Monday, July 24, 2006
Vaughan Penn ‘Angels Fly’
In case you’re wondering if this is a music review, it’s not. The title of each blog is the music that I’m listening to for the day. And so if it’s my choice of the day, it has my unofficial stamp of approval. Please feel free to check out any of the musical selections for yourself.
The other day, my nephew and I watched Herbie Fully Loaded as soon as it arrived from Netflix. Preston doesn’t know about the Disney legacy involving the little white “punch buggy” with the number 53.
Me? I was long time fan of Herbie and his films. I remember being bored stiff as a child when my parents dragged me to Disney on Ice at the Greensboro Coliseum. My sisters really wanted to go and I was the odd man out. I couldn’t care less about all the singing and skating, but when that little Aryan car made his appearance I literally freaked the F out.
Has anyone made that connection before? You know, Herbie being an example of the “master race”?
He always finishes first and has an underlying smugness about being the best. And, he’s a Volkswagen… A German. And you know how they’re so proud of their German engineering.
No one’s made that connection? Is it a coincidence that Herbie’s white?
We’ll never see the film The Song Of The South again because of it’s “racist” tones… Meanwhile, Herbie continues motoring around proclaiming the number one spot for the Fatherland.
It’s just something to think about.
Preston did ask me why Herbie doesn’t race on Sundays with his idol, Tony Stewart.
I said, “Preston, Herbie would never be approved by NASCAR. First of all, his power plant has to be manufactured here in the United States. He was made in Europe. Secondly, you can only run the current and last year’s approved models from the car manufacturers. Herbie was made over 40 years ago. Thirdly, he’s not aerodynamic enough to compete with the sleek cars of today. Tony Stewart and the Home Depot Monte Carlo would run circles around that little ‘Love Bug’.”
He still seemed rather confused until I just told him that it was a movie, not real life and that seemed to appease him. And to throw him another curve ball, I pointed out actor Michael Keaton and told him that he was Batman.
Preston loved the movie and gave it 5 stars on Netflix. I could only give it 3 out of 5, which means that I liked it. The only thing that we agreed upon was the fact that Lindsay Lohan is a hottie.