chickenshoot (chickenshoot) wrote,
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The letter "E"

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E is for EEE PC...

 My new laptop is called an EEEEEEEEE PC. Someone sure likes Eeeee's. This is my first laptop, as I waited for something tiny, cheap, lightweight and sturdy --- these look like toys. I believe they were designed for old people and children, and I fall back and forth between these two categories, so...


This is me using my laptop on the beach...after my boobjob...and dye job...and surgical elongation of every limb.


Anyways, it's fun to be able to type outside at night or in bed or in a box with a fox or whatever.  This thing is supposed to be pretty shock-resistant, but go ahead and start the clock now. Let's see how long it takes me to break it.

I keep calling it my baby computer. My co-worker called it Franklin for some reason, so now it's officially known as Baby Franklin. 


E is for I FEEL LIKE MENTIONING THE MOVIE "ANGUS," BUT IT DOESN'T START WITH "E..."


I love this 90's movie called "Angus."  In fact, I kinda thought we were naming our dog after the main character, but husband says he was thinking more about AC/DC. We can each have our own reasons.



It's about an overweight kid named Angus who gets shoved around at school. He's really good at science and fair at football, and of course he has a crush on the prettiest girl, and of course she dates the bully. But this movie is so sweet that it's just not so cookie-cutter as it might sound.



My favorite part is when the Grandpa (George C. Scott) helps Angus select a tux for the prom, and Angus can only fit in a purple one, which Angus finds hideous.  Grandpa isn't even phased by this (just as my Grandma Val wouldn't have been either) and points out later that it's brave to be different.

Grandpa: Superman isn't brave.
Angus: Did you take your pills this morning?
Grandpa: HeHe. You don't understand. He's smart, handsome, even decent. But he's not brave. No, listen to me. Superman is indestructible, and you can't be brave if you're indestructible. It's people like you and your mother. People who are different, and can be crushed and know it. Yet they keep on going out there every time.


Too many teen movies have a makeover that involves polishing up the misfit to look like everyone else in  the end, but Angus is about being yourself.



The movie has great songs. I really like the opening song "Am I Wrong" mixed with the marching band in the movie. It's perfect:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Dr7pTMBApI&feature=related


I'm not sure, but I still don't think this movie is on dvd. Watch it if you can. It will make you feel happy.

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