Thursday, January 6, 2011

Your New Pal Lawrence

Dear Lawrence Dai,

One of my Facebook friends posted your blog, "The Lawrence/Julie & Julia Project," in which you're watching the movie "Julie & Julia" every day for a year, saying that you must be at Guantanamo and that your project is the new waterboarding.  I disagree.

I'm currently in the backlog of your entries, but I admire your pluck--and the bizareness of your task.  I was recently listening to a podcast where one of the hosts said she spent a lengthy period of her life watching "The Empire Strikes Back" every day, so it can be done.  Why you picked this particular movie, I'm not sure, but it adds to the "so bizarre it's hilarious" factor--and that factor is why your blog inspires me.  I love the wacky, but sometimes I'm afraid of putting it out there.  This is just a little push to keep trying.  Goofy is good!

Best of luck in your endeavors.  I'll be following along!
Your pal,

p.s.--This is also inspiration for me to re-watch the movie, which has been on my DVR for a while.  I saw it in the theater and enjoyed it enough to record, but just haven't watched it....

1 comment:

  1. Uck! Jill, for once I have to disagree with you. This guy is trying way too hard to be, like double meta (and oh how I hate the term "meta"). I think his project is beyond stupid and it's yet another indication of the sad state of entertainment media (along with the "Real Housewives" franchise and re-enactment shows on TLC). Yeah, that makes me sound like a crotchety old geezer, I know.

    To paraphrase a commenter on another website that covered this topic: Hey, wow, I can be meta too! I will NOT read your site for a whole year and then I will NOT blog about it!