{Today's Letters}

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Today's Letters: Dear Mr. Loerke, last night I tapped your shoulder to see if you were still awake. You responded with two leg bumps and a butt squeeze for "yes". Thanks for adding a little flair to our midnight game of morse code. Dear Stranded Documentary, any group of 19 year old men who can survive a plane crash, avalanche, and 72 days in the Andes mountains before being rescued deserves to be on a box of Wheaties in my opinion. You were amazing. Dear Macfarlan Family, thanks for inviting us over for Sunday's Feaster brunch. Ima still full. Dear Husband PA-S III, sometimes when you wad yourself up on the floor during your naps I wonder if your arm is broken. Over and out.

Do you have a favorite documentary? Tim and I are huge fans of Man on Wire, Food, Inc., Mad Hot Ballroom, and The Cove.

Btw, I think you're gonna like this week's guest letter writer. He maybe might be a musician.

19 comments:

Of Revolt said...

I really like the documentary Babies. It follows the lives of a few babies across the world, and is completely without dialogue - even from the parents! It's really lovely though, with lush photographic scenes. Definitely worth a watch!

KT said...

Grey Gardens: it was sad/crazy/interesting all wrapped up in one documentary.

kelsey williams said...

Catfish. Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3EDxgecC14

Husband and I are going to have The Year of the Documentary next year...so thanks for all these suggestions!

Rebekah said...

I absolutely love "The Smartest Guys in the Room". It's about the Enron scandal and I watch it every. time. it comes on the tv. It's one of those I can't pull myself away from. That may mean I'm an accounting nerd.

Maybe.

And I want to see Catfish that someone has already mentioned.

ZigZagKitty said...

My fav is Food Matters. It's on Netflix. Check it.

Megan said...

A good friend of mine watched "Babies" with me not long ago. It was an hour long marathon of AWWWWW and OMG SO CUTE! It'll make you want one soooo bad!

My favorite is The Business of Being Born. It's amazing. It's on Netflix instant play.

Brie said...

my favorite is "No Impact Man: The Documentary" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1280011/

cara. said...

the true meaning of pictures, how to draw a bunny, the sally man docs are all great.

also, that is the suggested sleeping position during pregnancy with a little more side turn but that same weird broken arm thing. and it is comfy.

Chiara said...

I laughed at the morse code!! I usually only receive grunts.
Have a great day, xo C.

Brooke said...

Food Inc. was awesome. So was Waiting for Superman. Jesus Camp made me so, SO mad, but I was glad I watched it.

Han said...

I watch the amazing people ones but i can never remember what they are called lol.

If i'm tired enough i sleep in random positions like that - it's when you wake up with pin and needles that it's no longer comfy

Ann Elizabeth Stabler said...

Love Man on Wire!

kyle55 said...

Try the documentary 'War Dance'...Set in civil war-ravaged Northern Uganda, this Best Documentary Oscar nominee follows the lives of three youngsters who attend school in a refugee camp and find hope through a rich tradition of song and dance. Coming from a world in which children are abducted from their families and forced to fight in the rebel army, these kids give it their all when they travel to the capital city to take part in the prestigious Kampala Music Festival.

Amanda said...

I LOVE King of Kong...I can't explain it...I just do

Today's Letters said...

of revolt & megan, babies is one of my faves! too cute.

kt, i've also seen grey gardens. another great film. i'm so glad someone bought and restored edith's home.

kels, i had never hear of catfish before you mentioned it. it looks like it has a scary ending!

rebekah, zigzag, brie, cara, brooke, amanda, i'll def add the smartest guys in the room, food matters, no impact man, the meaning of pictures, how to draw a bunny, sally man doc, waiting for superman, and king of kong. they all look amazing!

chiara, we've learned over the years that morse code is much more fun. you should try it!

kyle55, husband and i cried cried cried when when we watched war dance. a great reminder that music can change everything.

some of our other favorite documentaries have been: waste land, paperclips, lost boys of sudan, spellbound, emmanuel's gift, and 180* south.

annie h. said...

guest writer...josh garrels?!? perhaps? that'd be nuts.
you know lots of peeps.
i hope to write you later this week! life is movin fast right now, friend, but i will hopefully send some deets your way soon. did you catch my drift amidst all of that lingo?! over and out.

Anne said...

My husband and I really liked the HBO documentary called Paradise Lost- about the 3 teens arrested for murder in West Memphis, ARK. Very powerful stuff and makes you question the legal system. Love your blog!!

tifftastic said...

i can't believe i've only just found your blog. love it! re: the "broken arm" sleep position... my hubby finds me sleeping like that often in the morning before he leaves for work. he says it creeps him out, so he moves it. once he leaves, i move it right back to its "broken" position and conk out again. ;)

cheryl.andrey said...

Favorite documentaries in no particular order:
Grey Gardens
Dig!
Word Wars
Grizzly Man
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