Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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Preemptive Strike

Well, the trip to the bookstore had an unexpected bonus. Because of the release of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl's books are in great demand once more. I was able to finally uncover the name of that book I loved so as a child; it was George's Marvellous Medicine.

I also perused the illustrations from BFG, which was suitboyskin's favorite Dahl story. He had told me that he thought that actor David Kelly who plays Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and who has had a long and interesting career, including a hilarious turn in Waking Ned Devine) is the spitting image of Quentin Blake's illustrations of of the BFG. Lo and behold, he's absolutely right. Here's hoping that if there is a BFG movie in the making that somebody will be smart enough to think of Kelly for the role.

See, he even looks big and
friendly from this low angle shot!

whosamama was tagged to do this by dotificus, so figuring that she was going to tag me anyway, and because it looked interesting, so...

10 years ago - I was cutting together a film in 16 millimeter film production.

5 years ago - I was settling into my job, a little too comfortably.

1 year ago – I was watching the Buffy and Angel DVDs Tim loaned me as I had little else to do over the summer with no money.

yesterday – I was trying unsuccessfully to get access to my job.

tomorrow – Not sure, depends on who wants to hang out...

5 snacks I enjoy – Cheese (all kinds, including and perhaps especially the ones that smell like feet), Chex mix, spinach & artichoke dip, chips and guacamole, carrots.

5 bands/artists that I know the lyrics to most of their songs – Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd.

5 things I would do with a $100,000,000 – Make Ecology, set my family up nice, set myself up nice, create the most deluxe movie theater of all time, travel to...

5 locations I would like to run away to – Italy, Greece, Hawaii, Carribean, New Zealand.

5 bad habits I have – I eat a bit too much, I don't usually lose my temper but when I do it's pretty nasty, I never throw anything away unless I absolutely have to, I get distracted from what I have to do too easily, and I blog way too much.

5 things I like doing – Watching movies, listening to music, making movies, making mix CDs, blogging.

5 things I will never wear –

5 t.v. shows I like(d) – The Twilight Zone, latter season DS9, Angel, Homocide, Prime Suspect.

5 movies I like – Alien, Once Upon A Time in the West, The Usual Suspects, The Lord of the Rings and The Godfather (parts I and II)

5 people I'd like to meet – Robert Altman, John Williams, Howard Shore, any member of Monty Python... um...

5 biggest joys at the moment – The new mix CDs I made, having access to the internet once more, having money again, Ecology, and, of course, "no access, redispatch at 9:00 A.M."

5 favorite toys – My laptop, my Nomad, my home theater, my car... um...

Tagging 5 people: waystone, jenvargas, aerolyndt, suitboyskin, neurotic_jen

Oh, and this is an interesting companion to an item that cookiegirl posted.
Tags: memes
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