One of the great reoccurring bits in Hollywood is one very few people know about.  Virtually every time Paul Rudd is on Conan promoting a new movie, he teases a clip from said film and instead plays the same clip from the legendary 1988 film Mac and Me. The clip features a boy in a wheelchair, uncontrollably flying down a hill until he flies off a cliff into a lake.  If that sounds insensitive, yes, it is.  AND to top it off, the clip ends with an poor excuse for the 1980s animatronic alien popping frame.   This is not a joke.

At work, Karen and I carry the Paul Rudd/Mac and Me torch, but one day it was revealed that neither of us had actually seen the movie.  In a perfectly executed call back, she got me the movie for my birthday.  As promised, here is the running diary of the first time I watched Mac and Me

Sunday December 28

00:00:00 – Look at this menu page.  Just glorious.  How can you not be excited to press play.  This is the Manifest Destiny of menu pages.  The unknown lies before us, but it can only hold great things.  Side Note: Based on the abundance of dogs in the background of that picture, I’m going to say that is a bit of subliminal foreshadowing.
Here we go.

Mac and Me Menu

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WTC Paris

 

14 Yankee TDJ

 

WTC Eiffel

 

YNWA

Back in August, I was invited to a Premier League match. I was given a list to choose from, but I didn’t have think about the choice for long. November 8. Liverpool v Chelsea. While I claim Spurs as my PL team, Anfield was easily on the top of my PL bucket list. You’ll Never Walk Alone is spine tingling on TV. So in person it has to be epic.

As with every trip I make overseas, as soon as I committed to the match, I started trying to figure out how to maximize my time. Every year,  I try to limit my days off in order to have no problem tacking vacation on to business trips like this one. I realize I am very fortunate to have this opportunity, so I might as well take advantage while I still can.

After much brainstorming, I put together a pretty solid plan. The goal is always simple. See cool things. Go cool places.

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Cold Spring

 

The .gifffffffffffffffffs have come back, to GP.  

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Flower Focus

 

Wear the Shirt She Bought You

The least you can do is take the tag off

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425 Header

 

Pull Out Her Chair

Should be common sense…but you never know

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