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Open Thread #48
by | September 19, 2008 | 17 Comments

Oh man, I woke up this morning thinking it was Thursday. Totally threw myself off.

On one hand, yay Friday! On the other, crap, I (fake-)lost an entire day (kinda, mentally)! I hate when I fake-lose things.


Jolie Holland – “Pure Imagination.” I caught the newer (Johnny Depp) version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this week on cable and was reminded of this song from the original Willy Wonka movie. It’s covered here by Jolie Holland, which was released as part of an album of children’s tunes as interpreted by indie rock and folk bands (“For the Kids Three”) [ Download ]

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17 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. all4movies

    Love the song.

    Very Bjork-like and quirky.

  2. avonmarissa

    Enjoying my fake vacation due to the hurricane and my place of employment being closed as a result. On one hand, I am enjoying the fact that I get to have a week off from work. On the other hand, I do not get paid if I don’t work. Yikes.

  3. Ndegeocello

    Happy weekend!

    So, what’s happening with Project Runway: Korea? Last I heard it was supposed to start airing in September, but I can’t find any news about it or even a website for the show. Anyone know when it’ll air and on what channel?

    If you can’t tell, I’m pretty stoked to watch it. Huge PR-junkie here!

  4. kotatsulove

    on a hurricane note, i’m in Cincinnati and on Sunday we had a major windstorm from the hurricane that shut off power for like 900,000 residents. so i didn’t have school (or power) for 3 days! the break was much needed.

  5. Suzy

    Fun song, thanks.
    I LOVE the original Willy Wonka movie. Gene Wilder is wonderful.

  6. Sevenses

    I played DDR a few days ago with some friends and felt enormously out of shape. Will go to skating rink this weekend and see if I can still balance on thin blades of metal. ๐Ÿ˜€ And then there’s 200 or so pages of physiology beckoning…

    Thanks for the song!

  7. rocketfuel

    For the last two weeks I’ve lost sense of time…..I thought it was thursday today too but the I see that the latest Naruto Manga has been translated…then I know it’s friday!

  8. choram

    The song helps me forget that the US economy is going down the toilet……please no more Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, AIG, and WaMu s***. I want to curl up in a corner and watch a drama. hahah.

  9. nurse.v

    good god. I get an email from a friend this morning: “OMG. I can’t believe it’s only Thursday.” I’m sitting here all confused….isn’t it Friday?!? So yes, I fake-lost Thursday for a second, too. Oh well, Happy Friday to you all.

    PS. I never watched the Johnny Depp/Willy Wonka version…somehow the previews creeped me out….

  10. 10 vrosemarie

    I heard Maroon 5’s version of the song and it sort of gave me chills… It’s Saturday where I am but I’ve got classes tommorow, darn……

  11. 11 enkhee

    you have class on Sunday? That’s cruel.

  12. 12 coco

    Know how you feel! I’ve been on vacation for over a week and totally lost track of the day/date. All I know is there’s one week left and none of the chores on my list have got done. Several dramas have been viewed so my time wasn’t wasted!
    Have a great weekend everyone!

  13. 13 katy rose.

    i wish I could curl up & watch some dramas, myself. but six AP classes is no joke. CURSE MY FOOLISH MIND, THINKING I HAVE A CHANCE AT GETTING INTO A GOOD COLLEGE! Blahr. Too much work = overstressed Katy. and oh, God, it’s the fourth week of school. This WOULD be a much welcomed weekend. If I didn’t have three AP Bio essays, AP Calc hwk, AP Art History questions and college application crap to keep me company. Depressing that this is a small amount of homework compared to the rest of my week. and DAMN volleyball tomorrow at 5 in the freaking morning. wth.

    rofllllll. sorry for my ranty-crazy spaz moment there. i’m better now. off to go procrastinate so that sunday night my head will explode from being overwhelmed with work. ~

  14. 14 din

    i love the song ๐Ÿ˜€ but i can’t seem to download it though ๐Ÿ˜

    help…? please…? :p

  15. 15 cjgohan2003

    haha i feel you on that one katy. I’ve sacrificed my whole social life to AP classes and college applications. So stressful especially when i decided to slack of junior year (apparently it’s your most important year, well, someone forgot to give me the memo, or maybe i’m just dumb).

    I still found some time to unwind, mid 90’s HK films are my new obsession lately, especially WKW (love Chungking-Fallen Angels duo). Nothing like a night of good films.

  16. 16 Sevenses

    Was reading newspaper and omg, what happened to the financial world this week?!

    @ Katy: Procrastination ftw! But seriously, you have essays in BIO? On whut?

    @ enkhee, no school on Sunday, just lots of work and readings. ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. 17 gallivanter

    I’m with you Ndegeocello–I want PR Korea! I started watching the Australian version (which is quite good, by the way) because somehow one episode a week in the US just wasn’t enough. And yet, I still want more. Bring on the Korean adaptation ๐Ÿ˜€