Wednesday, April 8, 2015

2015 A to Z Challenge: G for Goldbloom, etc.

For this year's A to Z challenge, I thought I'd have a little fun. So the theme this year is laughter. My friend, Serene Heiner, started a trend by manipulating my cover from Pushing the Wall and making it appear that I'm calmly running away from things. It's taken on a life of its own and I've got enough for each letter, with some left over.

I'll also add other things that make me laugh starting with each letter.

Letter G is for Goldbloom--as in Jeff Goldbloom, the actor in Jurassic Park using this iconic scene where he is leading a dinosaur away with the use of a road flair. 


Now, Jurassic Park was written by Michael Crichton, so it is somewhat a smart movie. Jeff Goldbloom also starred in another special-effect heavy movie called Independence Day that isn't.... quite as smart. No, let's be honest here, it's completely stupid! Like, hooking up a laptop to a foreign spaceship (did they use USB? Just how universal IS USB?) and then creating a virus in a couple of minutes to fully immobilize its shields by uploading a virus. Hello?? That ship was half a decade old, you don't think the mothership has got around to updating their virus protection or anything? They have advanced space flight with superior weaponry and yet IT never got around to patching the mothership? What did they upload anyway to cause things to get so unstable, Windows 95?
"Hey, guys, wait for me!"
And I have to admit, I LOVE IT!! That, along with Armageddon--another dumb, stupid, idiotic, unrealistic action movie--are my two guilty pleasures in cinema enjoyment. 

Other things that start with G that make me laugh:

G is for Geek inspired keychains.

 G is for remembering that Facebook is not Google.
G is for remembering what Bill Gates said to high schoolers, "Be nice to Geeks. You may end up working for them. We all could." 
 G is for fat Giraffes.

 G is for Google again, and their colorful search engine screen.

G is for these two Grandparents, who I want to be in about fifty years.

G is for Growing up, and remembering the joy I had when I bequeathed a Calvin and Hobbes collection to my son.

G is for Guys with purses. (They aren't purses, their European!)