Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bruce Lee is evil at Ping Pong!

Don't ever play Bruce Lee at Druken Ping Pong, unless you want to get shit faced.

btw-- I know it's fake, but who cares!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Peter Pan!

When I was a kid I used to love this video:

While watching it earlier I was reminded of an old Disney Halloween Special appropriately enough called "Disney Halloween." It was mostly a collection of old, with some new, Disney bits with a new voice over narrating the whole thing. Funny enough, I learned a lot about storytelling from this special. This was the first thing I saw that explained the importance of a good villain. That for there to be heroes, there needed to be villains. I got a lot of what eventually went into "Necessary Evil" from this special.

While I was thinking of all of this I was craving the nostalgia, so I popped in a very old vhs and watched it. At some point there was a segment about Peter Pan and Captain Hook. Peter Pan's voice sounded familiar so I looked him up. Turned out the actor was a boy named Bobby Driscoll, a theater actor who played Peter Pan on stage, was the visual basis for the Disney move along with being the voice. He was one of Disney's golden boys appearing in a lot of Disney projects. His life was very interesting.

But here is the thing and what made me want to do this post. According to Wikipedia, Bobby, the voice of Peter Pan, died home- and penniless in an abandoned Manhattan tenement in March of 1968 at the age of 31 due to the effects of his long-time drug abuse.

Peter Pan really grew up.
It's interesting to think about people with Peter Pan syndrome and how they never want to make those steps to become an adult. They'd rather stay children their whole lives, afraid of what being a grown up might mean. They never learn that balancing / juggling act that people have to do as adults, to still have fun, be yourself and take responsibility for your life and others lives.
I'm not saying I'm a grown up, I still have lots of growing up to do. But this makes me think I'm on the right track. That I know where I'm going and that I'm lucky to be as old as I am.

And on that note, I leave you with a part of that Disney Halloween Special.
It's a crappy copy off youtube, but it's still interesting to watch.

Next time I'll try to talk about things more fun, like Wall-E and puppies.

No really, I will. :)