I Have To Kill My Kindle

8 Mar
English: Third generation Amazon Kindle

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I am reading so much, I can’t get any writing done.  They say you can’t be a decent writer if you don’t read: by that reckoning, I’m next year’s Literature Nobel Laureate…if I had actually written anything.

So, here’s a reblog of an old post, chosen because it allows me to find a new photo of an old favourite to illustrate it.

Will Smith: An Apology

Dear Will, I’m sorry we are both happily married
to other people because, with your ears and my
size we’d have been perfect for a remake of ‘Dumbo’. 

Love, Tilly Bud.

I love Will Smith; he’s a natural actor and incredibly funny.  I declare today

Will Smith Day

for no other reason than it gives me an excuse to think about him.  I loved him in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.  I didn’t know then that he was a rap star and I often wondered about the funny little fellow who couldn’t act who kept making guest appearances, who turned out to be DJ Jazzy Jeff, his rap partner. 

My two favourite movie lines of all time are Will Smith’s in Independence Day, and they both occur in the scene where he and Jeff Goldblum are attempting to plant the virus that will wipe out the alien invaders:

We have got to work on our communication!  (with the accompanying two fingers to the eyes gesture)


I ain’t heard no fat lady! (throwing away the Victory Dance)

 Doesn’t sound interesting flat on the screen like that, I know; it is definitely one of those moments where you had to be there.  Like Frank Carson, it’s the way he tells ‘em.   If you haven’t seen Independence Day – what is wrong with you?  I have seen it about twenty times.

Do you know what?  I have seen Independence Day about twenty times and it has just occurred to me: what happened to the dog?  Remember how Jasmine risked her and her son’s lives to call Boomer in the tunnel when Los Angeles was being blown up?  And he was in the truck when she was driving around saving what was left of the population.  Boyfriend turns up to rescue her and all of a sudden – no dog.  He’s never seen again in the movie.

Does anyone know if Will Smith claims to be vegetarian…?

I saw Mr Smith in an interview and he described how, after his first record went platinum or he won Grammy awards or something, he went home and told his Mom and she said, ‘Yes, very nice, now go and get some milk; we’ve run out.’   With a mother like that no wonder he’s grounded.

I’m thinking of asking Will to star in my forthcoming movie.  Plot: large blonde dogs band together and betray forgetful humanity to an alien species. 

I call it Independence Day: Boomer’s Revenge

Tagline: The Day The Dogs Bite Back.

35 Responses to “I Have To Kill My Kindle”

  1. vivinfrance March 8, 2012 at 11:01 #

    Stop reading and start writing. And no, I haven’t seen Independence Day. What’s it about. And who’s Will Smith?


  2. misswhiplash March 8, 2012 at 11:03 #

    You can have Will Smith if I can have his dog!

    Don’t murder your Kindle you will be great friends in old age!


  3. judithatwood March 8, 2012 at 11:30 #

    I am a huge Will Smith fan — I’ve seen Independence Day dozen times, too. My favorite line from that movie: When they take off in the alien ship, Will Smith shouts, “I have got to get me one of these!”


  4. earlybird March 8, 2012 at 11:40 #

    I felt like that about my kindle so to cure myself I read four ‘real’ books one after the other. I realised how heavy and inconvenient books are compared to my kindle and so the death sentence is currently suspended.


  5. evilnymphstuff March 8, 2012 at 13:37 #

    It’s nice to repost from time to time especially if you’ve been blogging for a while. And it gives you more time to read as you don’t need to write… You can request guest posts too – this can save your time… and your blog! 🙂


  6. jmgoyder March 8, 2012 at 13:44 #

    Stop reading and get writing. If you wrote 100 posts a day I would read them all (well I would try!)


  7. mairedubhtx March 8, 2012 at 14:15 #

    I know what you mean about reading and not getting anything else done. But I feel obliged to read because I’m in a challenge and I want to meet my goal (which I’m pretty sure I will but that’s besides the point because I’d still be reading). It’s an addiction. It’s an escape for me. I must be sick or something.


    • Tilly Bud March 9, 2012 at 10:56 #

      No, I think it’s good to have a challenge – and what a pleasurable one you have 🙂


  8. laurieanichols March 8, 2012 at 16:18 #

    Now I have to re-watch Independence Day for the 100th time to see exactly where we lost Boomer. Viveca Fox who played Will’s fiance drove for a while before she got re-united with Will and I am trying to remember if we saw the dog at the campsite where she was speaking with the First Lady. The picture of the other dog in Will’s movies I am Legend is another dog who left the story too soon. I can’t watch this movie over and over precisely for that fact, the dog tries to protect Will and doesn’t make it. I love that dog. Will Smith is a cool dude and makes great movies, I’m with you in the fan club.


  9. Kate Kresse March 8, 2012 at 16:52 #

    love love love Wil Smith!!


  10. thewitcontinuum March 8, 2012 at 16:52 #

    I love Will Smith and I love my Kindle! I know what you mean about reading time cutting into writing time. We all suffer from this, if it can be called suffering, right? Great post!


    • Tilly Bud March 9, 2012 at 11:07 #

      Yes – never did the word ‘suffer’ have less meaning 🙂


  11. SchmidleysScribbling March 8, 2012 at 17:39 #

    You too can be as near-sighted as me. Haven’t gone blind yet. I love it. Dianne


    • Tilly Bud March 9, 2012 at 11:24 #

      I don’t know how you fit it in with everything else you do.


  12. grandmalin March 8, 2012 at 18:21 #

    You could always blog long lists of whatever you’re reading! I love my kindle too. Can’t wait to see your movie 😉


    • Tilly Bud March 9, 2012 at 11:32 #

      I don’t think my readers would thank me for long lists of books 🙂

      I’ll send you complimentary tickets 😀


  13. SidevieW March 8, 2012 at 19:07 #

    i love will smith, classy funny chap


  14. Pseu March 8, 2012 at 19:58 #

    My current time waster is Scrabble. On Facebook. Need to turn off the internet on my days off work I think and get a little scribbling done instead of scrabbling.


    • Tilly Bud March 9, 2012 at 11:33 #

      Definitely! You’ve been a little quiet of late.


      • Pseu March 9, 2012 at 18:31 #

        I have been working too hard too…four days this week, instead of the usual three.


  15. kateshrewsday March 8, 2012 at 23:19 #

    Re: the reading thing – I listen to audiobooks all night. A lot of my reading gets done that way. I listen to books in depth, going back over passages I like or need to understand more. I don’t read as much but I read things I would never pick up and wade through. I love going to bed these days because it’s when the stories start!


    • Tilly Bud March 9, 2012 at 11:34 #

      I always fall asleep through audiobooks; does that happen to you?


  16. ElizOF March 14, 2012 at 23:11 #

    You are funny and re-blogging our own stuff is a great idea. 😉


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