Monday, December 01, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
You see actually, I am not in the least interested in seeing the movie. You may ask why. Because it has nothing to do with the Speed Racer I knew when I was in Kindergarten and quite frankly, the cartoon is stupid.
As a 5 year-old, Speed Racer was cool. The program was one to be watched everyday. Would he ever figure out that Racer X was his brother? Why were there bad guys opposing him? Why is there a monkey? These were questions left to childhood. That's were they should remain. It doesn't mean that the show didn't leave a mark.
What do you say when someone is doing anything too fast, especially driving? "Go Speed Racer!" My favorite number is 5. Why? Because of the Mach 5 -Speed racer's car.
Why do I have a Mach 5 on my monitor stand? It was $1 and it makes me smile when I think of my friend Bobby and the afternoons we played together and watched episodes of Speed Racer. We were always racing bikes and always on the look out for a Hot Wheel that looked just like his (Speed Racer's. This was before the age of merchandising everything within an inch of its life. You couldn't just run down to Wal-Mart and buy one.) Life was about imagination, bikes, toys, and other kid stuff. But that was then, this is now.
I really don't want to see some overpaid, over rated actor pretending to know what I thought Speed Racer was. I really don't need to see Hollywood outdo the cartoon with their special effects. I don't need to see Speed and Trixie hook up. I don't need to explore the inner-struggles of the racing family. I don't need to see any of it. Speed Racer was cool when I was 5 and that will be the only time he is. My kids have much better things to do and watch than Speed Racer.
Am I really being a fuddy-duddy about it. Well, yes. Why not come up with new ideas? Why not let the past be the past. if we are going to re-make something, make sure it's some classic of some kind. 70's TV shows and cartoons are not classics. I think it's OK for generations to have their own thing.
OK, so I might see the movie. But I can tell you now, that I won't like it as much as watching it with Bobby and afterwards playing Hot Wheels and riding bikes.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Lackasunanomia: After a period of time without sun exposure- you begin to run down- like a tape recorder with low batteries. The smiles are harder to develop, you stop laughing, you stop looking up- giving up hope that there's anything there and you soon progress to the next stage.
Forgetasunanomia: This is the stage where you start believing that the Grey, dark skies is how it always is. You think dragging yourself around is normal. You forget the warmth that lies just beyond the clouds and you become a fog dweller and now you're dangerously close to the third stage.
Apathasunanomia: Now, not only do you not remember the sun- you don't care anymore. You are angry and miserable and you like it!
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
When it comes to homework, I am treated unjustly. After a long day of school, I am required to read for 30 minutes, spell my words and create my paragraph. Ugh!
I also need to keep an eye on my long term projects like book reports. Sometimes I attempt to do my homework on the bus so I can play video games when I get home…NOT! I still have homework waiting for my arrival. That is why it is called “homework”. If I have an hour of homework, it would be fair if I take an hour of school away! It is unfair to have school work AND home work.
If my world was fair, homework would vanish.