Sunday, January 29, 2006

Scribbles: The 65th Wins Movie Role as Invisible Crayon

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This Just In from The 65th Crayon:

When he first heard of it, the 65th Crayon wasn’t sure that he agreed a remake of the Movie “The Invisible Man,” was warranted. A journalist and reader, our colorful reporter felt that the book by H.G. Wells should be the preferred way of learning the story of the tale of the scientist who experiments on himself.

Though he speaks highly of the 1933 film staring Claude Rains and Gloria Stuart, our literary friend, who might be mistaken for Dashiell Hammett’s,The Thin Man, has a rainbow of expletives for movies that have come out since then, and harsh word for attempts to turn the classic work into a series on cable TV.

“Hollywood caught my attention,” the 65th Crayon said. “When they said the story would be a metaphor told about crayons and asked me to take the lead role. It seems my friend, the legendary Mr. Potato Head is producing the remake called The Invisible Crayon.”

In the new suspense thriller a waxy, young scientist who experiments on himself discovers the secret of invisibility. Keeping true to the original, the crayon is unable to reverse his work and eventually goes insane, leaving cruelty and chaos in his path.

“It will be a stretch for me. I hope I don’t get taller,” the good-natured reporter confided. “But The Big Spud is betting on me, and I can’t let him down. So I’m going for it.” He shared this picture of himself on the set in full invisibility make up with sunglasses on.

“The movie is set to release whenever they’re done filming it. That’s how those Hollywood people do things.” Those were the crayon’s last words as he tied his trench coat and walked off into the sunset.

—me strauss Letting me be

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Anonymous said...

Its hard becoming invisible and losing your sanity, kind of reminds me of when I worked downtown

"ME" Liz Strauss said...

Hi Janus,
You've got a good point there.
I think the crayon has an advantage over us. Don't you? He's used to living in an imaginary world. We tend to think the world is real.

Anonymous said...

Just now stumbled across your blog its wonderful I am enjoying it and your stories

"ME" Liz Strauss said...

Hi Harmoninline,
Thank you,
We're a good group who hang around here. Stay as long as you like,

Anonymous said...

You need to put together a collection of all your 65th crayon stories and let the world read them Liz. Never have I enjoyed reading a 'series' (if I may call it that) more than I have the 65th Crayon. I LOVE it. Everytime I see his picture I know I'm in for a treat!

Thanks for brightening my day!

"ME" Liz Strauss said...

Hi Jennifer,
thank you for that. I sometimes wonder whether anyone reads them. He's not the most commented feature on the blog. :)

As long as you come by he'll be here to greet you.