Sunday, April 5, 2009

One Subject: Furry Creatures. Two Topics: WTWTA and Tauntauns

Topic One: Where the Wild Things Are

I loved this book as a kid and I am sure you do too. If not, then you now have the answer to the question you've been asking yourself, "Why was my childhood so screwed up?". It will be out soon in theatres and I am very excited for it, but worried. Spike Jonze has put his unique style into making this film and I want to think that it will be amazing. The trailer looks amazing (check it out for yourself by clicking on this link: WTWTA TRAILER). The music in the trailer is amazing. But what if the movie is not amazing? What if he takes something so great and ruins it, like the person who took TV and ruined it from the hours of 10am-4pm. Let us all keep our fingers crossed that it will be instant classic just as the book is.

Topic Two: Tauntaun Sleeping Bag
Now this is one thing I am not skeptical about. Who ever decided to make one of these has my full support in any product they market. I was a huge Star Wars fan as a child, and yes I still like them now (Not episode #1 and #2 though, that little Anikan was a entitled douche bag baby). This Tauntaun Sleeping bag is right off the planet out Hoth from the film "The Empire Strikes Back." If that doesn't ring your memory enough, this was the creature Han Solo sliced open with a light sabre and put Luke Skywalker in to save his life from the sub zero temperatures (look at the inner lining of the sleeping bag, its the Tauntauns intestines!). As of right now I think Berkley is too small to sleep in one of these, and unfortunately after reading the measurements I am too tall. But for anyone between Berkley's size and mine, I suggest snagging one of these when they actually go on sale (as of right now its just an idea, and George Lucas needs to give it the OK since his company didn't think of it). So keep your fingers crossed kiddies because this one be one Bad A Christmas gift.


  1. There was so much star wars lingo in here that a lot went over my head! Val, do you understand the coolness of this creature sleeping bag? :) I'm glad you're excited though, Matt! ;)

  2. As your mother, it's been long quest to find you and Jeffrey a Tauntaun sleeping bag. Done.
    Too bad you're too big for it. That would've made life complete.