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Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Hey Guys,

As you may recall, last autumn I was part of a crazy golf comedy called Parfection. Here's the new trailer:

All Things Possible,


  • At 11:30 AM, June 03, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hi Chris and everyone...
    Thanks for changing the topic, Chris. The Twitter thing wasn't going anywhere:) I'd discovered your trailer on my Facebook notifications so it's good to know your fan page is still there. I think the night I found this and posted it was the night our daughter came then I forgot to try to view it again. I caught glimpses. Oh for high speed. There has to be high speed out here in Stockbridge somewhere!'s a very nice McDonald's there! Now may I ask when all these movies are coming into our line of view? You must have had tons of fun making this one. Wishing you ATP/B with it..Sue

  • At 11:37 AM, June 03, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Another note from Sue...
    I meant to mention that I just got an email about "Street Boss" a movie produced in Mid-Michigan, and wondered if anyone is familiar with it. It's in the theatres here.

  • At 7:52 PM, June 04, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    A note from Dave...
    Thanks for posting the preview Chris. I almost didn't recognize Dean Cain as the part he's playing is certainly a different one for him, but I'm sure he was glad to have the chance to stretch his characterization muscles so to speak. Hmmm, seems that someone else had that chance not too long ago while hunting some big game...right? Any word on the release of that movie or did I miss something?

    Sue, I haven't heard about "Street Boss" but I notice that Gran Torino, a movie produced in Detroit, is out on DVD. Excellent film in this "reviewers" humble opinion.

    And speaking of inspiring things...okay no one was, but I want to share this gem from Youtube. It shows how moving the theatrical arts can be. Check the video out at this link:

    I'm going to see if I can get my theatre group to try something similar.

    Hmmm...I wonder if they used Twitter to communicate and organize the event - Sue, care to "twit" us into a spontaneous event? Haha!

    ATP everyone!


  • At 7:52 PM, June 04, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    A note from Dave...
    Thanks for posting the preview Chris. I almost didn't recognize Dean Cain as the part he's playing is certainly a different one for him, but I'm sure he was glad to have the chance to stretch his characterization muscles so to speak. Hmmm, seems that someone else had that chance not too long ago while hunting some big game...right? Any word on the release of that movie or did I miss something?

    Sue, I haven't heard about "Street Boss" but I notice that Gran Torino, a movie produced in Detroit, is out on DVD. Excellent film in this "reviewers" humble opinion.

    And speaking of inspiring things...okay no one was, but I want to share this gem from Youtube. It shows how moving the theatrical arts can be. Check the video out at this link:

    I'm going to see if I can get my theatre group to try something similar.

    Hmmm...I wonder if they used Twitter to communicate and organize the event - Sue, care to "twit" us into a spontaneous event? Haha!

    ATP everyone!


  • At 8:58 PM, June 05, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    I'd found a link for 'Street Boss'
    And I agree about Gran Torino. I'm glad we were able to see it. We'd just watched Million Dollar Baby again before going to see Gran enjoyed double pleasure of Eastwood's performances at this stage of his life. Very inspiring indeed.

    I'm going to try to view your You Tube link:) I'll have to report for Twitter, I'll have to report back on that, too. I'm still a "twit" with Twitter, as I haven't passed the "Tweet" course yet. But I understand most people are in the same it doesn't feel so bad! Let me know if you get on Twitter. There sure is a lot to keep up with to network and promote things and people and keep in touch. Almost like a daily chore! But necessary in this Internet here we go Twittering and Facebooking...but the best of all, of course, is the home-grown forum family here...don't you think? Where else can you get ATP inspiration among friends who like the same things?! ATB weekend all! Sue

  • At 6:21 AM, June 06, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Careful Sue, we don't want to kill this thread with too much tweet talk (lol)!

    I'll be off to see "Land of the Lost" tonight. Against my better instincts I do want to see this film, though I still haven't forgiven Will Ferrell and everyone associated with the "remake" of "Bewitched" I'll give him another try if only because I miss the Sleestacks! I'll be sure to let you all know what I think.

    Have an ATP weekend all!


  • At 6:40 AM, June 06, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hi everyone...I woke up this morning realizing I hadn't mentioned David Carradine last night. I was thinking what to say when I saw Dave's note pop in. Yes, Dave, agreed. No more tweet talk unless it's you put it recently, the main man. And it looks like there should be plenty to tweet about. Maybe we won't even be able to keep up!
    But may I say here that David Carradine was one of my all time favorite actors. I'm not one for much violence in films, as you know. But I treasured the Kung Fu series and was a faithful follower. You don't realize until someone's gone, how much they've influenced your life sometimes. How much has "Grasshopper" influenced us? I was intrigued by all that then, but I find I'm actually exploring it now. Could it be that David Carradine was one of the messengers for me in that exploration? If so, it shows the tremendous power of an actor and the power of film to change lives. my soapbox. Have a beautiful ATP weekend! Sue

  • At 6:03 PM, June 07, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey all,
    As promised here's my report on "Land of the Lost" I'm not giving it a hearty thumbs up but more of a maybe. As Will Ferrell vehicles go it's not too bad and I laughed throughout. But I think this is the kind of film where you almost have to be familiar with the TV show to get a lot of it - and it helps to suspend your disbelief more than usual, too. So, if you like Will Ferrell go see it. If you liked the TV show, go see it. Everyone else, the choice is up to you but I'm sure it will be on DVD soon (hint).

