Posts Tagged ‘Labyrinth’

It is time to revisit search terms.  Now, I could go for the thrill here and just give Viggo Mortensen the award, but he is actually not on top.  Even though he is 99.9% perfect and he always seems to be my most popular post. 


As of October 30th, my all time most popular search term (not me searching, I assure you – this is for finding my blog) is —- drum roll please —   FLDS.  How interesting that people are so fascinated with these odd, brainwashed/washing people.  I suppose that, within reason, it could be any of us born to this group, indoctrinated by these people and now living a 1700’s style life.  After all, my daughter and eight grandchildren are, although without the wierd hair, but with a head covering. It’s one of those “There but for the grace of God, go I” things.  We see their bun-on-top hairstyle and prairie dresses and their men dressed in modern clothing, and we just have to go: WHY!  Why would anyone let another human being tell them how to dress and how to live their life.  It’s like the men are playing some wierd drinking game.


            “Okay, you get a shot if you can make your wife fix her hair in the most outlandish style possible.”

            “Yeah, but I bet you can’t make your wife wear a prairie dress for thirty days.” 


My second most popular search is for “viggo mortensen girlfriend.”  I really had no idea I was going to have so much competition for the man.  Back off, ladies.  I know that Lyda at  Pollyanna Rainbow Sunshine and the Needles of Doom likes him.  Who wouldn’t?  He is intelligent, soft spoken, artistic and speaks his mind, ie “No Blood for Oil”.  I admire him and I am sticking to that line too.  Out of 49 search terms, six versions of Viggo Mortensen were used to reach my blog.


Third:  camera obscura.    This is so cool!  I love turning a room into a camera obscura and I think it is a great way to teach a class how a camera lens work.  EMT is currently taking black and white darkroom in his photography class and loves it.  I have safe lights, trays and paper but I left my enlarger back in Wyoming.  Unfortunately, moving trucks do not have the expanding propertys of the Weasley’s Ford Anglia. Ford Anglia – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaWhich is a shame as he loves the darkroom at school and I miss developing.  My other painting links on photography are chemistry, painting with fix and developer, film canister pinhole, Pringles can pinhole,


The fourth most popular search I have is flooding; in Nashville, in Brown County, in Indiana, in Lowell and several other variations.  I would have thought that, with elections and all else that has happened in the world, the floods would be low in search terms.  Although, I was emailed some photos from Hessville/Hammond flooding and it was amazing.  The water was up to the underpass. 


My other search terms, in order of hits, are:

crazy aunt purl – gotta love that girl   Crazy Aunt Purl


bradshaw state jail –  I just knew I should not have allowed that link through, because it often includes other words which shall not be written here.. 


david vanvleck – This is my brother, but apparently a lot of other people’s brothers names, or he had way more friends than I knew.  So far the searchers choose to remain anonymous.


Million dollar weddings: It’s a wedding year for me with the marriage of two great nieces and the first wedding of my Army grandson.


Thong accidents and Daughter’s first thong:  I still think this is just so wrong, in so many ways.  Ehuwww!


Reaction about the film labyrinth:  A great film; sticks with you.


Wake up in strange land:  Thank you, I don’t feel so alone now.


Frozen brownie: Hope they get the book, as it is so funny.  Tell Me Lies  Jennifer Crusie’s Bibliography


Windows Mojave stupid: Yes, it is and now if Microsoft would just admit it and send us a disc to put Windows XP on the computer, we would be so eternally a Windows fan but I am fast  considering a Mac.

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Extremely Biased Film Reviews – Labyrinth and Dark Crystal


I think these three films might have started Gaffer off on his film industry career.


As a child, he would take one film and watch it over and over and over. We figured it was just a standard “kid thing” until one day we taped over the credits on one of the movies we had taped off tv, because we were tired of renting it.


Little Gaffer was very upset with us because we had taped over the credits he enjoyed reading the credits and knew who edited it, directed it, did the costuming, was the Best Boy and the Gaffer. Those people were important to him, even at the age of seven. 


So, today I review two of his top kid movies of all time:


Jim Henson’s LABYRINTH:

David Bowie really makes this movie; directed by George Lucas. There might be a scary part or two for a really sensitive child but it has a great plot. Older stepsister has to babysit baby stepbrother and resents it. She loves pretending and dressing in costumes and she wants to continue with her roleplaying and not go home to babysit. She feels unloved, unwelcome and unwanted in the home with her stepmother. It’s typical stuff that a kid can relate too.


One day, she wishes the Goblins would take her baby stepbrother away, and it happens. The rest of the story takes place in a “twisted maze of deception, populated with outrageous characters and unknown dangers.” Jim Henson’s characters are great, as always. I love the twin puppets who juggle their heads.


The sets and effects are great, with staircases right out of an Escher print. But, the crowning touch is the music of Goblin King – Bowie. I can hear Dance, Baby Dance in my head and I haven’t watched this for a long time.


I really like this movie and still enjoy watching all the nuances of it; sit down with your kids and enjoy the movie together.



“In another time” was a world divided. It’s basically standard mythology. You have that good and evil thing and the boy (in this case the Gelfling) destined to fulfill the prophecy and save the world. There are characters who have been split into two creatures by good and evil.


This is great and not so. I think Henson’s main character puppets (the Gelfling’s) are kind of lame, but kids seem to like them. There are other characters that ROCK!


Aughra is probably my favorite. She’s a crusty old gal with a model of their universe that revolves in real time and she has been starring at it for so long that she can tell when things aren’t right.


The only scary thing, I think, would be when some of the little creatures get their essence drained. It’s a bit lame too, but could be considered scary.


It moves slower than Labyrinth and does not have as much in it to interest adults but if you listen closely, you can hear the “Old Ones” humming.

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