Cafe Today | Thought We Could Use Some Eye Candy Before The Holidays

Ryan Gosling via MUNAWAR HOSAIN/StarTraks

Hopefully I have found a little something for everyone.  Take a moment and just enjoy!

 My choices were made not from any of my prior lists.  Well, maybe only 1 or 2.    Ryan Gosling is really quite appealing to a number of girls and most important, women.  Don’t you think?  He does seem to like the really, really skinny leg pants and jeans.  In turn, it makes his feet look the size of an aircraft carrier.  Just saying.!

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Chris Hemsworth via Universal Studios

Now Chris Hemsworth is sooo well worth a long lingering stare. Get those stars out of your eyes girls!   My turn!   Words are difficult.  Staring gets in the way.  Casting Chris as Thor was truly a gift from the movie Gods.   And many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Hemsworth.

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Robert Downey, Jr via Warner Bros Pictures

One gentleman who has become better looking over the decades.  IronMan or Sherlock Holmes?  Hmm!  Both.   A girl should not have to make a choice such as that.  I love a fast talking, witty intelligent man.   When he happens to be great looking.    Just say thank you.   And, Robert is to be a father for the second time. Congrats, man!

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Zac Efron via GF Bauer Griffin

And, here comes our little Zac.  He’s all grown up now!  Woo! Woo!  He can dance in my driveway any day.     It would give my garage door some class.   He can be seen in the movie  ‘ New Year’s Eve ‘ coming December 9th.  You can shop later.  Go see our little Zac.

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Brian Kodjoe via ABC

 

Now here we have Brian Kodjoe who happens to have been, unfortunately in the NBC series  ‘ Under Covers ‘   last year.  NBC in it’s infinite wisdom did not give it much of a chance.   Or even a re-write.  Who cares!  Pretty is as pretty does.  Brian is now signed on to ABC’ new series  ‘Georgetown’.  Of course it is about young staffers on Capitol Hill.

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Jude Law via Corel Painter Magazine/Cat Bounds

And just  because I can.  Ta Da!   Jude Law  in painted format courtesy of Corel Painter. Makes one want to subscribe ASAP!  Or, better idea.  A very, very large print should hang in my hallway.  That way, as I walk by, I can linger as long as I wish.  After all, one should dust the hallway numerous times each day. Don’t you think?

So, just a few moments of stress free eyeball candy.  No need to worry.  I have your back.  Go ahead….look all you want.

Cafe Today | Once Upon a Fairy Tale – Three Snow White Movies

nce Upon a time……..

There were two brothers named   Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm and Wilhelm Karl Grimm    born on 4 January 1785 and 24 February 1786 respectively, in the Wolfgang section of Hanau, Germany.   Jump ahead a number of years and the brothers decide to write stories of local folklore.  They travel a great deal, listening to tall tales, interesting lore and maybe not so interesting stories that had been passed down through many generations.  Certainly most were embellished, changed, made up, amended to the point at which stories became an amalgam of many others as memories fail and time passes.

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Fast forward to 1934 California, USA.  The Walt Disney Studios on Hyperion Ave,  in the Silver Lake District of Los Angeles is starting a new phase.  Walt Disney is planning to make a feature-length animated movie based on a little story from the Brothers Grimm.  The movie shall be titled,  ” Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”  A huge production, fully animated at tremendous cost.  Each and every frame being hand painted.  No digital anything.  Nada on the computer as well.   The animated movie went into production in 1934 and was completed in 1937. Whew!  It was a very bumpy road for the production.  Walt was urged to stop production as the cost was over $1 million dollars.  Walt persevered and the final cost was just under $1.5 million dollars.   Thank goodness Walt knew he had a good thing.   The movie was a huge success.  The animation was beautiful.  The characters lovable.   The music memorable.  A beloved Classic was born!

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Original Snow White Movie Poster 1937 via Walt Disney Studios

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What a difference 75 years makes.  This original Theatrical Poster is amazing.  The artwork just incredible.   The new Snow White and the Huntsman movie banner is really cool.  Sinister, but cool!  Kind of a… Alfred Hitchcock, Lord of the Rings feel to the poster, huh?   The Snow White movies in production as we speak,  are a version of the original Bothers Grimm Fairy Tales.  Part fantasy, darkly grim, battle rich versions of the tale.   Someone had said recently  ” A Lord of the Rings take on Snow White.”  With enormous production budgets, how could they not be spectacular.  Based on information and sound bites from interviews, Snow White and the Huntsman will remain as true as possible to the tale of old.  Hence the poster.   Oh, all right!  I will have to watch all of them.   Hmm, ah…ah… just so I can make an intelligent decision as to which movie is best.   Research.  That’s right!  Yeah!  Research.

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I appreciate how Walt Disney really toned down his version from the original Grimm’s tale.  Thank you Walt!   Walt and the animators, mainly if not exclusively male, did make the step mother quite evil.   I am sure it was a payback of a sort to certain women they knew.  Snow and Huntsman is definitely not that sweet little movie a 5 year old will love.

