Harvey – Clearly I Need Something to Complain About

I couldn’t sleep last night so I dragged myself into the living room and turned on the telly.  Harvey was on one of the classic channels.  If you haven’t seen Harvey here’s a description I pulled off of Wikipedia:

Harvey is a 1950 film based on Mary Chase‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, directed by Henry Koster, and starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull. The story is about a man whose best friend is a “pooka” named Harvey—in the form of a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall rabbit.

It’s a great movie and is one of Jimmy Stewart’s best performances.  The problem I have with the movie is that Jimmy Stewart is always looking up at Harvey when he’s speaking to this invisible rabbit.  Jimmy Stewart was 6’3″.  Clearly he wouldn’t look up to speak to a rabbit that is just a half an inch taller.  Besides in dress shoes, Stewart is probably as tall as the rabbit.  If you’re going to go to the trouble of creating an invisible rabbit that is six-foot, three-and-one-half-inches the least you can do is interact with him as if he is almost equal in height.  I can’t be the only one who is bothered by this… Oh, wait.  Maybe I am.  It’s a great film nonetheless.  Here’s a clip from youtube (I couldn’t find any where he’s talking to the rabbit while standing):

BTW – Here’s our friend Brandon Hardesty re-enacting the same scene:

I Think I Can Dance

At least I think I can do these dance moves.  Brilliant, simple, and so goofy they’re cool.  I can dance!  I can dance!  I can dance!  I particularly like the Wii Remote.