Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Found in the belly of a ship in Greenwich, England. Made me laugh...

It reads: "WHY IS A SHIP CALLED SHE? A ship is called a 'she' because there is always a great deal of bustle around her; there is usually a gang of men about, she has a waist and stays; it takes a lot of paint to keep her good looking; it is not the initial expense that breaks you, it is the upkeep; she can be all decked out; it takes an experienced man to handle her correctly; and without a man at the helm, she is absolutely uncontrollable. She shows her topsides, hides her bottom and when coming into port, always heads for the bouys."

life's been pretty busy lately, I owe a massive update, but I don't know if there's much to update... I got offered two internships this week we'll see how they go, got turned down for Graduate School yet for the STA Ultimate World Traveler Intern 2008 I was put in the Top 10... thats a lot of what's happening lately, but there's more... perhaps I'll post later!

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Most Amazing Thing To Be Written in the Last 10 minutes.

Muppets are back!

Muppet movie in the works!

By Amber Dowling


‘How I Met Your Mother’ scribe to pen film

Muppet fans today are giddier than Animal on a drum solo (ahem, me) after news that another film featuring the colourful Jim Henson puppets is in the works.

To add even more excitement, Jason Segel, who plays Marshall Eriksen on How I Met Your Mother, and of Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks fame, will be one of two scribes penning the script.

Jason Segel a.k.a. Marshall Eriksen

Joining Segel is none other than Nick Stoller, who wrote some episodes of Undeclared and co-wrote the screenplay for Fun with Dick and Jane.

Okay, so that movie wasn’t exactly Oscar-worthy, but these are the Muppets, people! I can see it now: Muppets meets How I Met Your Mother meets Undeclared meets Freaks and Geeks. Too zany? Not for Gonzo and Rizzo I’ll bet …

Segel landed the gig after writing and starring in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, a film set to be released next month. Segel’s character in the film writes a musical version of Dracula, which is performed by puppets that were custom-made by Henson puppeteers. According to Variety, the experience gave Segel the motivation to pitch a Muppet movie concept in a general meeting with executive Kristin Burr.

The last film featuring Kermit and co. was 1999's Muppets from Space. In 1996 they joined Tim Curry in Muppet Treasure Island, and in 1992 starred with Michael Caine in The Muppet Christmas Carol.

The first feature film, The Muppet Movie, was released in 1979, followed by The Great Muppet Caper in 1981 and The Muppets take Manhattan in 1984.

The TV movie The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz, starring Ashanti aired in May of 2005.

Walt Disney bought the successful Muppet franchise back in 2004 after several unsuccessful attempts. Jim Henson passed away 14 years earlier from bacterial pneumonia.

bottom line. Muppets Rule.