Archive for the ‘Wednesday Wednesday’ Category

Wednesday Wednesday: Happy Halloween

October 31, 2012

Addams Family Values (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1993).

Movie Millisecond: Happy Thanksgiving Thursday from Wednesday

November 24, 2011

Addams Family Values (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1993).


Wednesday: You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now, my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the road sides; you will play golf, and enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres. My people will have pain and degradation. Your people will have stick shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They have said, “Do not trust the Pilgrims … especially Sarah Miller.”

Amanda: Gary, she’s changing the words!

Wednesday: … And for all these reasons, I have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground.

edit 11/24/11: Several months ago I screencapped the hell out of a gorgeous, HD version of AFV with subtitles. Then my desktop hard drive crashed. I’ve been limping along on the strength of my laptop as I attempt to reconstruct the desktop with the help of others, but I hadn’t realized the breadth of my little tragedy until I went to put together my hotly anticipated Wednesday Thanksgiving post and brokenheartely remembered that batch of files hadn’t been transferred on to my external hard drive (which I frequently updated as a backup to both systems in the face of just such an eventuality as this). Sad. I’m sad about this.

Teevee Time: It’s Wednesday

October 26, 2011

Every child needs a pet.

Talk nerdy to me — it’s Wednesday: Mad Math edition

October 19, 2011

It’s important to get hands-on with arithmetic lessons.

So besides going back to school for some masochistic post-grad-work (I couldn’t stay away forever), I’ve also been teaching mathematics to below-level fourth and fifth graders. I really like it. But it’s kept me busy. These are students who dislike math and need new ways to connect with their material: I’m trying to use a lot of concrete examples.

Anyone had a disconnect with math in their youth and recall lessons which resonated more strongly than the ol’ drill and kill? I’ve got ideas of my own but, with these scamps, I can’t have enough.

Wednesday Wednesday: College first

January 19, 2011

Wednesday Addams: The original Suicide Girl.


Wednesday brought in this picture. Uh, “Calpurnia Addams?”

Ah! Wednesday’s great-aunt, Calpurnia. She was burned as a witch in 1706. They said she danced naked in the town square and enslaved the minister.

Really?

Oh, yes. But don’t worry. We’ve told Wednesday — “College first.”

Wednesday Wednesday: What is on our minds

December 22, 2010

Wednesday Wednesday: Perky

December 15, 2010

[un]Happy Wednesday.

Wednesday Wednesday: “Dangerous conceits are, in their nature, poisons.”

December 8, 2010


via.

Dangerous conceits are, in their natures, poisons.
which at the first are scarce found to distaste,
But, with a little act upon the blood,
burn like the mines of Sulphur.

(Iago, Othello. Act Three, Scene 3, 1999-2002.)

Movie Millisecond: Wednesday Wednesday

August 25, 2010


via subs-conscious on the tumblr.

Movie Millisecond: Happy Wednesday!

August 11, 2010

Addams Family Values (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1993).


Wednesday: You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now, my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the road sides; you will play golf, and enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres. My people will have pain and degradation. Your people will have stick shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They have said, “Do not trust the Pilgrims … especially Sarah Miller.”

Amanda: Gary, she’s changing the words!

Wednesday: … And for all these reasons, I have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground.

Wednesday Wednesday: Cover art edition

May 19, 2010


Portrait by Isabel Samaras, via Anton Khodakovsky on the Behance Network.

This is the Korean book cover for the late Stieg Larsson’s Män som hatar kvinnor (Men Who Hate Women) (2005). It is part of his Millenium crime trilogy, which has made him a posthumous internationally bestselling author.

The english-language translation was re-titled The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and came out in September of 2008. A trade paperback copy from my cousin Mary is sitting on the floor next to my bed in my To Read pile which I am grossly ignoring at present because I have other reading obligations to which I strictly stick at this time of year. But I plan to start it when I’ve got that all sewn up. Maybe I will figure out why Wednesday is wearing a necklace of multicultural doll heads in the portrait. (Or why the portrait is of Wednesday at all, even.) I’ll let you know.

Wednesday Wednesday and over the moon pumped-ness

January 6, 2010

Super-busy day, y’all. Lunch with Special K and then the Cappy is in town tonight!!!!! Eeeeee! Haven’t seen each other in two years. It’s going to be so wonderful. So here’s some Wednesday for your Wednesday and I am mainly outie for the rest of the day. Love!


Mrs. Firkins: Mm. Well. Wednesday brought in this picture. Uh, “Calpurnia Addams?”
Morticia: Ah! Wednesday’s great-aunt Calpurnia. She was burned as a witch in 1706. They said she danced naked in the town square and enslaved the minister.
Mrs. Firkins: Really?
Morticia: Oh, yes. But don’t worry. We’ve told Wednesday: “College first.”

Happy Wednesday!

December 2, 2009

I know I have used this picture before …


Wednesday and her dolly, Marie Antoinette.

… but I still think it is just about the most adorable thing ever. Lisa Loring as Wednesday on the 1960’s television series The Addams Family.

Got my kidlet’s first parent-teacher conference in a bit, here. Incredibly nervous!

Advice and Happy Wednesday!

November 18, 2009

I don’t have the time today to make it a true Wednesday Wednesday, but here’s a little Miss Addams in your life, both literal and reminiscent, and also some really cool wisdom from great sources about two simple, harmonious, earth-friendly pleasures for which we can thank each other: reading and bicycling.



