How are you feeling today? You good? You counting down the nano seconds to the long weekend? Same, girl. I’ve been mentally chilling on a pineapple floaty for about 30 minutes. Only took a break to write this and my boss was starting to look at me for a bit too long. So, work time.
I remember when I was younger and wanted to work like my parents, I was so silly wasn’t I? Literally rushing through life to be an adult *face, palms*.
Should have enjoyed playing with my crayons and watching cartoons for as long as I could.
Speaking of cartoons, someone just told me that 'A Bug's Life' turns 20 today (November 25). I know, scary, which is exactly why I decided to take a mini-break on my inflatable pineapple. Not because steam was starting to appear from my editor's ears – hehe, soz.
Anyway, it’s true. The Pixar animation, which despite being a kid’s film, had a lot of quotes about life.
Don’t believe me? Read some of the quotes below:
Hopper: "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess. One of those Circle of Life kind of things. Now let me tell you how things are supposed to work: The sun grows the food, the ants pick the food, and the grasshoppers eat the food..."
Molt: "And the birds eat the grasshoppers."
TALK ABOUT THE HIERACRHY OF THE FOOD CHAIN.
Hopper: “Let this be a lesson to all you ants! Ideas are very dangerous things! You are mindless, soil-shoving losers, put on this Earth to serve us!”
Flik: “You're wrong, Hopper. Ants are not meant to serve grasshoppers. I've seen these ants do great things, and year after year they somehow manage to pick food for themselves *and* you. So-so who is the weaker species? Ants don't serve grasshoppers! It's *you* who need *us*! We're a lot stronger than you say we are... And you know it, don't you?”
Before I leave you to digest those quotes and how 20 years has been and gone, here are three films that also pass the two decade mark this year:
Ahhhh, this movie. A true classic and, can we just acknowledge how subtly (not) gender inequality was addressed in it?
Lindsay Lohan did wonders in this role. Not a fan of gingers (I can say that, I am one), but it was a super cute film about acceptance, sacrifice and protecting your loved ones from money hungry monsters. Also, that British accent, nice one. *Sips tea with pinky pointed*.
I think the founders of a few online apps owe this movie some money.
Fun Fact: You can read all of Joe and Kathleen’s emails on this website. Yep, there’s an official website. Might be good to get that conversation going, if you catch my drift.