SKY CAPTAIN AND THE
Finally, time for some more reviews! A lackluster Sky Captain! A gleaming Garden State! It's all
right here! Exclamation point! Exclamation point! Exclamation point!
MOO. OINK. BAAA.
I went to the L.A. County Fair with some folks this past weekend. I have some pictures and a movie to show you.
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I was in Anaheim in August working on one of our usual Sales Meetings. They are tons of work, but also usually quite fun. Here's a tiny little collection of what a Sales Meeting is to me.
Sure, we had Garry Marshall, but afterwards we had Kevin Smith! Yes, Kevin is known for his foul mouth, and yet somehow he was approved to come speak. Thank God. Because he was hilarious. He managed to rag on Disney while still being loyal and appreciative of how he owes his life to it. Some were offended by his "speech," but most of us were laughing too hard to care.
I did not get to meet Kevin, as I was too busy.
Here's my chum Marcy standing with another of our guest speakers, Jim Craig. Jim was part of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, the one that beat the USSR so memorably at Lake Placid. The recent Disney movie Miracle told the story of that team, and so why not have Jim come and give our sales folks a rousing talk? His mouth was cleaner than Kevin's, and his spiel was more motivational in tone. He seemed like a very nice guy who did not take his victory for granted.
I did not get to meet Jim, as I was too busy.
TRINKETS AND TOYS!
I like to have some kind of toy mascot keep me company during the hellishly long hours we work for these functions. The wonderful Jackie T. bought me this replica of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from
Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones. Palpatine's the one who turns into the Emperor. While Palpi makes me gag as a representation of all that went wrong with the Star Wars movies, he was a fitting and beneficial companion beside my Macs. He is also a lover of spicy food, and so pounced on this enormous bottle of Tabasco sauce, keeping it for his own. Indeed, Darth Sidious is not one to share.
I did not get to punish Palpi for his selfishness, as I was too busy.
Speaking of sauces, I give you Heinz. Cool shirt with cool vintage label, cool tiny bottle of actual product, cool veiled political statement regarding John Kerry's wife, and cool little Bush-slamming button. But how did this all come to be? Sometimes we have to order room service and eat in the ballroom where we're still prepping for the show. This usually happens very late. Room service often comes with miniature versions of products we use in the real world. The rest is all fascinating coincidence.
I did not get to eat this ketchup, as I was too busy.
AND THAT IS WHAT IS A SALES MEETING IS.
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Updated September 20, 2004 (Day of Unquenchable Circumstance)
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