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Mike Reyes, aka Mr. Controversy, has considered himself a writer ever since he was a child. He wrote for various school publications from about 1995 until 2006, and currently runs both The Bookish Kind and Mr. Controversy, which is an offshoot of the regular column he wrote in High School. He's also authored several short stories such as "The Devil's Comedian", "The Devil v. George W. Bush", and most recently "Wait Until Tomorrow". He resides in New Jersey. Any inquiries for reprinting, writing services, or general contact, should be forwarded to: michaelreyes72@hotmail.com

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Friday Video - 4/21/10

I originally had a different video scheduled for today, but I saw this video and had to share it.  There's an AT&T ad using the song "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and as such this song has awoken childhood memories.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the first instances of "read the book, then saw the movie" that I can remember, and it all occurred randomly in Third Grade.  Needless to say, I have a deep love for the writings of Roald Dahl and the film this book inspired.  Little did the Third Grader in me know that there's a line of new candies called "Wonka Exceptionals", which includes the infamous (but until now nonexistent) Scrumdidliumptious Bar.  (They're as good as they sound, kids, trust me on that.)

This whole confluence of events and thoughts had me thinking, life is win.  Life (no matter what condition it's in) is win, simply because you are living.  Frankly, there's worse things you could be doing.  So thank you all.  Thanks to the readers, to the passers by, to the trolling anonymous haters and fans, and to my friends & girlfriend (who have commented on here at some point or another).

One final note, I've used this Pixar fanvid instead of the actual Willy Wonka scene because I think it deserves any views we can throw its way.  It's a nice, heartfelt tribute & it's well worth your time.

"If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it."


Not to screw the previous (and no less important) selection for today's festivities, here's the original selection for today's Happy Friday Video. 

Weird Al is a musical legend, partially because he can take other people's songs and turn them into something completely different and humorous.  The other half of his legacy would be his own unique sense of humor, which shines through in interviews and his original work.  And now thanks to the Internet, he doesn't have to wait to record/release a song on an album two years after its relevant...not when he can leak it to the Internet!  Your Happy Friday Video this week is off his Internet Leaks EP.  Please enjoy "Ringtone".

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