Archive for July, 2007

Harry Potter Book & Movie Countdown

Posted in books, Elvis, Harry Potter, movies, pop culture with tags on July 9, 2007 by Paxton

Harry Potter 5I am a huge dork for the Harry Potter series. I love both the books and the movies. Well, this week is the home stretch to the premier of the fifth Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I absolutely can’t wait. The movies have been coming along with the same high quality as the books so I’m very happy to see them continue. There was a scare after the first two movies that they were going to replace the 3 main characters because they were getting “too old”. Absolutely stupid and I probably would have stopped watching the movies. However, Warner Bros has gratefully decided to keep the main 3 actors and are continuing with the series unabated. I think Daniel Radcliffe as Harry has signed on for the final 2 films. Very exciting. I also have enjoyed the practice of switching directors every movie as it keeps things fresh (although 1 and 2 were directed by the same man, Chris Columbus). I’m stoked to see this 5th installment this weekend.

Harry Potter 7That makes this week Harry Potter Week here on my blog. On Wednesday or Thursday I’ll have a review of the first 4 Harry Potter movies. Also, since the seventh and final book is released NEXT Saturday, that would make next week Harry Potter week also. Which means next Wednesday or Thursday I’ll have reviews of the first 6 books up in anticipation of the final chapter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (UK cover shown to the left). I normally wait a few weeks or months to read a new Harry Potter book, but since this is the last one I plan on beginning reading it the moment I buy it. I can’t risk reading spoilers on the internet. It’s just too risky.

Anywho, hope everyone else is as excited for these two weeks as I am. I’m fit to burst, man.

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Oh, here’s something having absolutely nothing to do with Harry Potter. I found this at Walgreens the other day. Reese’s “King” Size Big Cups with peanut butter and banana creme. And there’s a picture of Elvis on it! Haha, get it, cause Elvis liked Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches. Awesome. Well, the candy is okay, probably not something I’d eat everyday, but not bad. I love the packaging though, obviously.

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7-11 and The Simpsons: A “Kwik-E” Update

Posted in 7-11, movies, pop culture, Simpsons, TV shows with tags , , , on July 3, 2007 by Paxton

Movie LogoOn July 27 the long awaited (10 years in the making) Simpsons Movie will hit your local theaters. I haven’t watched the show in a few years but I am still pretty excited about seeing the movie. Some of the older shows are just classics. Anyway, this morning I was reading a few of my favorite pop culture blogs and I found out that, over this past weekend, ten 7-11 stores were converted into real, honest-to-goodness Kwik-E-Marts. Yes, if you live in one of the 10 designated cities you too can walk into a Kwik-E-Mart and buy Simpsons branded products while plastic standees of Simpsons characters stare at you….judging you. How cool is that?

Kwik-E-MartWhy only ten stores? Good question, but I think 7-11 is footing the bill for converting the stores for what looks to be the greatest movie promotion in the history of movie promotions. Not only are the 7-11s getting a facial, they are also going to sell products that are found in the Simpsons show. You’ll find the famous donuts with pink icing and sprinkles, cans of Buzz Cola, Raidoactive Man comics and boxes of Frosted Krusty-Os cereal. It’s a veritable smorgasbord of Simpsons goodness.

The closest store to me is in Orlando, FL. It’s about 2.5-3 hours away. I really have to search inside myself to decide if a 3 hour trip (one-way) is worth it to buy a box of Krusty-Os or a Squishee. It’s really close to a yes, though. It’s hard to fathom that I am about 3 hours away from bathing my naked body in blue Squishee and gorging myself sick on pink-icing donuts with sprinkles (do-o-o-o-o-o-o-nuts). It’s too much for my pop culture addicted brain.

Aha! I do notice that one of the 7-11s is in Dallas, TX. It might be more efficient to have my in-laws drive to it and grab me a few things. Dan & Kathi, you hear me? Do you mind? πŸ™‚

Very, very cool. Here are some pictures I found of blogs who have already been to one of these (click the pics for links to those articles). Enjoy, and if one is near you, go check it out.

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