    Sue - I read about David Carradine as well. I wasn't a big fan of Kung Fu but certainly understand your sense of loss. Isn't it amazing how we can grow close to people we've never actually met? And to be influenced in a positive manner as well. So imagine now how much greater the influence is of all the people we have met (for good or bad). I don't know about you, but it makes me more concious of how I interact with others - you never know what effect you will ultimately have on their lives.



  • At 7:19 PM, June 07, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Quiet weekend on the forum!
    Dave, thanks for the note about the movie. And also David Carradine. received this link via a Facebook friend about the Windsor Film Festival showing David Carradine's Rain Man. Sounds like a connection here to Chris... Dee Wallace thought I'd share. Hope to hear more about the movie.

    I haven't really followed Carradine's career throughout, but I was highly influenced by that series. And I actually always felt odd when I'd see him playing something other than that character. It's amazing how we can be influenced merely by the image of the celebrity himself or herself.
    They say we influence best by the power of our example. I thought your words very eloquent. Just being yourself, sometimes, is the best of all. I'm learning that big time in the last few years. Just last night, the power of example was brought home to me. I attended a retirement dinner for a friend retiring from teaching. I mentioned that my husband had flown down to Florida to get his dad and the two of them were driving back via our daughter's in MD. That reminded him of our daughter's wedding, when my husband's dad and mom were the life of the party. They loved dancing and they danced the night away...whereas I grew up not liking to be the center of attention. Being on stage isn't my thing. Even though I took some acting classes in college to try to overcome that. I'm the "reporter behind the notebook."! Well, the older I get the easier it is to "have fun"...and not be so serious. So they really were a good example. Mostly because they kept that youthful attitude. And that is so inspiring to people. My husband's dad is 92. So I guess they were 78 at that time 14 years ago. And our friends still remember that evening. He's still youthful thinking...and so is my friend Clayton Klein, the Walking Man! I just heard today that people who are around younger people tend to act if you don't mind, I'll hang out here on the forum for awhile longer:)

    All Things Beautiful/Possible to this busy forum family! Sue

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  • At 7:42 PM, June 07, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Extra! Reporter behind notebook thought she should check her Twitter and turned up this. Someone must really be too busy to tell us these things:)

    Ten questions for Chris about Land That Time Forgot. Wow...things are really rolling along! Is it an avalanche? Could be. ATP! Sue

  • At 2:16 AM, June 14, 2009 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hey Everyone, happy weekend!

    Thanks for the trailer, Chris, looks like a fun movie. I also checked for a DVD release, but so far there is no info on the web. But I'll keep an eye on it and will post it here, if something comes up.

    Thanks Dave for the link to the Antwerp SoM event - over something like this you could miss your train! Looked like a lot of fun. Good luck with raising something like that!

    And thank you Sue for the link to the interview. I enjoyed reading it.

    As for the Twitter topic ;), I am still trying to figuring out Facebook, so I am lightyears away from Twitter, or at least it feels like it. What I found out though, that if you have a Twitter topic you want to follow, without all the hassle of signing up, you can just bookmark it and then come back and see what's new.

    I recently was reminded again that we have more impact on people than we realise, as I met up with a former colleague-friend who has moved to different job about two years ago. We still meet occassionally for going to the movies and at one time I spend the night at her place and she mentioned that she talks about me often. I remember thinking, wow, I wasn't aware that I made such an impression. Guess, since we all live in our own little universe it is sometimes easy to forget that our light reaches other galaxies. I was also saddened by the passing of David Carradine, even though I was never a big fan, I did consider him one of the movie icons. This reminds me how I was hit by the death of Freddy Mercury, I was surprised how much I felt a sense of loss when he died, without even being a fan. I wonder if it is because we pick up or tune in on the sense of loss of so many other people. I know there was a sense of happiness and joy in the air when the soccer WM was held here in Germany in 2006 and how that mood perceptively changed when we lost the vital game for the semi (or was it quarter?) final. So it is not just that we influence or get influenced on an individual basis, it goes a lot farther, but most people don't recognise it. Wow, that was pretty deep.

    On that note, I wish you lots of good vibrations and a happy Sunday.

    Big hugs to everyone!

