Saturday, October 22, 2011

Being Elmo

We've celebrated Kevin Clash here before, so it's probably no surprise that we're pretty excited about 'Being Elmo', the acclaimed documentary about his life's work.

Passion is one of G:TB's themes, mostly because we're trying to find it in our lives. Kevin Clash's story makes me happy, makes me hopeful, and makes me wish I had my hand up a Muppet's ass. Watch the trailer for 'Being Elmo' and join me in heading to the cineplex when it's released in DC at the E Street Theatre on November 11. NYC readers can catch it now at the IFC Theatre. Floridian's are gonna need to head to Boca. I'm working my documentary film connections to see if we can fix that.

45 comments:

Dave said...

i hate "elmo" so much i'm not even going to watch the trailer. in fact, i think i've found my passion: loathing elmo.

rob said...

i can see hating that slut rosita, but elmo?

T.J. said...

Even Muppets know how to use blog post labels, rob.

zman said...

I'm working on a film about the woman from choo choo soul.

rob said...

i have my own labeling muppet - big blond goofy one

Igor said...

I saw Elmo in Williamsburg today. His wife is pregnant again and he was driving a minivan.

T.J. said...

Would Summer Dave loathe Elmo? I'm not so sure.

rob said...

so far today i've fed two kids breakfast, coached a soccer game, ordered a birthday cake, fed two kids lunch, driven a kid to play rehearsal, painted a mailbox post, driven another kid to a party, picked up a kid from play rehearsal, and dropped the same kid off at a different party. i'm about to cook dinner for the remaining kid.

i will thoroughly enjoy the drunk i'm going to embark upon this evening.

Dave said...

i had a similar week, and i'm leaving my family to go embark on a drunk with a dad who has had a similar week. i'm not supposed to show up until eight, so that his wife is putting his kids down, but i feel if i don't start walking in the next five minutes, I might fall asleep. also, i can't actually walk, because involvement with three soccer teams, plus my own soccer playing, has given me plantar fascitis. when do we get to retire?

i miss summer dave.

Danimal said...

Hall pass tonight. Been boozing w kdawg lynch since noon. I feel your pain though. But not really. Go irish

zman said...

I one-manned an infant from 6 pm on Wednesday to 7:30 pm yesterday. Accordingly I slept until 11 today and will go to the Jest game tomorrow.

Samantha said...

I'll bet even Elmo knows how to properly use apostrophes.

rob said...

danimal, give my best to lynch. i love that crazy bastard.

rob said...

someone's gonna get some well-deserved spousal abuse.

rob said...

z, i'm constitutionally incapable of sleeping past 8 any more. i'd kill a small mammal to be able to sleep until 11.

rob said...

and finally, alabama better wake the fuck up

TR said...

Michigan State just used a safety and some chicanery to make this Wisconsin game worth watching. Folks in the crowd are getting fired up.

zman said...

Between March 11 and October 19, I hadn't slept for more than 5 consecutive hours, and typically got by on two 3 hour rests per night separated by one hour of screaming, bottling, and diapering. I guarantee that you could sleep until 11 after running that gauntlet. I was also famously the laziest guy in the house based in no small part on my sleeping prowess.

In other news, I bought a jersey for the first time ever (I have another one that a friend gave me). I'll let you guess whose (or is it who's -- Samantha, help a fratre out) name is on the back. TR cannot guess.

rob said...

i will go with emerson boozer

zman said...

Not a bad guess (boozer's wife was zsister-in-law's basketball coach so zin-laws ate friends with the boozers) but wrong.

That parenthetical will prompt an outburst from TR.

TR said...

no it won't

rob said...

caps are having a nifty opening month

rob said...

sick run between the tackles by trent richardson

rob said...

jerry underrated this evening's action - big hockey game, entertaining games in east lansing, south bend, and tuscaloosa, and a world series game shaping up as a doozy.

al toon?

Mark said...

Wisconsin doesn't look nearly as good against legit competition it seems. I don't really know though. Just got home. For those keeping score, I've spent just over 7 hours at the fair this weekend.

Mark said...

For 10:15 on a Saturday night, there are an awful lot of good sports viewing options available.

TR said...

Mark - Wisconsin owned the first 20minutes of this game. Momentum changed in a hurry after a terrible Russell Wilson safety. Crazy turn of events.

But I agree. They seemed great after their Nebraska win, but are succumbing to the pressure.

Mark said...

I was following the game via Twitter. Sounded like Wisconsin was on the verge of running away with the game early. I have nothing against Wisconsin but I'm happy to see the Big Ten effectively eliminated from BCS title contention.

rob said...

buhbye big ten - back to irrelevance for you. again.

rob said...

but notre dame has shiny new helmets!

TR said...

I root for as many undefeated teams are as possible each year because I like to think that the ridiculousness of having so many undefeateds will force a better conclusion to the regular season. It is a fruitless endeavor, but I find myself drawn to rooting for it anyway.

Mark said...

Hmmm, maybe I spoke to soon on Wisconsin.

Mark said...

Texas Tech is up 21-7 on Texas Tech. too bad I can't find it on my TV.

Mark said...

Oops. It's on ESPN2. Yay!

Mark said...

I've only been watching since about halftime, but since then Russell Wilson has made a number of very poor throws.

rob said...

whoa. hold the phone.

Mark said...

Indeed.

Mark said...

Wow. What a drive By Russell Wilson. Showed you all his strengths, and more importantly tied the game

rob said...

wisky really should have read that shovel pass better

rob said...

i hope everyone saw the end of the wisky/msu game.

Danimal said...

Dagger

T.J. said...

HOLY FUCKING SHIT THAT WAS CRAZY

rob said...

i'm going to bed now so i can get up at 3:00 for the rugby world cup final. #noimnot #notevenclose

Mark said...

Tommy Tuberville is doing some real Tuberville shit to Oklahoma right now.

mikel astrong said...

i hate "elmo" so much i'm not even going to watch the trailer. in fact, i think i've found my passion: loathing elmo.

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