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posted by [personal profile] windsorblue at 12:31am on 19/04/2013 under , , ,
So this evening, the boy was talking about his geometry teacher, and how whenever the answer to a problem they're doing in class is "69", the teacher will say "Maturity check!", and there will be much snickering and whatnot, because junior high. And I laughed and said that was funny, even though I was thinking, welp, I wouldn't pass that maturity check, and I know at least a couple dozen other "adults" who wouldn't, either.

It took me about five minutes before I came to a realization. "Hey, wait a minute," says I. "Since when do you know what 69 means?"

...which earned me one of the more epic teenage eye-rolls I've yet received.

...well, then.


(Side note: The geometry teacher's name is Mr. Johnson. Maturity check!)

(Side note the second: When the boy's father and I were baby Tragic Kingdom employees, there was a ride in Tomorrowland called Mission to Mars. The queue area for Mission to Mars featured audio-animatronic figures in a "Mission Control" scene, and the lead scientist at this Mission Control was an audio-animatronic in a lab coat and a suit named Mr. Johnson. Mr. Johnson would explain to you about how you were about to fly all the way to Mars and back, and it was therefore very important to the mission that you keep your seat belt fastened even though you weren't actually traveling anywhere. The boy's geometry teacher bears a remarkable resemblance to that audio-animatronic, which his father and I both noticed/commented upon/were slightly alarmed by. All of which makes the idea of him calling out "Maturity check!" in a classroom full of seventh- and eighth-graders all the more bizarre/hilarious.)
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posted by [personal profile] windsorblue at 11:52pm on 29/01/2013 under , ,
I was plugging away on a whole thing about Star Wars and it's future with Disney, but it was getting long-winded and rambly and could pretty much be summed up thusly:

I have high hopes for new Star Wars content, because for years Disney has been aching to hook little boys in the same way the Disney Princesses have hooked little girls, so I'm optimistic that Disney will be willing to spend the money and time to do Star Wars well. Whether or not this will work to hook little boys is a discussion for another time (it won't), but with that as the goal, it's in Disney's best interests to throw metric shit-tons of money at future Star Wars content to make it as awesome as possible.

That said, now that JJ Abrams has been named to direct the next Star Wars movie, I have but one request of the universe, and that is this:

"Who wins in a bar fight - Han Solo or James T. Kirk?"

Let's get this settled once and for all.

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