  • At 6:03 AM, June 14, 2009 , Anonymous Jaschenka said...

    Hi Forum Family!

    Hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend. Over here weather is strange, warm and mostly wet. Luckily I have a day or two more off before my next workday. :)

    @DaveW: that video of the Antwerp station musical demo is quite famous over here, probably because we are pretty much neigbours. I thought it was awesome and would gladly miss my train for something like that. Would be great if you were able to organise something like it! Keep us posted.

    Ute- I know what you mean about moods and influences. At work even sunshine always gives us happier customers for some reason- and I myself notice when being around a group of people who share the same emotions I seem to pick up on that.

    This especially hit me hard last weekend, when a team of friends and I participated in a marathon charity event to raise funds for cancer research. The idea was to constantly have at least one teammember walking the field for a duration of 24 hours, so we took turns in doing so. The night hours went by faster then I expected, even though two of our team had to take it easy on the walking because of injuries. Somehow we managed, even as the smallest team (8 members), and with the sales of candles and own-made items at the stall we came in 4th place raising a solid 1700 euros!
    On Sunday we got company from an Elventree who not only donated his entire wage that day- but even decided to walk a couple of rounds for us -even though that was very hard for him on stillts on the soft grounds of the field.
    Such enthusiasm kept us going, and also seeing a great number of Survivors there (one proudly in our team!). Homefront supported us by waving to us on the webcam and sending text messages which we saw on the big screen. Very inspiring.

    At nightfall the candle ceremony (we lit 700 candles to honour, support and remember loved ones) was very impressive and to walk the quiet hours in this sea of light was amazing! During the 24 hours we had tears, laughter, fun and fears, hugs and lots of teamspirit! I would not have missed it for the world, even though it took me a good two days to recover. ;)

    If anyone is interested you can see some pictures here:

    Good moods and great teamspirit everyone! Elventree greetz, Be Inspired!

  • At 5:07 PM, June 20, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Folks
    June has been a busy month so far and I have racked up one whole day off thus far (not today). It has stopped storming long enough to get the grass mowed when I got home from work today and am taking a short break before weed wacking.

    It is always nice to hear from the europeans. Jaschenka, I liked the pictures and Ute, I understand that you have has some heat lately weather wise.

    Dave/Sue- I hope you are high and dry. I noticed things have been a bit nasty your way as well.

    Chris, thanks for video promo for the movie. I am so far behind when it comes to seeing anything current. I get all my movie info from everyone here. Happy Birthday on Wednesday!

    Product endorsement

    I love going barefoot and these really are the next best thing that I have found. I wear them everywhere. Will be trying them out in my next dog agility competition next weekend.

    Back to the weeds. Happy Summer!!


  • At 8:39 AM, June 21, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hi everyone...If any of you are celebrating with your fathers today, I wish you ATB!

    Good to see everyone's posts. Dave, I hope to have high speed internet before too much longer(ha) to be able to view all these great videos. Hope you are having fun with your summer theatre. Shakespeare?

    Ute I enjoyed your story about being an influence on people. It's sometning we think we may not have developed very much, and always pleasant to find out that we affect people more than we know. I know everyone on this forum has truly affected my life in a wonderful way.

    Jaschenka, a great walk/relay story. Those times are so much fun for know you're making a difference in the lives of others..and having fun and being inspired at the same time!

    Tim, Yes we did have tons of rain. Our power was out briefly Friday morning. But somehow we came through ok during the deluge of the night on our way home from a party to say farewell to two teacher friends retiring to Florida. Michigan will soon be the tropical jungle, as the temperatures are heating up for summer now too. I was thinking about you the other day, wondering if you were managing in the storms. The shoes look ATP! I'll have to suggest to my family. Let us know about the dog competition!
    And happy whacking at the weeds. Which will be more like trees now!

    Oh yes, many ATB/P blessings for your birthday, Chris. Hope it's supernova! Sue

  • At 1:52 AM, June 24, 2009 , Anonymous Jaschenka said...

    Hey all!
    Hope you all had a wonderful Midsummers weekend this weekend and whereever you are on your side of the globe, weather is kind on you. We got a little heatwave coming but it's nothing compaired to temperatures some of you have, so I am not complaining. The doggies seem to like it less so we are taking things slow. ;)

    @Tim- we should have had those fivefingershoes when walking the charity event! Although I am not sure I would have walked my rounds properly; I would probably be looking down at them all the time because they look so cool! I noticed they produce doggy shoes from the same materials too. I remember when my dog Luna was ill and needed shoes we spend ages finding good footwear for her, and it's very expensive and- unlike the ones on the vibram site- sold seperate instead of sets of four. Somehow Dutch dogs don't have four paws or something?! Odd..Hugs to your dogs and goodluck with all the competitions!

