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Tuesday, May 16, 2006



There are a few movies to be released this weekend that promise a big box office draw for Hollywood. The first is the much publicized and anticipated rendition of Dan Brown's book "
The DaVinci Code" (very cool link). If you have read the book and liked all the riddles, ambigrams, and mental puzzles in there, you may be interested in my new line of shirts - InvertEgo lifestyle wear (check out the new website for more info...) Also, we just saw a pre-release screening of "Over The Hedge". This is hands down the funniest movie I have seen this year. I can't recommend this movie enough for kids AND adults. Let me know what you think!

All Things Possible!


  • At 8:49 PM, May 16, 2006 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Hey Chris,
    I'm certainly looking forward to seeing "The DaVincci Code" as the book was very entertaining and thought provoking - in fact I followed it up by reading all of Dan Brown's previous books - and I have also enjoyed the comic strip "Over the Hedge" so I will probably be seeing that, too, especially since I'm a sucker for any movie based on a comic book or strip! It looks to be a busy summer in at the movies (for me at least).

    By the way, neat idea on the shirts - I'm sure that this new venture will do well.


  • At 10:36 PM, May 16, 2006 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Wow Dave!! You're probably one of the most well read people I know and in all media! What have you seen lately that you thought was worth mentioning? Which movie are you looking forward to most? (Supes, perhaps?)

    Thanks Dave for checking out my shirt site!!


  • At 11:04 AM, May 17, 2006 , Blogger Lara Ufuk said...

    Hi Chris,

    it seems like, we will be able watch "The DaVinci Code" here about the same time as the US... i look forward to it.. i have read the books and enjoy that kind of stuff.. after your strong suggestion i also look forward to "Over the Hedge".. i don't when that one will come here though..

    may i suggest a movie which i saw this week called " What the bleep"... there is a very good web site if you like to check it out... .... it is a different kind of movie a little bit like a documentary about quantum physics, its relation with the concept of God, existence and other spiritual matters.. to me it is an excellent movie since it describies/explains things in the way i believe in..

    as for the "invertego", i love the name and the way you present your shirts.. wishing you a great success with it.. i will get one when i come to the US..


  • At 11:32 AM, May 17, 2006 , Blogger Lara Ufuk said...

    after posting here, i started to watch "what the bleep" again and realized something i haven't mentioned.. it makes the viewer ask the questions which we wouldn't normally think off.. so, it isnt just explaining about things which are discovered.. it is also about leading everyone to discover something of their own by making them think in a different way..

    it is very exciting actually!!'

  • At 6:57 PM, May 17, 2006 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Hey Chris,
    Well, I was an English Literature major in college...

    Lately, I've been reading a lot of mysteries. I just finished "Velocity" by Dean Koontz and liked that very much and I am currently reading "One Shot" by Lee Child, an author I hadn't heard of before I saw his book in the airport. I do travel a fair amount and find that airports and airplanes are a great place for catching up on reading.

    If anyone is interested in our (U.S.) national parks author Nevada Barr has a series of books about a murder solving park ranger that are quick paced, relatively easy reads with good character development.

    Just got back from New York City and I can recommend both the new Disney musical 'Tarzan' (though to be honest I thought there was a better choice for the lead role) and the "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

    Movies - yeah, there are a couple I'm looking forward too in addition to 'DaVinci' including "Superman Returns," "X Men 3," "Pirates of the Carribean 2," and "Cars." Have to have my superheroes and cartoons!

    I'll probably find time to see a serious film or two in the fall!

    Looking forward to hearing more about what everyone else is reading, seeing, and doing.


  • At 7:19 PM, May 18, 2006 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Lara, I'm glad to hear someone talk about "What the Bleep" -- My daughter got the movie for me for Christmas, but I have to admit I haven't had time to watch it yet. Thanks for commenting on that movie, I've heard so much about it, and I'll try to watch it soon! I was beginning to think I was the only one who'd heard about it. Now that I've said this, I'd better get to it, right?

