The cute little monk in Xichan Temple, Fuzhou, southeast China’s Fujian Province.
I see this little guy and it makes me kind of sad. His life has been largely mapped out without his consent, or any meaningful input from him. It makes me wonder about my own son, and the decisions we make about his life.
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A little shy and glassy-eyed. #mannequin #antique #glasseyes #ladder #uncannyvalley (at Therapy Home)
VANILLA ICE THINKS THE NEW NINJA TURTLES RAP LACKS ‘THE MAGIC’
By Chris Sims
Despite all efforts to stop it, there’s a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie produced by Michael Bay set to be released this week, and to its credit, it is attempting to recreate the single most successful and memorable moment from the Turtles’ film history. We speak, of course, of Vanilla Ice’s classic “Ninja Rap,” an unquestioned high point from TMNT 2: The Secret of the Ooze.
This time around, the tune they’re going with is “Shell Shocked” by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla Sign, a song that has found a critic in Vanilla Ice himself. When asked by GQ what he thought of the new song, Ice was dismissive of the song, claiming that it lacked “the Magic” to musically represent what it means to be a “True Ninja.”
You see, the genius of Vanilla Ice isn’t that he lacks self awareness, it’s that he’s so self conscious. He knows exactly who Vanilla Ice is, and reaches no further than being Vanilla Ice, in the process becoming more Vanilla Ice than anyone else could ever hope to be.
Since I live in New England, I didn’t realize that this was a joke at first, since I looked at Vermont and New Hampshire first and their entries are Armed Hippies and Stoned Conservatives respectively. That is actually accurate.
Other changes were made as they went along, and one scene bound to please fans turns out to have been improvised. When Mulder tries to persuade Scully that he wasn’t frightened during a bomb scare, she says, “I’ve seen your scared face.” “No you haven’t,” he insists. “This is my scared face.” The face he pulls doesn’t change.
"There was something in the script that wasn’t funny," Duchovny explains. "So I tried that and Gillian laughed. And she never laughs at anything.”
TimeOut, Aug 1998