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Thursday, March 30

Friday Fives

1. What is your lineage? Where are your ancestors from?

not too sure. I believe I have English, German, and Irish in me. I do know our family goes back a few generations to Canada too. I just found that out a year or two ago.

2. Of those countries, which would you most like to visit?

I have been to England, which was very cool. It is just like you imagine it, if that helps. So, I would go for Ireland. Germany seems awfully cold for some reason.

3. Which would you least like to visit? Why?

none of the above. I love to travel, it is good for the soul.

4. Do you do anything during the year to celebrate or recognize your heritage?

not really. However, if there were a country called Fatlazyandbaldistan... I might be their king. Maybe we could start that country. I mean, it looks like you'd fit in quite nicely to be honest.

5. Who were the first ancestors to move to your present country (parents, grandparents, etc)?

Sadly, I don't know. The most definitive info I remember getting on this was from Colin. However, he wasn't too sure... and we were drinking copiously at the time. So, remembered details are few.

Wednesday, March 29

Dreamer: Inspired by a true story

Have you seen this? You need to. Why? Because I had to. It is more than dumb. It is worse than trite? Let's look into why:

First off, why hasn't Kurt Russell aged in 30 years? This is a concern. He las looked 40 for way too long. See, Kurt is a horse trainer in this movie? Are you buying it? Me neither, not after two hours was it even a little believable.

Ok, so I can look around that. Remember Sam Elliot? Of course you do. He looks like this. he is the guy who says in every single movie (by law, I think) "I am too old for this shit". That is what he does... and so this was his roll for the taking. Somehow he wasn't avaiable so they got Kris Kristofferson. Now, I love Kristofferson. Dude wrote 'Me and Bobby McGee'! However, this was a Sam Elliot role and I would bet the script said that. By the way, can you believe the guy who wrote Janis' biggest hit does vampire movies for a living now? Weird.

How about the story? The story was good, right? Sure, if you like Seabiscuit . The storyline was Seabiscuit. Follow along > Horse was once great, got hurt. Jockey was once great, got hurt. Everyone wrote them off. They had heart though, and the horse got better and the rider got better and they rode together to victory after society had washed their hands of them to teach us something about ourselves and our own inner strength. In the process, we all learned something about heart. Yeah, that was Seabiscuit. It was also Dreamer. The byline for Dreamer says "Based on a true story". It should have read "Based on the true story of Seabiscuit".

It wasn't worse than a Vin Diesel movie though, as I really enjoyed the cinematography. Anyhow, if you want to see Dreamer... just go rent Seabiscuit. It's better. Besides, little Dakota Fanning has so much insano acting ability... this isn't how you should meet nor remember her. This kid will be an Oscar winner before she can drive. Remember I said that, because she is awesome.