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Exit ArchiveArchive for December 14th, 2004

How could you even begin to support that nasty Tim Burton’s inflated ego and his belief that my classic 1972 movie somehow needs to be remade?

It is perfect as it is.

Why not just ask David Hockney to paint Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”? There is no point.

The new version of the movie may be called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but Charlie appears in the trailer for about two seconds. Mr. Wonka is at the core of this story — perhaps it’s Roald Dahl who got it wrong when he called the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Charlie’s just one of the minor characters.

This link will allow you to view the trailer using QuickTime.

I must post this joke.

The President, the First Lady and Dick Cheney are flying on Air Force
One. George looks at Laura, chuckles and says, “You know, I could
throw a $1,000.00 bill out the window right now and make somebody very

Laura shrugs her shoulders and says, “Well, I could throw ten $100.00
bills out the window and make 10 people very happy.” Cheney says, “Of
course then, I could throw one-hundred $10.00 bills out the window and
make a hundred people very happy.”

The pilot rolls his eyes, looks at all of them and says to his
co-pilot, “Such big shots back there….. hell, I could throw all of
them out the window and make 49 million people very happy.”

It is very good to see that all two of my readers were able to continue posting interesting items while I was home sick yesterday. This brings me closer to my plan of never posting here again and letting others do it instead. Consider it a first step in having other people come in to work for me, too, while I bask in the sun of some not-so-far-off paradise.

(Perhaps I am still sick!)