Wednesday, April 12, 2006
seeing that header on CNN, I clicked on it thinking 'no way! Gary Busey again?!', but imagine my chagrin when it was revealed to be Winnie the Pooh.
That's right. The animated/book Pooh.
But what caught my eye was the costumed Pooh. Remember there's a person in there (hope I didn't ruin that for any of you). How wierd is it to be accepting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as a guy in a Pooh costume. This guy probably will never be a better actor, than at this moment of Pooh-dom. And he will never be any closer to this award than he is right then.
It's as if Han Solo got an award and Harrison Ford had to show up to accept it. He'd be all 'Hey - I do other things, you know. I date anorexic actresses. I'm a carpenter.' But they'd expect him to say 'Punch it Chewie' and smile happily.
This costume guy is one step worse, since nobody knows who he is! He's shaking hands with the Govenator, waving and blushing, but deep down he's thinking 'Screw you guys - I'm just a guy in a bear costume that has to be here for the day instead of in Disneyland with screaming kids on my lap. Tomorrow I'll be back there huffing it for measly pay to save money for college where I can do what I really want - Criminal Justice.'