this in a theater). Free to lose myself absolutely, for 200 glorious minutes, in Middle Earth. Free to absorb Peter Jackson's masterpiece. Free to dream that he means it when he says he plans on filming The Hobbit. Free to believe, with JRR, that Hobbits exist. Free to wish, as always, that I lived in Hobbiton.

There were lost days in college spent, literally, watching the videos of all three Star Wars movies back to back to back. Days spent wondering if there would ever be an experience like that again.

There are epics I would love to see given the 'Peter Jackson Treatment': Dune . The stories of Ender Wiggins should be there too. The Wheel of Time. Crown of Stars by Kate Elliott. The Belgariad and/or Malloreon series by Eddings. Pern. Thomas Covenant. Pug. Hell, even Xanth. Too much to wish for?

I'd have once include Lord of the Rings on that list. Dreams come true.

Thank you Peter Jackson (and everyone else involved with these marvelous movies).


:: Peter 12/16/2003 01:16:00 PM [+] ::
...
:: Sunday, December 14, 2003 ::

It's A Brand New Day



From The Wiz:

"Everybody look around-
'Cause there's a reason to rejoice
You see-
Everybody come out,
And let's commence to singing joyfully...


Everybody look up-
And feel the hope
That we've been waiting on-
Everybody's glad
Because our silent fear
And dread is gone...


Freedom you see,
Has got our hearts singing so joyfully
Just look about
You owe it to yourself
To check it out


Can't you feel a brand-new day?
Can't you feel a brand-new day?


Everybody be glad
Because the sun is shining just for us
Everybody wake up!
Into the morning, into happiness


Hello world!
It's like a different way of living now...
And thank you world
We always knew that we'd be free somehow


In harmony,
Let's show the world that we've got liberty
It's such a change
For us to live so independently-


Freedom, you see-
Has got our hearts singing so joyfully
Just look about,
You owe it to yourself to check it out


Can't you feel a brand-new day?
Can't you feel a brand-new day?


Everybody be glad
Because the sun is shining just for us
Everybody wake up!
Into the morning, into happiness


Hello world!
It's like a different way of living now...
And thank you world
We always knew that we'd be free somehow


In harmony,
Let's show the world that we've got liberty
It's such a change
For us to live so independently-


Freedom, you see-
Has got our hearts singing so joyfully
Just look about,
You owe it to yourself to check it out


Can't you feel a brand-new day?
Can't you feel a brand-new day?"


How sweet it is.

For those who are wondering, the lyrics are by Michael Jackson, from the 1978 movie The Wiz.

It is indeed, for the people of Iraq, a brand new day. And it's a glorious beginning.

:: Peter 12/14/2003 09:45:00 AM [+] ::
...

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?