I make the comparisons…well…. you cannot really compare them!

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Fairytale Round-Up Snow White and the Huntsman Oz the Great and Powerful and Mirror Mirror

Movie Banner Snow White and The Huntsman ^ Universal Studios

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Snow White and the Huntsman Possible Official Poster ^ Universal Studios

This is the Poster I think will become the “OFFICIAL MOVIE POSTER”.  Yup!  It does resemble Lord of the Rings!

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oving on…

 I do have news that The Walt Disney Studios are also in pre production for their live action movie of Snow White.  Really?  My word!  At this rate we could end up with 5,  no 6 Snow White movies.  Who Knew!   Details to come forthwith.  Oh, man!  I will have to spend the next year and half at the movies.  Yeah, like that would be different.

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Tracing Calligraphy Letters

 

 

 

ust  in case you missed it.  That OTHER Snow White movie from Relativity Studios, starring Lily Collins and Julia Roberts finally has a name.  It’s about time people!   It is to be titled   “MIRROR, MIRROR”.   Makes sense.  Yet why not Snow White something or other?   Can you believe this  movie production could not use the name Snow White .  What?   Really!!   The director wanted to simply call it   “SNOW” after the lead character.     Apparently there were some legal hassles,  involving the other Snow White/ Huntsman movie.  The studio and director caved.  I guess they should have worked that out earlier! At any rate, be it known that  MIRROR, MIRROR  will be a family friendly flick.  The director Singh claims he had no intentions to  make it anything else.  Many critics and bloggers are making jokes about the so called “Kiddie Flick”.  Yeah! So!   Oh, just stop it!    So there. Go pick on someone else.  Look for it in March 2012.

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No official Poster or Banner has been released yet for this movie.   I can only imagine it will be full of color and very appealing.  I like this concept art poster myself.  Now that a name has been bestowed upon the movie, the posters cannot be  far behind.  Well,  enough of fairy tales.  Time to return to the real world and real life.  I wonder what Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber are doing?

             Oooo!    The movie is  starting.   I’ll have a popcorn and a soda please!!

Cafe Today | Justin Bieber is a Baby Daddy! Wait a Minute, What?

Somebody to Love (Justin Bieber song)

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Justin Bieber‘s is experiencing  many changes in his life.   Most notable being his voice is changing.  Recently, Justin’s voice is sounding a bit lower and more masculine.  Yeah, Baby!   That apparently means no more girlish shrills when belting out one of those Bieber classics.  That’s not all that is changing.  Our little Biebs is growing up.  Sniff! Sniff!  Tissue please.  It seems like only yesterday…. that he was banging on that little drum set in his parents living room.   Mom proudly recording every bang on the drums for the Bieber family album.  Now he is accused of banging some crazy woman in a nasty arena bathroom.  Full body shiver on that one.  Yuck!!   Just Nasty.  Now she had a baby and said our little Biebs is the baby daddy.

Wait a minute.  What?

A Baby Daddy?     What? Who? How?  No, No, No!  No!  Well!   This news could darn well send a groupie into a coma.  I broke a nail.

 Oh, the week I am having.   I am still grieving over Kim K’s Fake Breakup.  I mean Kim K’s pending divorce.  What is going on with the Republican Party?  I have no more mental health days left.  No vacation time….     I…, I just cannot deal.     

At first I laughed at the news.  People have waaay too much time on their hands.  Then it became a monster story.  Far too serious.  People are believing this stuff?   After all he is a celeb and you know how they are.  Jeez!  He is not Mick Jagger!!  C’mon people.

Oh and pity poor Selena.  She has her plate full.  I can only imagine the crappy questions she is being asked?   Not to mention, she has to listen to all this crapola dished by every stinking media outlet in the world.   No, wait.  WE ALL HAVE TO LISTEN TO ALL THAT STINKING GARBAGE, CRAPOLA OR JUST PLAIN MUD SLINGING.

Hard to believe this is  so-called “News Reporting?”   Aren’t you appalled?  The discussion for every on-air news outlet goes something like this.   “A woman  has alleged that her baby was fathered by Justin Bieber.  The woman who happens to be older than the Biebs, who is now 17, said they had a 30 second sexual encounter in a bathroom stall after a concert over a year ago.   Justin has denied these rumors.  I am sure taking a paternity test will resolve the issue.  We look forward to the results.   We will keep you posted.   Also, it could just go against that very same woman who had accused Justin, as she is older at 20 yrs  and could be arrested on rape charges.”   Blah, Blah!  On the TODAY Show Friday, Matt Lauer questioned Justin face to face.   Very seriously, Matt Lauer looks down at Justin –Something akin to a disappointed father ready to wield some kind of punishment–and asked….Are you the father?  Do you know this woman?  Have you met her before? ….  and so on.  Like I said.  Can you believe this crap?  

