by Phil Warren
How long HAS it been? ~24 Years
Why: I don’t remember much before the age of 4, but some of my earliest memories of media were of black and white films, mostly silent, featuring a fat man and a skinny man.
What was it then: I dimly recall watch a fat man and a skinny man being funny. I’d laugh, clap my hands, and be ever so delighted. Heh. Fat man and skinny man. Wooooo boy, it can’t be funnier to a 4 year old, unless a fat man and a skinny man hurt themselves in cartoonish fashions.
What it is now: A fan man and a skinny man hurting each other in cartoonish fashions. I didn’t clap as much this time. I’m also not wholly sure this is the same fat man and skinny man I witnessed when I was a kid.
Notes: This is not… quite as entertaining as I barely remember it to be. Also, I have NO IDEA if this was even a movie I’d seen before, or if this was the correct fat/skinny duo. This was a struggle, trying to recapture a memory so far gone in the past. I think if I marinate on it a little more, I can find the specific movies I once saw…
Today’s Rediscovery: “The NeverEnding Story”
How long HAS it been? ~20 years?
Why: I honestly can’t remember when I saw this last. It wasn’t anytime in or beyond middle school, but I do know this was a pivotal part of my youth. Just listen to this song, and tell me you don’t feel like you just freebased some childhood memories:
Brave Newbie Writers
- No Weekend Left Behind An adventure group dedicated to ensuring that when the work week is done, the weekend lives up to it’s potential.
- The Eskhaton The life and times of Cub, an adventurer I respect blossoming with energy who sucks the marrow out of life.
- This Tumblr Will Change Your Life Part instruction manual, part therapy, part religious cult, part sheer anarchy, this is a day-to-day quest very similar to “This Book Will Change Your Life”