Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's me! Daniel! You know, From School!

Whoa, Hey, What , whodatohmygosh IT'S ME!!! DANIEL! I'M ALIVE!!!!!!!! Seriously! ME! DANIEL! Ok, so we've gotten the point across, right? It's me, Daniel. And I'm alive.
What have I been doing lately? Well, I was in the school musical at North Layton. That's why I've not posted here in a while, and for that you have my sincere apoligivites. But the show, Man it was AWESOME! And most of that awesomeness was supplied by the awesome people who made the play awesome.

But let's backtrack it a little bit. The play was called "Once On This Island", twas basically a Caribbean retelling of the original Little Mermaid story but with Rich people and Peasants instead of people and creepy sea people. It takes place on an Island where rivers run deep, where the sea sparkling in the sun earns the name "Jewel of the Antilles", an Island where the poorest of the peasants labor, and the wealthiest of the Grand-Hommes play. You see, there are two different worlds on one island. The Grand-Hommes, owners of the land, and masters of their own fate, And the Peasants, eternally at the mercy of the wind and the sea, who pray constantly... To the gods! Asaka, Mother of the earth, Agwe, God of Water, Erzulie, Beautiful goddess of love, and Papa Ge (yes, it's pronounced the way you think it is...) sly demon of death! This peasant girl who was saved by the gods from a storm falls in love with a rich french guy, and she sells her soul to Papa Ge to keep him alive after Richm'n crashes into a tree somehow. Her love, Named Daniel, is taken back to his rich whateverland and she goes to find him there, where she discovers that he's engaged to some french girl named Andrea. Her heart is broken, and she waits for her love outside of the gates until he is married. He pretty much ignores her, so she dies somehow and the gods turn her into... A TREE! A friggin' tree. Cue big dance number and emotional "entire cast gathers 'round the campfire and sings" thing. Good times had by all, greatest time of my life.
So that was basically the intro to the play. I played Agwe (one of the lead parts), and I got my own song and everything. Which is surprising considering the only reason I tried out was because my friends Bailey, Isaac, Grant and Blake did. Bailey ended up doing a Friggin' awesome job as Andrea and Isaac had two lines as French Gossiper #2, Grant was a storyteller and Blake was Isaac's peasant soulmate, Peasant #2.Which was equally as awesome. Great job guys. Anyway, this whole post so far has been leading up to this awesome sentence that will change all of our lives forever:

I'm making a documentary.

"Whoa, did he just say that? My life is forever changed!"

So yeah, I filmed a lot of the rehearsals and stuff, totalling at about 3 and a half hours of footage. I'm gonna start editing it together and making it into the greatest documentary ever! Who wants to help me? Anybody?

Fine. Losers. I'll make my own best film ever.

Anyway, other than that, I'm still just being awesome. Oh, check this out.

Yes. Just... Yes.

Man, I spent a ton of time on that Once on this Island summary...

Oh, how Awesome is "Moulin Rouge!"? I just watched it for the first time in a long time a few days ago, I never really realized how awesomely hyperactive it is. It's like the film editor had really bad ADD when he put it together. So cool. And the soundtrack is awesome too, I love how they start singing "Smells like Teen Spirit" in the middle of some big show tune type dealio. And that's awl ah have t'say 'bout that.

I bought The Silversun Pickups' new album, Swoon. Good stuff! I enjoy it about as much as I like their first album, it's every bit as Siamese Dream-ish as Carnavas. Get dat.

I'm really excited for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which comes out tomorrow. It looks to be a kick-awesome film indeed.

I'm also REALLY looking forward to... wait for it... Wait for it... Star Trek!

I think it was a GENIUS idea to bring this kinda-dying franchise back to life with an Origin story and young cast for Kirk, Spock, Scotty and the original crew of the good ol' USS Enterprise. Ok, I sound like a trekkie, but I swear I'm not. I've only ever seen a few episodes of the original show and The Next Generation. And Star Trek IV.


Live long and prosper, whales. You're my favorite aquatic mammals.

And with that, my glorious return to the bloggish realm is here. Here's the Shatman.

And just for fun, Elton John. Who's going on tour again with Billy Joel. I gotta see that. Way to scare the crap outta me, Elton. I think it's gonna be a long, long time before I get that image out of my head...

