Thursday, July 21, 2005

nostalgia fish

because my inner child is always in need of candy, & i think that's kind of a universal, thought i'd share that They (ah, those They) are making a live-action Transformers movie & a 3D CGI Smurfs movie.

& in a different sort of nostalgia altogether, & because tesco mentioned the Sneaker Pimps, here's a video for "6 underground". which apparently was on the soundtrack of a random val kilmer flick. ah well.

(post-script: i've been playing with photographs all day, so the tourist has been inundated with random image joy.)

18 little fish:

Blogger anne swam up to say...

The Saint. It was the Saint.
And I don't even like Val Kilmer, except in Real Genius...

2:48 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Let me be the voice of dissention (maybe) and share that I HATE the Smurfs. And yet I've probably seen every episode. When we were kids we only had a few channels (oh the horror!) and were "forced" to watch the Smurfs as part of our Saturday morning lineup. My brother and I grumbled and complained through each episode yet never once considered turning off the TV. Oh hell no, it was Saturday morning!

The best thing about having watched the Smurfs is that I found the whole Smurfs riff in Donnie Darko super hilarious.

2:49 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

i was very young when the smurfs were on...i loved gargamel (sp???) & azrael (named after the angel of death, no less) much in the same way i loved Murky & Lurky.

what about the TF, carl v?

anne: my appreciation of his valness is vast, though comprises a short list: Willow, the Doors, Tombstone, & yes absolutely Real Genius.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

I only watched Transformer occasionally and liked it well enough but don't have the strong attraction to it that many still do. I'd probably watch Transformers but unless its something profane I can't imagine watching the Smurfs!

3:59 PM  
Blogger Lorena swam up to say...

i loved watching them!!! :) they were so adorable.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous jey swam up to say...

yippee! smurfs!:)

thanks for dropping by my blog.:)

8:20 PM  
Blogger transience swam up to say...

would someone seriously hurt me if i said i liked that video?

10:08 PM  
Blogger LiVEwiRe swam up to say...

I forgot how abso-smurfly fantastic that song is! Best line: Don't think 'cuz I understand I care, don't think 'cuz I'm talkin' we're friends. Oh, and Azrael always got my vote! =)

11:34 PM  
Blogger kyknoord swam up to say...

I never really 'got' the whole Smurfs thing. Maybe I was just too young to score weed at the time.

1:59 AM  
Blogger cardboardjudas swam up to say...

this reminds me of all those little immobile smurf figurines there used to be back in the day and how jealous i was as a child of that piano teacher i had who had hundreds of them. Now thinking more that was kind of sad, but not so sad as the elvis obsessed piano teacher i had that other time.

and that transformers movie sounds like a cool idea until you realize that michael bay's at the helm

2:50 AM  
Blogger JP swam up to say...

The Smurfs worry me. They have a Papa AND a Grandpapa, and the oddly gay Vanity Smurf, but the only girl in the village was originally made by the wicked wizard and sent into the village to wreak havoc. She was only turned 'good' through Papa's intervention.

Isn't there some sort of weird homo-utopic misogynist thread running through all this?

Yes, I realise there isn't, but this is the sort of stuff I worry about.

5:43 AM  
Blogger DLAK swam up to say...
Free fish bubbles, thought you might like them.

8:31 AM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

transformer movie needs to have people actually dying in the war. then it would be good. werent there several generations of smurf cartoons?

11:49 AM  
Blogger Potted-flower swam up to say...


Gees. Crazy world.

4:03 PM  
Blogger stella swam up to say...

I always liked Gargamel from the Smurfs for some reason; maybe because he was the misunderstood bad guy... haha :)

5:00 PM  
Blogger cardboardjudas swam up to say...

in one of the last seasons of the smurfs (or one of the last from my smurf watching days) there were a bunch of new children smurfs older than the baby somehow, but not full grown smurfs (except for grandpa, he came around the same time i think)one of them was female (sassette i believe was her name)
so there had to be other smurfs somewhere in order for these children smurfs to be around, perhaps there was a vilalge of female smurfs somewhere.

although this was around the time the smurfs started travelling through the past so who knows.

i know absolutly far to much about smurfs

1:50 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

carl v: don't worry, the Smurfs marketing binge probably won't hit for a few years.

lorena: & weird. & vaguely psychedelic. definitely the brainchild of a roomful of creative sorts with altered consciousnesses.

jey: they are very "yippee", aren't they...something to do with the way they use the word "smurf" for just about everything.

transience: i dig the video too, 's why i posted it:)
though i feel that music videos always lose something when the movie the song's been used for invades them. can't really think of any exceptions to that.
"becoming x" is a fantastic album.

livewire: i would have named some cat of mine "azrael" except someone else i know already did (actually, i'm pretty sure there's a fair number of kitties with that classic moniker prancing around.)
so thus far i've settled for Yimyup, Tuesday, & Proxy (short for
Proximity And Falcor See-Mysfit).

kyknoord: or not young enough to not need it for smurfing...

cardboardjudas: i feel the same way about the michael bay thing, but hey, all the man really digs is explosions, & a giant robots movie needs its fair share, so...besides, it's not like the original was all that bright.

& i also remember the figurines...i loved them, there was something irresistible about those big jumbles of them in the stores...i wish i still had some of mine. & i never knew they traveled in time, or had children...must have missed that season...but i have to say the time travel makes perfect sense.

jp: i dunno. there might be. the smurf culture has long been viewed as more than a little skewed.

dlak: oooh, bubbles. perhaps they will make an appearance. i need to consult with other fish.

sock: yes & yes. they should totally up the maturity level in the TF script...though with mr. bay that will probably mean more things blown up.

speaking of which, has anyone seen "the Island"? is it worthwhile at all?

potted-flower: congratulations, with one brilliant comment you have left me completely baffled.

stella: he was such a pitiable figure, too, all stooped & desperate, & never succeeding against the tiny blue men. & there's something poignant about his creation of Smurfette.

dammit, now i want to go find one of those giant bins of smurf figures...

12:27 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

thanks dlak - hopefully i they actually work now -

p.s. i am purposely stying away from the topic of smurfs - too much of my life has already been spend on that particular subject

12:45 PM  

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