Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sowwy sowwy-WTB

Sorry peeps, I totally spaced this this week. Heeeeeeere are your results!!!!!

The movie was *dum dum dum* The Adventures of Milo and Otis! I remember seeing this in the theater when I was little, and have rediscovered it as an adult and am totally in love with it again. It's so clever, and well narrated and... there may have been some animals hurt in the making of it, because they do make the animals do some pretty crazy things, and it's totally awesome. Matt and I own this movie, and pop it in whenever we have little people over, and sometimes just for fun. We have some often quoted lines such as the giveaway, and "We're frolicking".

So, everyone was stumped by the first quote, but it did sound familiar to Em, who got it after the second quote, whoo hoo! Matt and Haley got it after the giveaway, and that's it. Then I totally forgot about the game, and.... here we are. So, take it away Em!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011


READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! I bought this book as a gift for my Father-In-Law for Christmas. I didn't know what to get him and books are kind of my go to gift when I can't think of anything else. I knew nothing about this book, but it was in the top 10 books on Barnes and Noble's website. Ron loves World War II stuff, so I figured he would like it. Well, Ron really, really liked it. He passed it around to different family members, and then it got passed on to me a couple of weeks ago. And now I am highly recommending this book.

It is the story of Louis Zamperini. Louis was on the US track team in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. He was almost the first person to run a 4 minute mile, I think he did it in 4:08. After the Olympics he was drafted for World War II. He was a bomber on a B24. You will not believe what he went through the years he was in the war. There were times I could swear this book had to be fiction, but it's all true. I'll just give you one little scenario:

His plane went down in the ocean while they were searching for another plane that had gone down the day before. He and two others survived the crash and were on two life rafts tied together for 47 days. The entire time they were on the rafts, sharks were circling them and bumping the bottom of their raft. After a few weeks on the raft, they saw a plane. They thought it was an American plane and shot a couple of flares in the air. The plane saw the flares and flew toward them. It was a Japanese plane and they started shooting at the men on the raft. Louis jumped into the water to avoid the bullets and while under water avoiding those bullets he was punching sharks in the noses to keep them away. These were not Great Whites, I think they were Reef sharks. Anyway, the plane flew over them 4 times shooting at them every time. Louis jumped in the water everytime and punched sharks. Not one of the bullets hit any of the men, but one of the rafts was completely demolished, the other one had 48 bullet holes in it and started sinking. The further they sunk in the water the more excited the sharks got. The sharks started jumping into the raft. The men had two oars with them. So, while one man was patching the bullet holes, one man pumped air into the raft and the other man hit sharks in the face with oars to keep them from jumping in the raft. I'm not even going to get into what these men ate while on the raft.

Okay, that is all I'm going to say, except further into the book, Louis starts longing for the days he was on the raft fighting sharks. Oh yeah, and Louis picks up skateboarding in his late 70's. He's adorable.

The book was written by Laura Hillenbrand, she wrote the book Seabiscuit. I haven't read that book, because, sorry Scout, horses are about the least interesting thing to me. But, I may just pick it up, because she is a really good writer. She can go into very specific detail, but yet kind of gloss over things. Some authors would probably have dedicated a hundred pages or more on just the raft story alone, Laura does it in about 30 to 40. Read this book, you won't be sorry. And it is a great reminder of the amazing men who fought in WWII. You cannot believe what some of these men went through and how they put up with it and got through it because they loved their country so much and believed in what they were doing.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Game

Sorry peeps, it's been quite the month.

Hehe, I don't know if any of you will get this unless you watched this recently, or are savants. But I was pretty excited to see that this hadn't been done yet.

Here's the new quote

"Some of them just accepted it, some were pretty annoyed, and a few quietly plotted revenge."

Here's the Wednesday quote.

"Is she staying home with it or is she going back to work?"

Friday Giveaway!!!!

"Mummy, mummy... chicken mummy"

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

WtB manifesto


B won. Great job hun face. Em got 2nd, then Pops. This movie was watched many many times by us younger Wright kids. Here are some other memorable quotes from this movie...

Nando: [addressing the survivors] Okay, uh, I got something to tell you. Good news - they called off the search.
[everyone objects and argues]
Carlitos Páez: Why the hell is that good news?
Nando: Because it means we're gonna get out of here on our own.
Mrs. Alfonsín: My legs! God forgive you all for not helping me! I'm in agony!
Carlitos Páez: Shut up! Shut up, you stupid... cow! I'll punch your face in!
Roberto Canessa: We're gonna die, you know.
Nando: Maybe. But if we die, we're gonna die walking.
Carlitos Páez: I have to tell you something. I had a dream last night, a tremendous premonition. I saw green fields and flowers. I could smell the grass.
Carlitos Páez: Your expedition will succeed.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Matt's gone viral!

Ok, not really, but he is the man of the hour in Pixie facebook fandom. I assume most of you are familiar with this video he edited:

Well, I have always loved it, and not just for the stellar subject matter you just can't beat, but it was really well edited and beautifully done. So, yesterday the Pixies posted a video of Bowie talking about the Pixies, and it reminded me of Matt's video so I thought for the heck of it I would post it on their wall. I checked the video on youtube a few times yesterday and his video got about 1,500 hits in about 10 hours! I told Matt that I hope he doesn't mind (he didn't of course!) and he said, "that would be a really weird feeling if the Pixies reposted my video". Well, I am happy to announce that Matt must be feeling very weird this morning, cause that is exactly what they had done when I logged into facebook this morning! People are loving it too!

Anyway, just a little bit of fun on a Saturday morning and a HUGE congratulations to my brother Matt on making a great video and for having his favorite band on earth give it some love and appreciation!

I have half a mind of posting it on Radiohead's wall.

But RH fans tend to be a little snobby and will no doubt have some things to say about Yorke admitting that there is another band out there worthy of praising.

Ok, that settles it, I must do it just for that.