Back to Normal
Whew! That was a wild ride. Never in my wildest imaginings did I expect such an awesome response for this giveaway–that was unbelievable! Clearly there are some book lovers out there who are willing to go the distance to win books or book paraphenalia or gift cards to buy books! Clearly you are a tasteful group!
In terms of a winner, well here’s the thing…I am experiencing technical difficulties. The Random Number Generator picked a random number, I cross-referenced it with my spreadsheet, and checked that the requirements for entry had been met…and hit a roadblock. I’m hoping to have this resolved today in order to announce the winner. If I cannot get it resolved, it’s back to the Random Number Generator, so stay tuned.
But now it’s time to get back to normal here on the blog. Normally, I talk books and whatever else strikes my fancy. And today, I’m talking Disney movies…not the new ones…the oldies. And not the animated ones–the live action ones that were just good, clean fun, minus the special effects. Bascially, the ones some of you have missed out on, and that’s a darn shame.
Over the past few years I have systematically been checking out all the old live-action Disney movies that I loved when I was a kid and watching them with my boys. These are kids who LOVE video games and cool special effects. But they also love slapstick humor and out-and-out silliness, and they have loved these. Here are my top five. Please feel free to list your faves in the comments. I’d love to think I’ve missed one or two…
1. The North Avenue Irregulars…a CLASSIC, full of hilarious hi-jinks
2. The Apple Dumpling Gang…two kooky but loveable small-time thiefs foil some true criminals
3. The Swiss Family Robinson…a shipwreck, pirates, an ostrich race, and a little romance
4. Mary Poppins…practically perfect in every way
5. The Absent-minded Professor…so out of control, it’s cringe-worthy
Runners up: The Parent Trap, That Darn Cat, The Shaggy Dog, Candleshoe
Anybody else got a favorite?