I don't normally copy and paste tweets I see on Twitter and discuss them in the Three Count but I had to make an exception here. Saw a tweet the other day that really made me think:
All Garfield really ever does is sleep in his bed and pick on dogs or cats or mice or other animals all day. None of that should alter his routine on a Monday compared to a Wednesday or Saturday. And maybe it's just me and I'm biased but Garfield strikes me as a cat who would really like WWE and professional wrestling. And if so, Mondays are a big night for that. Especially with me growing up in the 90s, I could definitely see Garfield being a big nWo guy. You'd think that would also make him enjoy Mondays more but I guess not.
Really makes you stop and think.
Anyone else on this boat with me? I'm sick of the Mike Gundy mullet talk.
Like most things it was cute at first but has gotten pretty stale pretty quick. As a high school teacher I see this quite a bit with high school students where they do something to get attention and it is kinda humorous at first, but then they just keep going with it and pretty soon its obnoxious and tiresome. That's Mike Gundy's hair to me.
I get home today from tennis and golf and I have at least four tweets in my timeline about Mike Gundy and what he's doing with his hair this season. That's an actual talking point at the Big 12 football coaches media day this week. Are you kidding me? I get that most coaches don't go with that look and it's different and interesting at first. OK. We're on like year four or five of this now though, or at least it feels that way. I don't care about his hair-do or anything else he's trying to do to get attention. May as well come to media day next year in jorts and a cutoff shirt while your at it Mike. That will get the media talking about you some more.
And the media.....the media just eats this stuff up. Yucking it up with him about it and sending out all these tweets about what he plans to do with his hair and how close he came to just putting it in a ponytail. Stop it. Just stop it. There isn't anything else in the Big 12 worth talking about or getting stories on? We are going to settle on jokes about Mike Gundy's hair? That will do that Big 12 a lot of good. By all means, let's not promote the conference or the teams in it that have struggled to make it into the College Football Playoffs. Let's not try to build some buzz around schools trying to make a run at a National Title. Let's all try to make funny jokes for the 5th year running about a coach's hair. Smart move.
On to my #4 film all-time from One Genome Short Productions from the 48-Hour Film Project. Here's a look at my list so far:
5. Eagle Eye and Sonar (2009)
6. S.T.U.F.F.E.D. (2013)
7. Wishing Well (2010)
8. Clap (2011)
9. Waffles With Betsy (2007)
10. Swept Away (2008)
11. The Good, The Bad, and The Hooty-Toot (2006)
I'm filling in the number four spot on that list with their 2012 film, Bowties for Everyone.
What I loved about this film is that it takes something everyone is familiar with, the hero vs. villain concept, but puts a fun twist on it. It's not complicated just for the sake of being complicated but it does do something I'd never seen before. That makes for a fun short film. And like yesterday's film, Eagle Eye and Sonar, this one also has that fun, goofy feel to it. Reminds me a little of sitting down to watch some Saturday morning cartoons in a way. I really enjoyed it.