1.28.2003 by , every Wednesday.
Nathan Lane comes over every Wednesday to the house to watch a movie, or just chat with Dan. Dan found these little chats so interesting, he decided to tape-record them and tell the world all the neat things Nathan had to say about movies and stuff.
Wednesday, January 22nd, cloudy
Looney Tunes (1930-1969) Friz Freleng, Tex Avery, and Chuck Jones make some of the best and most entertaining cartoons in history. Mel Blanc does the voices of such characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Foghorn Leghorn.
We had a long car ride, and Nathan's aunt has a tv/vcr in the van, so we were able to watch the entire amount of Looney Tunes produced by Warner Bros.
(you can hear the cartoons going on in the background)
Me: Ouch, that would hurt.
Nathan: Of course it would, you know how heavy that thing is?
Me: Probably about as heavy as this car.
Nathan: Even more!
Me: Do you ever wish you were a cartoon?
Nathan: Always. Every day.
Me: Really? Every day?
(you can hear Diana saying something)
Nathan: What was that?
(you still can't hear her, even though she's talking louder)
Nathan: Uh, sure.
Me: What's happening?
Nathan: You couldn't die. It would be awesome.
Me: What are we doing?
Nathan: And everything would be like bright colours and stuff.
Nathan: We're stopping.
Nathan: I don't know, I didn't hear her.
Me: Why doesn't the coyote just try again? It was a good idea!
Nathan: Did you bring chocolate?
Me: Yeah, it's here.
Nathan: The thing about these cartoons is they have a formula, but it's one you don't get tired of.
Me: Oh, man! How is he alive? Swallowing that?
Nathan: They're just clever enough to be constantly entertaining.
Me: I have a feeling this catapult is going to malfunction..
(somehow, all four tires popped at once on the van, so it's really loud, and you can hear lots of screaming. I guess somebody hit the volume control on the tv/vcr, 'cause you can hear the classical cartoon music really loud too. No one was hurt.)
as always, you can e-mail Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org to chat about movies or just talk about whatever.
Brideshead Revisited: A novel by Evelyn Waugh.