Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A point in every direction....

Today was just like Christmas... err... Festivus.... never mind.....

Last week Zeus ordered this DVD for me and it arrived today! It is a wonderful animated movie narrated by Ringo Starr with vocals by Harry Nilsson. It is about a little round-headed boy Oblio who lived in the Pointed Village where by law everything had to have a point. There is a strong moral to the story about not judging others who are different. It came out in 1971. Athena and Eris grew up listening to the LP and watched it every time came on television. A few years ago I found a VHS tape and also the CD soundtrack. Now the grandkids are all watching and loving it.

Littlest Ms. Eris had the words to this song memorized by the time she was two and now asks for it whenever we go down for a nap. I sang it to her continuously for the first six months of her life to keep myself sane and also to keep her alive (explanation will come in October).

If you click here you will meet the Pointless Man, just one of the many interesting characters in the cartoon.

Now it's time to pop some popcorn.

Note: There are 217 other Blogspot profiles with The Point listed as a favorite movie.


$.61

8 comments:

athena said...

Ooo Ooo Ooo! I'm so excited!

I haven't seen this movie for so long!

Eris said...

Nice. Interesting that there are 217 other pot smoking hippies out there in the blogosphere.

Jubee said...

I note that I don't think I have every seen it.

Numismatist Facts said...

Never did the pot, but I'll bet a good Rum and Diet Coke would really enhance the experience!

"Hey, what's happenin' with choo boys? Ya been goofin' wi' the bees?"

athena said...

I introduced a co-worker to this. She seems to think a lot was smoked during the creation also. She laughed uncontrollably at my singing the words to the troubles link!

I need to buy a copy.

KFinley said...

Aside from the point...here's a memory:

I remember coming over to your house to watch the fireworks from your front lawn and hear the music from WSU. I also remember a friendly game of Butt's Up that accompanied it...my bums still sore!

Sharyn said...

I thought I was the only person in the world who saw this when it was TV who knows how long ago...1972? I LOVE the song Me And My Arrow. Sometimes I sing it to my little Pom and she arrarr's along with me. I'm going to see if I can find a copy.
I don't understand what the other commenters are saying, it's probably just as well...

Karen said...

I've never seen this... I need to put it on my "want to see list"!