    Dave, your national park mysteries sound intriguing. I'll have to check into that. In Michigan, I've talked with Richard Baldwin, the author of another series of books like that...mysteries that take place in various places in the state. He is the former state Supt. of Special Education. He retired to write this series of murder mysteries, based a lot on his experiences in that field. One of his latest is A Final Crossing, Murder on the S.S. Badger the ship that crosses Lake Michigan from Ludington. It's fun to read fiction that is set in your home state at places you've been.

    And I think we all agree with what you said about the Tarzan musical!

  • At 8:07 PM, May 18, 2006 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    If you are interested in Michigan based mysteries I have also discovered the work of Steve Hamilton. His books follow the adventures of a fictional private detective (Alex McKnight) based in Paradise, Michigan! Start with "A Cold Day in Paradise" the first book of the series. Good entertainnig stories and familiar settings.

    By the way, the second book of Nevada Barr's series is called "A Superior Death" which takes place on Isle Royale!


  • At 9:14 AM, May 19, 2006 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Hey Y'all!!

    I agree with Lara on "What the bleep..." It really is a thought provoking and conversation provoking movie. Thanks for bringing it up!!

    Welcome back from NY Dave! I'm glad you liked Tarzan! I was hoping the best for the show and was not hearing good things from the reviews. Not getting any Tony nominations hurt it's future as well, but I'm glad to finally hear some good about it!

    BTW, I know another great Michigan writer - her name is SUE and she writes for a paper in Mid Michigan. I'm really looking forward to her first novel!!

    All Things Posssible!

  • At 10:49 AM, May 19, 2006 , Blogger Lara Ufuk said...

    Right Sue -:).. how nice that you already have is great that it came from your daughter.. bright girl!!! i was suggested to me by the author whom i have mentioned before that he has been writing for years about pretty much the same things mentioned in the movie.. the scientists and the scholars in the movie are all excellent.. i hope you enjoy it too when you can watch.. i look forward to hearing what do you think of it.. and good luck on your novel!! (i thought you are the SUE, Chris mentioned )

    Dave, they mention Dr.Quantum comic book in the "what the bleep" movie but not sure if it exists outside of the movie.. i searched for it but didn't come up with anything yet.. i am with you about enjoying the movies based on a comic book.. i used to think of writting a comic book when i was studying drawing and then write a script about the same story.. but i am not doing much drawing lately.. so i am just going to stick with the idea of writing a script one day..

  • At 8:42 PM, May 19, 2006 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Guess I will have to get "What the bleep..." as well. It sounds like a fun film.

    Lara, I've never heard of Dr. Quantum either so it probably was a fictional book for the film. Of course, there are a lot of independent comic book companies out there nowadays so I wouldn't be surprised to find out that I am wrong.

    And by the way, there isn't any better day than today to start that script! At least that's what I keep telling myself...


  • At 9:22 AM, May 20, 2006 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Hello everyone... May you discover wonderful possibilities for your life this weekend!

    Lara, I didn't wait...I reserved time for myself to watch "What the Bleep!" last night. An indescribable film, but thoroughly enjoyable, especially if you're already thinking along those lines. And if you're not, then it probably would be even more remarkable. Like you, it affirmed a lot of what I was already thinking about. I like it when films nudge us out of our everyday routines and get us to pondering all those questions they discuss in this film. Thinking about what we really believe, what our values really are and if we're living up to them. And the quantum physics discussions are mind-blowing. I will have to watch it again and again to really "get it"!

    And, what do you know?! "What the Bleep" is all about infinite possibilities! Has a familiar ring, doesn't it?!

    That's what I like about this web log. Gets us to thinking beyond our own little world. Of course there are myriad places you can blog, but this one is truly special. And, guess what?! I just realized that this is the one-year anniversary of this forum! What an amazing year it was being a part of Chris' web family.

