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Tues, Dec. 5 - who did what I did today?

Biscuit's picture

Namely - rush out and get Pirates of the Caribean, Dead Man's Chest, on DVD???? (lol)


My little son has been reminding me for 2 weeks that it was coming out on DVD today and could I PU-LEASE go to BJ's today and get it!  How could I refuse? (G)


Mama, I'm just a factory of love!  Know why?  Because no matter how much love I make and give you, I'm always making more!  That's what a factory does, so I'm a Factory of Love! - Max

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

monstersmom10's picture

(post #46630, reply #1 of 27)

That's really nice of you, Mom!  I'm sure he can't wait to watch it, so why don't you guys have a movie nite tonight?

mulch52's picture

(post #46630, reply #2 of 27)

as the ad says, "are you the coolest mom ever?" 
"Yep, pretty much."


We'll all be over to watch, one of these days.

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #46630, reply #3 of 27)

The Pirates movies remind me of the original Star Wars trilogy - great popcorn movies that parents could love as much as their kids did. Gawd I love a good flick where all the swashes get buckled (or is that buckles that get swashed?)

So, Biscuit, got enough popcorn for all of us?





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RheaS's picture

(post #46630, reply #6 of 27)

Speaking of popcorn, I saw a popcorn recipe that I have to try one of these days: bacon popcorn. It's from Sally Schneider's Improvisational Cook. Crisp up some bacon, toss popcorn with bacon drippings and then the crisped bacon. Definitely one of those "now why didn't I think of that?!" recipes.

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #46630, reply #7 of 27)

Oh, that does sound good! Peter's popcorn trick is to toss it with some dried ranch dressing and a bit of oil -- very yummy if you get the proportions right, downright disgusting if you don't.





"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
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TracyK's picture

(post #46630, reply #11 of 27)

My popcorn trick is cooking it in sunflower oil with a sprinkling of butter-flavored salt (before popping).


My friends call it crack corn. :-)


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AJ12754's picture

(post #46630, reply #19 of 27)

very yummy if you get the proportions right, downright disgusting if you don't.


Thanks for my first laugh of the day :-)


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Marcia's picture

(post #46630, reply #22 of 27)

"Peter's Popcorn"...sounds like something that should be marketed. :)

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #46630, reply #23 of 27)

I'll put him on to it as soon as he retires. Lord knows the man can't sit around the house patting dogs all day...&8;^)





"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
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Marcia's picture

(post #46630, reply #24 of 27)

LOL!

Biscuit's picture

(post #46630, reply #8 of 27)

As a matter of fact....I probably have enough for all of CT and then some! (G)


We love popcorn in this house.  I make it ALL the time.


Mama, I'm just a factory of love!  Know why?  Because no matter how much love I make and give you, I'm always making more!  That's what a factory does, so I'm a Factory of Love! - Max

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Lee's picture

(post #46630, reply #4 of 27)

Has he already seen it?  I don't know how old he is, but I thought the scenes on the ship with Davey Jones and his spooky crew could be frightening to a young child.

Jean's picture

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It was frightening to me.



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Biscuit's picture

(post #46630, reply #9 of 27)

Yes, he saw it in the theater.  I was a little worried, but he begged and begged and I finally caved for a matinee, but I was watching him like a HAWK the entire movie, just in case anything worried him.


I shouldn't have worried.  He was fine, and thought it was great fun.  Of course, Max thought the Krackan was the best part, and Davey Jones.  Figures.  He seems to be obsessed with giant squid lately, and orthocones.  No, I don't know why - he's 5 and a boy, that's all I can figure (G).  The rest of the movie didn't seem to register.  He can be very focused on just what he wants to see and tune out other things.


Max really doesn't seem to be frightened of things like that - his favorite movie of all time is Jurassic Park, all three of them, and he watches them over and over and over.  No problems at all.


Now - Lilo & Stitch?  Monsters Inc.?  First 15 minutes of Finding Nemo? Snow White was a scream fest - not fun.   He will wail and  cry and beg to turn movies like that off.  Monsters Inc. petrified him, as did L&S.  I don't know why. 


Mama, I'm just a factory of love!  Know why?  Because no matter how much love I make and give you, I'm always making more!  That's what a factory does, so I'm a Factory of Love! - Max

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Gretchen's picture

(post #46630, reply #10 of 27)

Have you seen Happy Feet?

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tiramisu's picture

(post #46630, reply #12 of 27)

Biscuit. That's funny. DS has always been scared of disney movies and I thought that I was the only one on the planet with a child that didn't like disney movies. He has no problems with real stuff like actual animals and their ways on animal planet or jurassic park etc. He loves prehistoric park on animal planet and knows so much about dinosaurs that it is mind boggling.

Biscuit's picture

(post #46630, reply #13 of 27)

Sounds just like Max!  No problem with "real" things (he LOVED Prehistoric Park!  Can't wait for it to come out on DVD), but fantasy things?  Oh, no, no.