The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. — Christopher Morley

It is curious that with the advent of the automobile and the airplane, the bicycle is still with us. Perhaps people like the world they can see from a bike, or the air they breathe when they’re out on a bike. Or they like the bicycle’s simplicity and the precision with which it is made. Or because they like the feeling of being able to hurtle through air one minute, and saunter through a park the next, without leaving behind clouds of choking exhaust, without leaving behind so much as a footstep. — Gurdon S. Leete


Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting. — Aldous Huxley



We read to know we are not alone. — C.S. Lewis


Schoolgirl IV Reading by x-Autopsie on deviantart.

I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book. — Coolio

Wednesday Wednesday: See you some other Wednesday?

October 21, 2009

This day has been heavily skewed toward Christina Ricci, not only because I like her version of Charles Addams’ character best, which I know owes more to writing and direction than to anything she did, but also because I think as an adult she is an adorable teensy tiny pocket rocket, a “little looker,” if you will (I will!). Seriously, do you know how freaking small she is? That is so fucking cute to me, I find super-tiny women fascinating. Okay, on with the show.

It should surprise no one that, in the wake of the success of the Barry Sonnenfeld movies, the network which stepped up to create a television series and make a quick buck off America’s renewed interest in the Addams Family’s spooky hijinks was Fox. Nicole Fugere played Wednesday, seen here with Pugsley, played by Brody Smith.


The show was cancelled after two seasons on the then-fledgling Fox Family Channel, which was still trying to find its legs, programming-wise. (They run classy fare now like stuff about teenagers having sex, because it is a family channel — duh.)


(“Do not be alarmed, for we are only little children.” I hella remember watching that episode way back when on a b&w portable TV I got to have in my room when I was sick!)

Old school: adorable Lisa Loring, whose version of the character was quite sweet actually, was the Wednesday of the original television series, a little winsome and dark, but not much teeth; mainly of the lisping and precocious child star variety that was popular at the time (Opie, Beav, etc).

This is Jennifer Suprenant as Wednesday Friday Addams, Jr., who along with a Pugsley, Jr. (Ken Marquis) appeared alongside their
1964 series counterparts Lisa Loring and Ken Weatherwax as a second set of Addams children, ones that Gomez and Tish apparently popped out after the “senior” children left the nest, in the 1977 made-for-TV special Halloween with the New Addams Family.

This has been your Wednesday Wednesday! Thank you and good evening!

Wednesday Wednesday: Are they made with “real” Girl Scouts?

October 21, 2009


Girl Scout: Is this made from real lemons?
Wednesday: Yes.
Girl Scout: I only like all-natural foods and beverages, organically grown, with no preservatives. Are you sure they’re real lemons?
Pugsley: Yes.
Girl Scout: Well, I’ll tell you what. I’ll buy a cup if you buy a box of my delicious Girl Scout cookies. Do we have a deal?
Wednesday: Are they made from real Girl Scouts?

What’s got two thumbs and is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts? This flyass bitch right here, posting up all this shenanigans, THAT’S WHO! Yeah, I know, right? You’d think they’d have kicked me out a long time ago. But I’m not the only one. Sarah-fina, Miss D, Franci, and many, many other dear ol’ friendohs can say the same. It’s pretty kickass to be in the Girl Scouts, not gonna lie.

Though she is credited as merely “Girl Scout” in the first film, Mercedes McNab most assuredly returned as Amanda “Sarah Miller” Buckman in Addams Family Values.

Wednesday Wednesday Music Moment: Addams Family Ballroom Waltz

October 21, 2009

Addams Family – Ballroom Waltz

This number, not the Russian dance nor the tango in the sequel, has always been my favorite from the Addams Family movies. For some reason it gets in my head when I do the dishes. If someone can offer an explanation, please do.

At first I thought that would be the actual scene, but I can’t seem to find it. So it’s the music and a series of stills. Doesn’t really take off ’til around 1:13. I realize a minute does not seem like so long to wait when you read it written out, but if your attention span is anything like mine, just skip straight to there.

Wednesday Wednesday: Charles Addams on Wednesday

October 21, 2009


Child of woe is wane and delicate…sensitive and on the quiet side, she loves the picnics and outings to the underground caverns…a solemn child, prim in dress and, on the whole, pretty lost…secretive and imaginitive, poetic, seems underprivileged and given to occasional tantrums…has six toes on one foot… — Charles Addams (qtd in wiki)

Wednesday Wednesday: A rose by any other name

October 21, 2009

Dig the wiki:

“In Charles Addams’s cartoons, Wednesday and other members of the family had no names. When the characters were adapted to the 1964 television series, Charles Addams gave her the name “Wednesday”, based on the well-known nursery rhyme line, “Wednesday’s child is full of woe”. In the Spanish language version, her name is Merlina Addams. In the Brazilian version (Portuguese), her name is Wandinha” (wiki).

Wednesday Wednesday: Wednesday is good for games

October 21, 2009


Wednesday: Pugsley, sit in the chair.
Pugsley: Why?
Wednesday: So we can play a game.
Pugsley: What game?
Wednesday: [strapping him in] It’s called, “Is There a God?”


Morticia: Children, what are you doing?
Wednesday: I’m going to electrocute him.
Morticia: But we’re late for the charity auction.
Wednesday: But, Mother…
Morticia: I said no.
Pugsley: Pleeaaaase?
Morticia: Oh, all right.