Wednesday, August 6, 2014

WW178: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, FORESTA LUMINA, and ORANGE IS THE NEW CONAN

Hey! Happy short work-week y'all!!
Here are the 5 things that I want you to enjoy this week…..because I enjoy them!
Welcome to 'Wonderful Wednesday'!

1.) It is close to lunch…..and I am blogging about a movie next…..so I give you this……perhaps instead of paying $12 on popcorn at the theatre…..you could make this…..as a bring along:

Caramel Pretzel Popcorn
INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups roughly chopped pretzels

12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
2 cups mini marshmallows (4 ounces)
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
8 cups air popped popcorn
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar

Last week I was reprimanded by a recipe I posted……so this week I need you to go to the original website for the how-to of this recipe. It may keep me from getting in trouble with a potential grumpy blogger who doesn't think adding links to their website - and Facebook page and Twitter is ENOUGH free advertisement…..
:-)
….or just go check out http://www.tablespoon.com for more yummy recipes!
THERE IS LOTS OF GOOD STUFF THERE!!!

2.) Guardians of the Galaxy. FUN. Sure…….it is just like the the Avengers in formula….but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable!!!! Here is a clip (just in case you live under a rock):


(iPhoners click HERE!)
Here are MY top 5 reasons to see it…..(by letter - so we don't get confused!!)
A - MAZINGLY cool s*^t! You know I love a good gadget - and this movie is stuffed FULL of them….like these:



B - and-tastic! The soundtrack. You had me at "Hooked on  Feeling"……. seriously….if you LOVE the eighties………this movie is chopper block FULL of references and music from that time….

“Hooked on a Feeling” Performed by Blue Swede,  “Go All the Way” Performed by Raspberries
“Spirit in the Sky”* Performed by Norman Greenbaum, “Moonage Daydream” Performed by David Bowie
“Fooled Around and Fell in Love” Performed by Elvin Bishop, “I’m Not in Love” Performed by 10cc
“I Want You Back” Performed by Jackson 5, “Come and Get Your Love” Performed by Redbone
“Cherry Bomb” Performed by The Runaways, “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” Performed by Rupert Holmes
“O-O-H Child” Performed by The Five Stairsteps, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel
C - OLOUR. Oh man, I am so glad we are not subjected to another "Nolan-esque" colour paletted movie full of grey and black……gimme a little purple ANYDAY!








D - ang funny! YES…. It has that whole 'Iron Man' comedy thing going for it!!!

E - ye Candy…….by way of rockin' interstellar bodies….oh…and the clothed cast were really good too!

F - or nerds only. ANYONE can enjoy this movie. Honestly it is just a big pile of FUN…..but for the truly deeply madly nerd-types, it is LAYERED in Easter Eggs and in-jokes!!!
OK….enough……moving on…..

3.) I was in Kensington Market this weekend….and went to Kid Icarus (as usual) I REALLY WANTED ONE OF THESE KEYCHAINS!!!!!!


I love these fantastic key tags from Greenwhich Letterpress! Choose from The Shining’s ‘Overlook Hotel’, Twin Peak’s ‘Great Northern’ and 90210′s ‘Peach Pit’

…oh and did I mention they are only $7!!!!!
COME ON!!!!

4.) I want to go to there!!!!!!‘Foresta Lumina‘!!!!!! Moment Factory has transformed the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook in Québec into an enchanted forest! Walk along a magical 2 km pathway winding through the trees. Along the way you will see characters drawn from the area’s myths and legends.



 COOL HUH? The marriage of colour and light and projection looks AH-MAH-ZING….


Check out this video:



Seriously…..LET'S GO!

www.momentfactory.com/fr
www.gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca/
www.forestalumina.com

5.)  HA!! Funny…..Conan…..(click here - iPhone peeps!)


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