    I have started the countdown to Castlefest now, first weekend of August, when I will have Ute *waves* over for a couple of days! I am doing a comissioned piece of elven jewellery, a circlet, in my spare time too, and after that need to get started asap on a little Castlefest outfit. Something purple!

    @Chris- guess what, over here it's already your Birthday so I went ahead and started celebrating. I can assure the cake tastes great! Have a wonderful day. :)

    Happy Summer Swirlies everyone! Be Inspired!

  • At 8:28 AM, June 24, 2009 , Blogger Christopher said...

    Hey Tim, Jaschenka, Ute, Sue, Dave, and Sue, and Dave, and Sue, and Dave, and Sue, and Dave! Thanks so much for all of your input in here. Thanks for your birthday wishes as well. I checked all of your links. Thanks! Some amazing stuff out there. Thanks for the video Dave, and the local film article and my interview for LTTF Sue, and the Toe Shoe endorsement Tim, and the fantastic Pictures Jaschenka!!

    Dave, you would be pleased. I have been gearing up to take over a role in a live show here. Actually it is a very short (20 min) musical as part of a short musical festival. The cast and crew are a joy to work with.

    Happy Summer to all of my Northern Hemisphere pals and Happy Winter to all of you south of the equator!

    All Things Possible,

  • At 10:15 AM, June 24, 2009 , Anonymous Nisha said...

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTO!!!! May the year ahead be filled with fun projects like "Parfection."

    Sending you a big squeeze and lots of love.

  • At 11:32 AM, June 24, 2009 , Anonymous Alex said...

    Hi dear friends!

    Have a Wonderful Birthday, Chris! All best wishes! Thanks for putting that new trailer of "Parfection" here. Hope to know more about that short musical and your new projects.

    Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts, comments and experiences here. I enjoyed reading them, seeing photos and links!

    Hope you are well and having a happy season; due to Global Warming and Climate Change there are more severe heat waves than past and Summer has become much longer here in Northern Italy as well.

    Wishing you all Fantastic Happy Times! A hug to everyone!

  • At 8:21 PM, June 24, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey all!
    I'm still here - just been so busy that I've barely had time to read all the posts let alone respond.

    But, I wanted to add a belated happy birthday to Chris - has another year gone by already? Great news about your part in a live stage show (gasp - on stage again? Can Broadway be far off?).

    Take care all - it's hot, hot, hot here but I'm not complaining (much) because I know the cold is only a few short months away....



  • At 9:41 PM, June 24, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hi everyone,
    Sounds like it's hot everywhere this week. Yes,'s hot, hot, hot! And Jaschenka and Alex, keep cool over there! Nisha, so good to hear your voice on here! Hope all is well with you. Chris, hope the projects are lining up for you. The musical sounds fun. We all wish we could be there to see it. Going to the Shakespeare (Complete Works) at Williamston Theatre next week. Think you said you'd seen it. Hope we can keep up with all the plays represented! Well, that will make four out of six shows for the season we'll have experienced...not bad for us!
    I found a column I wrote before GOTJ2 and meeting you. Star-Spangled Summer...about the wave of flag symbolism that summer after 9/11. I reprinted it for my blog. How quickly tme flies. But hold that Star-Spangled Summer thought for a couple more months at least. Dave's right. The cold is lurking behind! ATB to all...Sue

    PS...but Chris...Sue and Dave, Sue and Dave? Did we write that much?:)

  • At 2:48 PM, June 29, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi gang,
    Just a note to let you all know that the next time around when Chris mentions who's been at the forum it might not be Sue, Dave, Sue, Dave, etc. The last storm to pass through knocked out my computer (despite surge protection) so I'm only able to get on occasionally as I borrow other people's machines and/or stay after work! I'll be getting it fixed and/or replaced soon though. I can't go too long without my ATP fix!


  • At 2:50 PM, June 29, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    By the way - Sue I look forward to what you think about Shakespeare it's a great and funny show. I saw the Producers again (at Croswell Opera House, they do good work) and though the show was good the best part was that the actors were not distracted when a bat - yes a live bat - flew in and tried to upstage the whole show! It even flew into one of the leads face as he was singing his big number - and the actor continued on without pausing! Now that's committment to the role. Bravo!


  • At 7:09 PM, June 29, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hey Dave, A storm knocked out your computer. It's one thing to be without power, but that is the ultimate disaster! We were fortunate during the last round last week. I keep my fingers crossed all the time. Glad you enjoy being on that ATP high! And I'm looking forward to the play with our son, too, as we don't get to do stuff with him that much. My husband is worried that we don't know enough Shakespeare to follow it all, though! I love your bat story, as well. I should tell that one to the director of the theatre there. In fact, that's a wonderful question to ask him for the article I'm writing (odd or funny things that have happened on stage) Have been writing and am very pokey at finishing! Thanks for the inspiration! Hope you'll soon be powered up again! Sue

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