Saturday night in Greenwich Village, 1982
Personal Canon: “How Crayons Are Made”
On Episode 8 of the 11th season of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Mister Rogers showed us a film that has always stuck with me—and which has stuck with many of you, too—about how crayons are made. Mister Rogers’ show was always so calm and informative and direct that it pulled you right into it, and that power has not lessened decades later. This segment has, for whatever reason, fascinated many of us ever since we first saw it. I have never been in a conversation about Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood where this segment didn’t get brought up in the first five minutes.
You can watch the six minute segment here on PBS.com.
I absolutely remember watching this when it aired… It’s stuck with me ever since, too…
Yes, I got this from John Mayer. But I have always loved this, deeply.
Today, I braided together some little flowers. Then, I put them on my goat.
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Bill Murray on Gilda Radner:
“Gilda got married and went away. None of us saw her anymore. There was one good thing: Laraine had a party one night, a great party at her house. And I ended up being the disk jockey. She just had forty-fives, and not that many, so you really had to work the music end of it. There was a collection of like the funniest people in the world at this party. Somehow Sam Kinison sticks in my brain. The whole Monty Python group was there, most of us from the show, a lot of other funny people, and Gilda. Gilda showed up and she’d already had cancer and gone into remission and then had it again, I guess. Anyway she was slim. We hadn’t seen her in a long time. And she started doing, “I’ve got to go,” and she was just going to leave, and I was like, “Going to leave?” It felt like she was going to really leave forever.
So we started carrying her around, in a way that we could only do with her. We carried her up and down the stairs, around the house, repeatedly, for a long time, until I was exhausted. Then Danny did it for a while. Then I did it again. We just kept carrying her; we did it in teams. We kept carrying her around, but like upside down, every which way—over your shoulder and under your arm, carrying her like luggage. And that went on for more than an hour—maybe an hour and a half—just carrying her around and saying, “She’s leaving! This could be it! Now come on, this could be the last time we see her. Gilda’s leaving, and remember that she was very sick—hello?”
We worked all aspects of it, but it started with just, “She’s leaving, I don’t know if you’ve said good-bye to her.” And we said good-bye to the same people ten, twenty times, you know.
And because these people were really funny, every person we’d drag her up to would just do like five minutes on her, with Gilda upside down in this sort of tortured position, which she absolutely loved. She was laughing so hard we could have lost her right then and there.
It was just one of the best parties I’ve ever been to in my life. I’ll always remember it. It was the last time I saw her.”
I saw this movie tonight. Here’s is a conversation that happened:
Guy: That was such a horrible movie.
*man in front of us starts clapping… turns out to be Quentin Tarantino*
Guy: Of course Tarantino would love it.
(above illustration by duanevalentino… also my favorite shot from the film)
The Master was beautiful!
It’s quite possible everyone has already spent the time looking this bit of information up, but for those of us who are a little lazy or let’s call it busy, I did the googling for you. On this week’s episode of Breaking Bad (Buyout), Walt tells Jesse he can go home while they are making the meth. Jesse collects his stuff and Walt starts getting ready in the tented room and begins whistling making Jesse pause outside the tent. I made a mental note to find out what he was whistling, because Vince Gilligan doesn’t do anything without a reason. Walt was whistling a Queen song called ‘Lily of the Valley’.
Happy Shark Week!
It’s so funny, this is what I’M wearing right now.
Happy Birthday Burt Ward
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