Sunday, February 23, 2014

Spread 'em!

     I was perplexed why after scheduling a physical the staff at the doctor's office asked me to fast the morning before my appointment.  Then Gene cleared it all up for me in this scene from Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask (1972). 


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         With hilarious Spanish captions!

Friday, November 1, 2013

I was a believer, but now I just don't know anymore


         A very young man at my work thought Smashmouth wrote and sang "I'm a believer".  And then I had to tell him it was really the Monkees.  And then I had to explain to him who the Monkees were.  And then someone else at work interrupted and informed him that the Monkees didn't write their own songs.  Gene's reaction here in the film Stir Crazy (1980) is pretty much what came out of me:

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            Thanks for breaking this quirky, white girl's heart.  

Friday, October 19, 2012

Gene Wilder Wedding

      This is how I want my wedding vows read.  In fact, these will be my wedding vows for some lucky guy out there.  Horn section included.  Wouldn't you look forward to a future with somebody if these were your wedding vows?



Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Let's make some goals!

     What are your aspirations?  Gene and Donald have quite a few in this clip from Start the Revolution Without Me (1970).  Come up with your aspiration and, in Start the Revolution fashion, list all the various benefits that reaching your aspirations would bring (ie- All of France= the trees, the land, the rocks, etc.).  Now, write it down, go to the top of the highest hill in your neighborhood and scream it like Gene out loud.  You'll feel amazing and you'll be an inspiration to everybody.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I hear the secrets that you keep....!!!

    What truths or personal struggles could we possibly reveal in our sleep that we would otherwise conceal when we are awake?  This is why I am scared to fall asleep in the hammock on my patio or by the pool within earshot of everyone in my apartment complex:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Stupid me....

    I made a fuss at everyone in the library today because I couldn't find a book where I thought it was supposed to be.  Someone went and looked for me...and it was one shelf above where I was looking, in the correct place.  After all my fussing, I feel so stupid!  If Gene Wilder was a librarian, I imagine this is what he would say to me:

 

  


Friday, April 13, 2012

Hysterical!

            Gift-giving is hard for me.  I never know if a gift I give to somebody is good enough for them or if they will like it.  Will I offend them if they don't like it?  Will they be upset with me if it seems much cheaper than a more expensive, nicer gift I gave somebody in the past?  Hearing the tears at wrapping paper makes me a little hysterical.  Gene, in The Producers (1968), acts out what feels like my internal struggle with this issue.


                 What are some things that make you hysterical?  Not what makes your blood boil or a pet peeve.  Think of something that makes you very uneasy whereas it might not for others.