We have a budding paleontologist, too - or as Max says:  a paleo-marine biologist (G).  If your son loved Prehistoric Park, have you ever let him watch the Walking with Dinosaurs series?  Especially the Being Chased by Dinosaurs - that DVD gets a lot of play here.  Nigel Marvin is in that, too, and goes "on safari".  (G)  You can get it through Amazon.  It's really excellent.


 


Mama, I'm just a factory of love!  Know why?  Because no matter how much love I make and give you, I'm always making more!  That's what a factory does, so I'm a Factory of Love! - Max

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

tiramisu's picture

(post #46630, reply #15 of 27)

No, I'll look for it. One of the things he had on his christmas list was a book about ocean life, so I ordered the blue planet book (of BBC blue planet series which he loves watching on animal planet) from amazon. He also wanted an ipod (coz we're the only people on the planet without an ipod, mom) but santa's not bringing an ipod for sure. Maybe these DVDs. Let me check them out.

Biscuit's picture

(post #46630, reply #20 of 27)

While you are there, if you do buy the "Chased by Dinosaurs" DVD (and I recommend you do - if he loved Prehistoric Park he'll go crazy for this), there's a book that supplements the ocean part of that DVD:  Chased by Sea Monsters:  Prehistoric Predators of the Deep by Nigel Marvin and Jasper James, DK Publishing.  It's one of Max's favorite dinosaur books.  Really, really excellent.


Oh, and - no, you are not the only family in the US without an IPod.  I'll be honest - I'm not even sure what an IPod is, and I figure if I don't know what they do, I don't need one.  (G)  We don't have video games in this house, either. 


Mama, I'm just a factory of love!  Know why?  Because no matter how much love I make and give you, I'm always making more!  That's what a factory does, so I'm a Factory of Love! - Max

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

tiramisu's picture

(post #46630, reply #21 of 27)

No video games at my place either. I sort of know what the ipod does but I don't have the need for McMusic or McVideo yet. I still get most of my news from NPR and music from radio supplemented by internet (both news and music sites). Very, very, very little TV at our place. So we are rather slow at getting gadgets and widgets at our place and DS is begining to notice.


Edited to add: Checked amazon - Not available before christmas. I will still go ahead and order it and just wait for it to arrive.


Edited 12/6/2006 10:49 am ET by tiramisu

msm-s's picture

(post #46630, reply #25 of 27)

interesting thread. i never saw either POTC, but assumed they would not be appropriate for my 5 yr-old, R3, based on ads and trailers. though i don't know why- he loves the first 3 harry potter movies which he saw last year when he was 4 and is not a bit scared of them (though after the last onesuddenly was relunctant to go into a dark room all year whereas he never had been afraid before). in fact, i'm knitting him a neck scarf in the Gryfendor colors for christmas.
BTW, i hadn't planned on getting him started on those movies but when he was 3 we went to see cute disney film Home oon the Range and of course, the trailer for Harry potter blindsided me. R3 soaked it up.
anyway, he shows great interest is seeing the depp pirate movies, so based on this thread i guess i'll rent them and see how it goes.

Biscuit's picture

(post #46630, reply #26 of 27)

msm - if he can handle the HP films - he can handle the POC movies.  But if you feel better - rent them and see them first.  I think actually the POC movies are less scary than the 3rd HP film.


Actually - I've been waffling over the last HP film - The Goblet of Fire.  Max wants to see it, and I'm waffling.  The end is pretty scary - I am not sure if he's ready for that.  I don't know.


Mama, I'm just a factory of love!  Know why?  Because no matter how much love I make and give you, I'm always making more!  That's what a factory does, so I'm a Factory of Love! - Max

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

msm-s's picture

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i agree that the latest HPs are a bit old. just because R3 wants to see them, and probably could handle them, doesn't mean it's appropriate. they grow up so darn fast anyway-

MadMom's picture

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I think I've mentioned this before, but my DGSs loved Finding Nemo, even the first part, although Kevin refers to anyone who is unspeakably evil (like our president) as a "bad barracuda" and they both enjoyed Monsters, Inc.  However, there were parts in the Baby Einstein videos (one in particular with giraffes playing kazoos) which sent them into hysterics.  One can never guess what is going to upset them.  I think the key is, like Biscuit, to watch them like a hawk.



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tiramisu's picture

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You know I used to actually get worried about him when the little girl next door had to comfort him during the scary scenes in beauty and the beast or some such princess movie. But now I'm less worried because I think it is mostly the sound and the dark scenes that scared him. DH had to walk out of the theater during 'Chicken little' and we tease him saying he's our own chicken little - but now I'm begining to understand that it's just his preference.

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #46630, reply #17 of 27)

Pre-ordered it on Amazon months ago!

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AJ12754's picture

(post #46630, reply #18 of 27)

I did the same -- got it at Costco because I have two teenage girls who think Dep is the end-all and be-all of male beauty.

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