Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

Where Amazing Happens

December 12, 2008
Once Michael gets up there he says, ‘Well, maybe I’ll just hang up here in the air for a while, just sit back.’ Then all of a sudden, he says, ‘Well, maybe I’ll 360. No I changed my mind. I’ll go up on the other side.’ He’s just incredible.

Magic Johnson

I love those NBA commercials that have the nice little piano tune and images of the players. I think it’s a concept that could be used to promote something more important than pro basketball.  If you haven’t seen them I’m sure they are on youtube.  I actually watched two basketball games last night, Toronto vs. Indiana, and L.A. (Lakers) vs. Phoenix.  I am a fan of the sport and play it whenever I get the chance.  NBA basketball, more than any other pro sports, allows it’s best athletes to perform ridiculous, circus tricks that bend the rules a little.  Last night Jamario Moon put back a miss while jumping over another player. Although you moght argue that he technically touched the ball in a somewhat illegal way, it was still a great play.  If you follow the Raptors then you’ve probably already seen it. My point in all this is that often people are drawn to flash points of briliance rather than larger bodies of work.  I think it’s an interesting contrast to our lives. We live for a reasonably long amount of time, most of which is filled with fairly boring events, like sleeping, eating, in my case sitting around.  Then periodcially we have awesome experiences that stand out in our memories.  When people sit down to write their memoirs they tend to pick out the funny, unique, informative, and interesting stories of their lives. They leave out all the mundane day to day business.

I have always been fascinated with what goes on between the plot points in movies and tv shows.  I don’t want to see how characters spend their evenings, or watch them drive to work but I always think about the many experiences they get to avoid because they are fictional characters.  I guess it’s a response to the fact that my life doesn’t get to be that way, and I get to spend my time waiting for the adventure to come.

Please take some time to vote on the poll in yesterday’s post and I will spend today enjoying a concert DVD or two, courtesy of you. Thanks for your continued support of The Alder Fork blog and podcast. I didn’t think anyone would read or listen, but there you are and I love you for it.