Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Babys 'Anthology'

I never found the time to sit and write up an entry for this blog. Yesterday was awfully busy despite the fun that I had.

First of all, my nephew Preston, has wanted to watch all of the Jurassic Park movies. He’s going to turn five in the next few weeks and I remember being excited about dinosaurs when I was little too.

I had to tell Preston that the action on the screen wasn’t real. The movies were made up and dinosaurs are extinct, they are no longer alive and haven’t been for over 65 million years.

He had seen the third installment, ‘Jurassic Park III’, and he LOVED that. Once I showed him the making of part of the DVD, it became clear to him that movies are expensive puppet shows.

I had to tell him about the “bad words” and I gave him the little speech about not using the words that he heard or he was not going to be able to see any more movies with Unka Gene. He was cool with that and we proceeded.

One part did surprise the kid when Laura Dern turned on the power at Jurassic Park and she starts to get comfortable… She backs into a wall of cables and a velociraptor pokes his head through to (do what I’d like to do with Miss Dern) take a bite out of her. Preston's ass lifted at least one foot in the air with surprise.

I rewound so that he could see the scene again and to kind of poke fun at being scared. I felt that it would lessen the trauma of being frightened if we watched it again. It worked, he was laughing and having a good time and he didn’t have any nightmares about T. Rex’s and velociraptors.

Preston also enjoyed Samuel L. Jackson’s detached arm in that scene too. The kid is just as sick as his Unka Gene and I couldn’t be more proud.

‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ was the sequel to the original and I was telling my buddy, Sean Whitley, about how I couldn’t remember anything concerning the movie. Sure, I remembered that Jeff Goldblum was in it, but that was it. The movie never really made an impact on me. I forgot that Vince Vaughan was it as well as Julianne Moore.

How could I forget that movie?

I knew that it wasn’t very good when I saw it in the theaters back when it opened, but how could I forget all those details?

I found the answer: The movie sucked! It played on the conservation fears and it was clear that bleeding hearted liberals made it. The message was as thick as the CGI effects. Jeez!

I gave ‘Jurassic Park’ 4 out of 5 stars on Netflix. ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ got only 2 out of 5. I had previously watched the third one and gave it 4 out of 5 because Preston actually owns that DVD.

Last night, I met Hinzy and Marcia Gan at the Green Burro in down town Greensboro. We were having a few beers before walking over to the Carolina Theatre to catch a showing of ‘Young Frankenstein’.

The movie is a classic and if you’re like 1075KZL’s Jon Matthewz and haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and check it out. It is truly hysterical! I cannot wait to spring it on Preston in a couple of years.

I think Marcia enjoyed her ménage a movie… She was in the middle of two funny guys for the whole movie. It kind of makes me think…

Before settling down in the theatre, I hit the bathroom and it was filled with guys younger than me. After the movie let out, I hit the bathroom again and it was filled with guys older than me. I don’t know what that says about me.

This morning, I was called into action to photo document Goat Boy as he was sprayed for tans on the ‘Two Guys Named Chris’ show. I say “tans” because he got five coats. I fully expected him to come out looking like a Boston Baked Bean with a bumpy, burgundy, candy-coating. But, he didn’t. The spray tans actually looked good.

Check it out for yourself… You can probably find the pictures at

Don’t forget, I’m looking for more Netflix buddies… Feel free!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:19 PM


    Julianne Moore is good people. I hoped they paid her combat pay to hang out with Jeff Goldblum on Jurassic Park.