At our house Jedis are right up there
with SUPERHEROES of course...
but personally I love a good super villain
( have you seen 'Despicable Me' yet?)
orphaned plate from Beat Up Creations
Aren't these just wonderful!
Ari loves this illustration ↓
found via Share Some Candy
Believe it or not there's no 'telly' at our place though...
DVDs and videos (and the internet and youtube) are the go.
No we are not hippies (well, not strictly anyway)
and we are aware of what's going on around the world...
and we do watch some TV shows, just on DVD.
To be honest if we could afford to get the antenna fixed we probably
would have telly, but it's just not that high on my list of priorities.
Mostly, I hate Ads. Most of them.
Ari doesn't see the ads for junkfood, so grocery shopping is a
pleasant thing... there's no incessant nagging for rubbishy foods.
(And Ari has never asked to eat at a McDonalds restaurant.)
Buying organic strawberries is truly a most exciting treat.
And so they should be... all red and sweet and delicious as they are,
and home-baked cakes are mouth wateringly anticipated.
( How I love that they've banned junkfood in Australian schools now! )
Because, we don't watch telly Ari's oblivious to the hype around
the latest in toys and video games and movies...
and the old classics win out again and again at our house.
Occassionally, I watch Ads on youtube. Purely for amusement.
Ten years without telly and I've negleted to witness this change
firsthand, but it has struck me recently that there does seem
to be a new simple intelligence to some contemporary Ads,
(and I wonder if Madmen has played a hand in this).
Some are even cute and moderately entertaining...
Take for example this car Ad which recently aired in the US.