Wednesday, December 8, 2010

weirdest post ever

Zach bought me a People Magazine on Monday to show me that he loved me and was thinking about me. I still don't quite know what to think of that. But this is his train of thought:

Every year at the beach we have a white elephant type gift exchange for the grown-ups, and every year the hot item is a trashy celebrity magazine (People, Us Weekly, Life & Style...). There's just something about sitting on the beach and reading about who's breaking up with who or who's thighs look worse than your own. It's tradition.

I used to be obsessed with those magazines, but the past few years I've decided that almost everything they publish is either totally made up or doctored beyond recognition. I think it was when they put a picture on the cover of "Brangelina" walking on the beach together with one of her kids (before he and Jen split), but then later clarified that it was, in fact, two completely different pictures on two completely different beaches that they had photoshopped together. Come on people.

Anyways, so I don't really read those magazines anymore (except at the beach, of course), so it made me laugh that that's what he got to show me he loved me (sidenote - I was in a crummy mood when he left the house, hence his urge to buy me something to cheer me up. Yes, sometimes my happiness can be purchased). But still, since it was here, I read it cover to cover yesterday afternoon. Of course, with pauses here and there to break up fights, clean up ridiculous messes, bang my head against the wall.....

I'm getting somewhere with all of this.

So this is one useful bit of information that totally blew my mind while reading it yesterday - The guy that plays Griphook the goblin AND Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter movies, AND that creepy Leprechaun, AND Wicket the Ewok from Return Of The Jedi....

... is ALSO....

Crazy, right????????
Also, he was 17 when he played Willow. But this might not be interesing to anyone else besides members of my family. We kind of love the movie. Totally Val Kilmer's best role. But that's just in my opinion.

I told you I've been having a hard time coming up with things to write about.

(post edit)

I meant to add this part, and then I forgot, and then Mary kindly reminded me - He ALSO plays Marvin the depressed robot in Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy! Although the voice is Alan Rickman, AKA: Professor Snape, AKA: Sheriff of Nottingham!
Wow, I bet you know a lot more today than you did yesterday thanks to this very informative post. You're welcome.


MaryPosa said...

He was also Marvin (the depressed robot) in Hitchhiker's guide to the universe, though Professor Snape/Colonel Brandon did the voice (why can't i think of his name?)

and you are awesome just so you know

MaryPosa said...

What even am I saying... Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (not universe) And supposedly I claim it to be one of my favorite book/movies? whatever.

Jael said...

I LOVE WILLOWWWW! And actually, you really did just blow my mind. I guess being a midget actor is kind of a niche thing, huh. So he gets all the good midget actor roles. But anyways, I loved Willow growing up, turns out my husband did too, and wouldn't you know it, it was our first date movie. Now it has a super special place in our hearts. Thanks for this informative post, I'll have to go tell the hubs about it.

Kristine Pratt said...

Wow that was very informative! Paul is afraid of Little People, so he would not participate in the reading of this post.

OUR HOUSE said...

I actually DID know that all of those characters were played by Willow (except for Leprechaun, which I haven't seen). And yes, his name is Willow as far as I am concerned, and not Warwick Davis (which is his actual name). I LOVE the movie Willow! But I didn't know he was only 17 when he made that movie. That's weird.