Two Clips

Here are two YouTube clips I found this morning.

The first, by way of Kim by way of Heather, is a commentary on the pinkification of breast cancer. It’s powerful stuff.

I’m not sure if you could simply replace ‘pink’ with ‘blue’ and ‘cancer’ with ‘diabetes’, but the commercialization of chronic and life-threatening illnesses is quite disturbing when you step back and look at everything that’s going on.

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Wedding Progress And Things

While this won’t become a proper wedding planning blog or anything like that, there’s some solid back-patting going around in the Snider/Kern home right now.

On the diabetes front, I would appreciate it if you could hop over to Kim’s blog and offer any insight you can on the emotions of insulin pumping – for a friend.

Yes, the friend is me.

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#dblogcheck Update: The Tribe Has Spoken

Next Tuesday (July 22) I’m encouraging everyone to comment on every single blog post they read. Even if it’s just a “Check!”, leave a comment on everything. It may seem like a tough task, but it’s worth it.

For those of you catching up to this whole #dblogcheck thing, here are some posts to provide background on what’s going on.

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Optimus Prime Surfing

In preparation for the new Transformers debacle this weekend, I decided to delve into the source material that everyone claims was ruined by Michael Bay. Obviously the only real preparation for a nearly 3-hour long explosion is ear plugs, but I started watching the original Transformers cartoon yesterday to see what all the fuss is about. And let me tell you: this is weird.

Seeing the inspiration for set pieces, hearing one-liners that were used in the scripts (there were scripts for the new movies, right?), seeing this stuff in reverse is surreal.

I plan to watch the animated movie (1986) before the weekend is up and chat about all this with frequent podcast guest Parris on Monday. Until then, I’ll leave you with this:

Yes, that is Optimus Prime surfing a tidal wave.

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