Monday, December 15, 2008


So like a month ago, me and my homeboys (my brothers and my dad) went and saw Quantum of Solace. As we were walking out, we saw this monstrosity of a poster...

We had a laugh at the crazy looking Goat, Lizard, Monkey, orb wielding people, and thought the title sounded like a noise you'd make when you sneeze,but thought nothing of it. We went on our merry way.

So just like 15 minutes ago, i found a Yahoo! headline thing that said "Animated 'Delgo' Has Worst Wide Release Opening Ever". That's right, ever. Here's a tidbit from the article.

"Don't feel too left out if you missed seeing the animated adventure movie "Delgo" this past weekend. No one did. In fact, the movie broke a record for having the worst opening ever for a film in wide release. "Delgo" earned a measly $511,920 this weekend on 2,160 screens, not even breaking the top ten. That's an average of $237 per screen for the three days. If you figure there were five screenings a day, and assume ticket prices are about $8, that comes out to two people in the theater per showing."

And apparently some guy just decided to make a 40 million dollar CGI movie, didn't get picked up by a studio, and made only half a million dollars. Poor guy. I laugh at him. But who would miss out on such a magical film? IMDB list such classic characters as Filo, Bogardus(My personal favorite. It's not a very pleasant name.),Elder Marley, Delgo's Father, Narrator (what a terrible name), Ando, Giddy, Lockni Man, and Spig and Spog. I mean, come on people. Can't we just give Bogardus (that name gets a laugh out of me every time, man) a break and go see his freakin' movie? The poster we saw even said it won a "Red Stick Award" for best animated feature. I mean, come on, who doesn't want a red stick?

K, I'm done going on about this. Anyone wanna go see Delgo? I heard it's really good. LIES!

Friday, November 14, 2008

One time...

You know, John Lennon once said, "Sometimes... when you argue... It almost makes you less... less smarter than you...usually are..."

I'm pretty sure he said that...Yeah, I'm pretty sure that was him. Yep, It definitely was. It was him. It was definitely John Lennon. Don't... Don't argue with me.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hey, You guys!


Good ol' chunk... You guys know the Goonies, right? Um shut up yes you do.

Anyway, Just thought I'd say I'm still alive, if any of you care. Which I'm sure not many of you do, but... you know. Just sayin'.

Hey Bailey and Rachel and any of my other friends who found my blog... How'd you find my blog? You guys are just like making references to it and stuff, and I still don't get how the heck you found it.

So... Here's a picture of a marmoset.

He's cool, get off his case.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mullets and Shatperds Pie...

Hey, Wow, Guys, IT'S ME! You KNOW it! I've been stavin' it off for a while, but I'm back in the Bloggidee worl'! Let's see what's new... Oh, Oh, Oh, One time, like a week ago even, This one kid had a mullet. Then he shaved it. I know right? Freakin' Freaked me the OUT!

That's Mulletastic! I came up with an equation for a mullet. If L=3T, then M must exist. (L=Length, T=Top, M=MULLET!) Can you really argue with me there? No, you can't.


So In other news, (Or Another News, as Blair once told me in a childhood dream) How freakin' good is pumpkin pie? I'll tell you how good it is you communist, It's Freakin' good.

You want it. Shut up yes you do.

For some strange reason, This one's not quite as appealing... hm...

Well, Until next time, Please stop trying to handle my style. You can NOT handle my style. Now get thee hence.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Holy Blogged, Batm'n!

'Sup people. I'm still Daniel. Contrary to popular belief, no I was not killed at the Olympics. Whoever started that rumor gets no cookies. (I'm looking at YOU, Blair...) Anyways, Cool stuff's been going on. Went and saw Clap Your Hands Say Yeah live, and it was awesome. There's more details on my brother's blogs, I'm just too lazy to post them. Also, why are bags of skittles so hard to open? You spend more time opening the freakin' bag than you do eating the things!

Anyway, I guess I'm done with all my philosophical ramblings... about Skittles, anyway.

So in conclusion, a midget probably wouldn't make a great pet. Amen.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cooletht thing ever.

I know some of you get this joke. It's funny. Laugh.