    Thanks for complimenting my daughter. Yes, she is a bright girl! Married to a Marine who's serving in Iraq until mid-summer. Then coming home for more schooling, and thus another move, as is so common for our military. She also gave me " Indigo " - and I have yet to view that. I've seen little clips, so I know mainly what it's about. It stars Neale Donald Walsch, whose story will be told in the upcoming Stephen Simon film "Conversations with God" - to be released yet this year, I believe. Another one to see.

    Dave, thanks for the tips on the Michigan writers. It doubles your pleasure reading books like that, when you either know the author, or they're about your home state. I'll check into both. My husband enjoys mysteries and worked as a park ranger during summers for several years. He'd enjoy those.

    Chris, thanks for the plug and the kind words. I'll have to read a lot more fiction, being more of a non-fiction person by nature, before I can write a novel. But I am working on the Da Vinci Code (and hope to see the movie soon) and I'm also reading Sue Monk Kidd's "Secret Life of Bees" (highly recommended by a local English literature teacher, who was so inspired by the book that she started her own hobby of beekeeping.)

    Dave - You'll like "What the Bleep," I'm sure! And Chris, if you've seen it, what more would you say about it? You seem from your forum topics to be in tune with the things being talked about, and the ideas presented in the film.

    This is a long blog for me, but I wanted to thank everyone for their comments. I have to add one more thing, though. I, too, wish you the best with your InvertEgo clothing line. I like your description, "lifestyle wear." Looking forward to your wider range of "possibilities" as they come along...with perhaps something for the more "mature" crowd :-) Are you going to have a variety for all ages eventually?

    And Lara, I wish you good luck with your script, as well!


  • At 5:56 AM, May 21, 2006 , Blogger Lara Ufuk said...

    Dave, i hear you about starting to a script.. theoretically i agree..i would say go for it if you can !!!!! i can' yet due to the other priorities in my life... my problem is that i like to give myself altogether into it.. moreover, i am a hopeless perfectionist and detailsest when it comes to things like this.. so i need wait.. for the time being, just taking notes..

    Sue, glad to hear you have already seen it and felt connected to it.. i, too, intend to watch it once in a while to get it more.. i am also looking around to find more material (books, articles, movies) regarding quantum physics related with consciousness and how the brain works..

    Thank you for telling about "indigo".. since i trust your daughter's judgement i will get it.. may be i can be prepared a little bit for my baby nephew.. and i hope she reunions with her husband safely

    And thank you for your supportive wish.. i agree with you about learning from the other works.. i have downloaded some of the best scripts written and i like to read a lot more before i start to write mine..

    Indeed the whole concept of the " what the bleep.." is familiar with ATP and this place IS special. Among all the blogs/forums, besides the art forum i am in, this is the only one i follow... including the art forum this is the only one i feel the interactive positive and supportive energy flow and thoughts.. honored to be a part of the family here and wishing happy anniversary to all..

    Chris, thank you again for making this possible.. and everyone who comments..

    i truly beleive that there will be days we will celebrate the success of each other here starting from Chris..

  • At 1:34 PM, May 21, 2006 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Aw shucks, thanks everyone. I like your last comment, Lara, about celebrating all our successes. Sometimes it is great to be reminded of all the things we have achieved and focus on how great we are! Not, of course, in a concieted way, but in a "wow, that's amazing and I can't believe I was part of it!" kind of way. You are all super creative and talanted and as a group, we tend to focus on what we haven't accomplished yet as opposed to what we have. So take a moment to pat yourself on the back!! (all of you - come on, do it!)

    I saw "What the Bleep" a while ago - it was so loaded with info, I wanted to own the DVD so I could study it more. I didn't have a remote to rewind in the theater! They are coming out with a sequel called "Down The Rabbit Hole" - don't know when though.

    Sue & Dave - thank you SO MUCH for your support of Invertego. It's a work in progress but we are going to expand the website and product line in time.

    New forum topic soon!



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