Saturday, April 26, 2014

V is for Viper - and Vitality - and Stuff

Have you seen that picture/video thing going around, of the viper that ate a millipede and the millipede ate the viper inside out? Isn't that just the grossest thing since sliced bread? The viper apparently ate the bug alive, and then the bug ate the snake's innards until he got his head free about halfway. The millipede almost made it out alive ... can you imagine? Getting almost out and then succumbing to snake digestive juices?

Speaking of vipers, Dave's work got a brand new Dodge Viper. It's sitting in the dealership's showroom, looking just as shiny as a $150,000 car should look.

Dave says I'm too fat for the Viper. Actually, he says most people are too fat for the Viper. The cockpit is built for people who have asses like 12-year-old boys. Thin boys. I think it must be a drag for rich people who have double-wides attached to their hips. All that money and even a shoe horn and an economy sized jar of Vaseline won't put them behind the wheel.

I saw the most wonderful movie tonight: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Sigh. What a wonderful movie. Exhilarating. Exquisite. Beautifully filmed. And it has such vitality that it made me laugh and cry at the same time. It wasn't anything like I expected, in a good way, and I know it's one of those movies I'll want to watch again and again.

It makes me want to go outside and embrace the sky.


  1. You are so right. It's a lovely movie with rich characters. It didn't stick around long, though, did it?

  2. I loved The Secret Life of Walter Mitty when first I read it. I am not a movie watcher, but I am a bit tempted by this.
    Eeeeuw on the viper/millipede front. I am not comfortable with either critter anyway, but this combination is UGLY.
    Perhaps the very rich could have the Viper surgically fitted to their butt. Eeeuw again.

  3. I don't think I could fit into a Viper either. My friend Sal had a sports car (don't remember what. TBird maybe?) and the back was so tiny I had to crane my neck sideways to squeeze in. Not with another person mind you. Just me. Even when I ride shotgun it feels like i'm sitting on the ground. I guess i'm just not a sports car guy.

    That viper thing is gross. Fascinating .... but gross. And I saw the trailer for Walter Mitty. looked interesting. Feel like I've heard or seen that story before; I had mistakenly thought it was a Twilight Zone episode!

  4. OK that Viper thing grossed me out:) Hug B

  5. I think that's one I would like to see...the movie that is, not the viper.

  6. I was staying somewhere in the '90's, in a second floor motel. I looked over the balcony rail to see a Viper parked below. Someone had arranged french fries above the wipers, arched like sexy eyelashes. I missed the owner's reaction, when it came.

  7. Haven't seen the film.
    A Viper would be nice. It's no Bugatti, but would be sure to turn heads.

  8. I'd take a Lamborghini before a viper. Those are downright dangerous and disagreeable. As you've already noted.

    Hope you're feeling better. Blessings and Bear hugs!

  9. Ickkkk!!!

    Haven't seen the movie, and don't want to, admittedly. I really, really, really can't stand Ben Stiller.

  10. That snake will give me wicked nightmares. How incredibly gross! What are the odds?

    Vipers are cool. Not that I want to humiliate myself by trying to sit in one and then getting my fat ass stuck inside. I'll pass Dodge, thank you!

    I have never seen Walter Mitty but have heard from several different sources now that I would love that movie.

  11. $150,000 for a Dodge: Really???? It's a Dodge.

  12. $150,000 is way too much for a car that you (probably) can't even fit into.
    Get the matchbox version. It's cheaper and will sit on your mantle never getting scratched or crashed. Unless you play with it.

  13. Okay, the snake thing was just gross. But I have a skinny grandson about to turn sixteen who would love to try on the car.

  14. Hello there. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of the challenge!
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  15. I remember Danny Kaye in "Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and loved it. I have avoided Ben Stiller's version, but now will watch it.

    The snake and viper? That is just wrong, plain wrong. Oh well.


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