I am not really a fan of Justin’s.  I am not 14.   Michael Buble is more my style.  No snickering.  I like rock as well.  My cell ringtone is Van Halen.  So there!    I can have fun at his expense.  Never, ever would I say things that were that hurtful and/or damaging.  It appalls me when people do.  This is a young person who does not deserve this.  I cannot imagine what he and his family is going though.  Obviously this woman making the allegations is mentally unstable or selfishly stupid enough to want her 15  minutes of fame at a young man’s expense.   She opened that Pandora’s Box.  Unfortunately, everyone will suffer the consequences.

IT IS THE MEDIA THAT REALLY  MAKES ME ILL.     

I have the news on as I get ready for my day.   This Bieber Story is all over the news…everywhere.  Just ruins my work week.  The news is basically playing into this crazy woman’s plot to destroy this young man’s career.  All the while gaining boat loads of attention for herself.  All of us know this is what happens when you say crazy things.  But, the  News Media Motto is:  Sling the accusations, Talk it to death whether it makes sense or not.  Talk it to death whether it is real or not.    Then they will say we are just reporters of the news.  SUCH   BS!  Even my local news channel did exactly the same thing.  Just recycled the same words..,,same crapola.  Even today the latest sound bite was…Selena breaks it off with Justin after reports of fathering a child.   You guys are just creeps!!  

This weekend, Justin went to Ireland for the MTV Awards.  Could not escape the Crapola there either.  Bieber’s Camp had to ban questions about these awful accusations as the media began  Demanding That Justin Take A Paternity Test.  Who the hell are they to say such things?  Are we forgetting how young this person is?   Listen, not every 17 yr old is like that.

This is just some crazy witch wanting her 15 minutes and some money because she is too darn lazy to get a job.  Crazy and Lazy.   Great!   Shame on every news media that reports this stuff. Then continues as if it is fact.  This has happened too many times to celebs or even just run of the mill rich people.  That is why lawyers intervene and pay off those crazy people.  Because the news keeps it going and going and going.

SHAME ON YOU!    SHAME ON YOU NEWS PEOPLE.  I understand when the celebrities get really angry at the media.  They are devils with microphones.  (insert the wickedly devilish laugh here)  Piranhas with cameras!  

Today Show anchor Matt Lauer.

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 SHAME ON YOU MATT LAUER FOR BEING SO SERIOUS AND EAGER TO ASK  JUSTIN ALL THOSE AWFUL QUESTIONS.    

YOU COULD HAVE BEEN SOMEWHAT LIGHT HEARTED AND MAYBE  A SMILE  WHEN SPEAKING,  LETTING HIM KNOW THAT YOU DID NOT REALLY BELIEVE IT EITHER.    And,  pretty much everyone else.

So!    How was your week?

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Cafe Today | Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Say It Isn’t So!

Kim Kardashian at the Seventh Annual Hollywood...

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I have been sobbing uncontrollably for days now.  The media keeps saying Kim and Kris are splitting up.  Today, Kim K. filed for divorce.   Oh, my !  I had thought this beautiful woman would have the love of her life forever.    Forever!   I cannot believe fate could be so cruel.  Kris Humphries is so perfect for her.  Don’t you think so?     I watched with such emotional anticipation the planning, the rehearsal, the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen.  Her wedding dress was divine.  Now this.  Kris, you must be some kind of sick person or fool to not put her on that pedestal and worship her.   To not give her the love she deserves and devote yourself to her is abominable.  

NBA lockout outlasts Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian’s

wedded bliss”~ LA Times

       Is that supposed to be funny Mr. LA Times?   Well, you are just bastards one and all.  And, for the NBA.   Stop the lock-out and put the players back on the court if that is what it takes to salvage some part of this marriage.   Saving a marriage is worth far more than those stupid negotiations.  So stupid. So selfish, NBA!  

Kris Humphries playing for the Jazz against th...

Kris Humphries Image via Wikipedia

Today I put in my notice for 4 mental health days.  I cannot work under these conditions.  It is far too upsetting to be at work listening to my silly co-workers.   They do not care.   I am heart broken.  I just could not take any more insipid comments  from them any longer.  Normally I can listen to my work pals and be OK with whatever they had to say.  I cannot today or the rest of the week.  In addition to that, pile on the couples who come in for help in their attempts to save the family home. They go on and on about not being able to make their mortgage payments and are terrified they could become homeless.   Putting food on the table and clothes for the kids.  Oh, boo hoo!    Well, maybe if you worked as hard as Kim K. did, you wouldn’t be in that predicament.   Oh, yeah!   Kim put herself out there and made a very good living.   She did not ask for anything!  She became so famous, that people run to her to give her more  and more.  See!  That is how it is done.  Believe me, working 2 and 3 jobs is not the answer honey!   Could everyone please get with the program and see what is happening.    This woman’s marriage is in trouble.  Everyone needs to pay attention.    

Tonight on the news, they keep speaking of the wedding gifts.  Oh, more cruel words.  Stop.  Just Stop.  Enough already!  Kim has all those lovely gifts that were for her and her husband to have forever.  All given with love and much thoughtfulness.  Do you not see it? They must work it out.  They have to.

For the love of God, they have to.