Thursday, May 27, 2010

Eternal Bog of Stench!

One of the basic theories in my life is that all life experiences can be allegorically referenced to The Neverending Story, Labyrinth or Princess Bride. Today I'd like to tell the tale of Sarah and Hoggle.

Hoggle is a rude, short man thing that is the Sacajawea to Sarah's Lewis & Clark. Sarah must recover her half-brother Toby from David Bowie. Bowie spends most of the movie taunting Sarah, throwing obstacles in her way, telling goblins the boy has the "power of voodoo, who do? you do! You remind me of the boy!" Bowie is evil and yet enchanting, he's still kind of cool and rock starish. But don't let him draw you in, Bowie stands in the way of Sarah's goal (The boy with the power of voodoo, who do? You do!) and therefore we loathe him.

At one point Hoggle does something he isn't supposed to and gets them banished to the ETERNAL BOG OF STENCH! Which kind of reminds you of Yellowstone. It looks awful, you can tell it smells awful and Hoggle reminds us all that if we touch it in anyway we will smell like it forever!!! DOOOOM! Think about that, what would be worst than eternal stenchiness?

In the current LIVE in Life version of Labyrinth the following characters are cast.

Hoggle - realtor
Bowie - bankers
Sarah - Josh and I
Eternal Bog of Stench - mortgage process
Toby - my sanity

In the true spirit of Sarah say it with me now, "You have no power over me!"

Side note - if they were going to ever remake this movie, Lady Gaga could be an awesome Jareth the Goblin Queen.

2 comments:

The Wixom Zoo said...

Oh! I'm sorry this has been so hard for you guys. Hopefully it'll resolve itself soon. I liked the analogy, though. Miss you guys!

Nancy Pitney said...

Good luck! Short sales suck!