Friday, April 17, 2020


Blogging from A to Z Challenge

Theme: Humor in film -- what makes me laugh:


Sometimes characters seems oblivious to what is going on around them, and it makes me laugh.

Consider this scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, (2017) for example... A catchy tune plays and Baby Groot dances while the other characters are involved in galactic mayhem. He seems blissfully unaware of the danger.

Marvel TV clip: Baby Groot Dance Scene

The entire concept of The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997) revolves around a man being oblivious to the danger he is in. Wallace (Bill Murray) thinks he's participating in a "Theater of Life" with actors in a make-believe crime production, when he's actually been mistaken as a real spy and thrown into an assassination plot. 

Warner Bros. Trailer: The Man Who Knew Too Little

The movie made me laugh 'til I could barely breathe.

Update concerning my participation in the A to Z Challenge. 
I'm aware (not oblivious) that I didn't post anything for the letters M and N. I hope to post them at a later date. I've got a medical situation going on... nothing related to the coronavirus, although perhaps if that was the situation at least the doctors would know what's going on and be able to give a diagnosis. As it is, I am in constant pain (and have been since April 6) and so far the trips to the clinic, blood work, ultrasound, and x-rays have not revealed the source of the problem. 

I hope to continue posting during the challenge, since writing usually helps take my mind off the agony (my entire right leg feels like it's being smashed), but sometimes the pain makes it difficult to think. This week has been tough. 


  1. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us posted.

  2. @John ... That means a lot to me, thank you!

  3. Oh Trudy thinking positive thoughts for you. Scary not to know what is going on. Hopefully they will find answers soon.

    Janet’s Smiles

  4. @Janet ... Thanks for the positive thoughts! You're right... the not knowing has been tough.

  5. I am really saddened to learn of your discomfort and pain. Please take care of yourself first. Us loyal followers will still be there for you when you're better and resume blogging.

  6. Regarding oblivion, Being There with Peter Sellers is the first film that came to mind when I read your post. And The Man Who Knew Too Little is a great example also!

  7. @Sue ... Thank you for your kind words. It's comforting to know that even if my posts are late, it will be okay.

    And oh my goodness, Peter Sellers' character in Being There definitely fits with the topic of oblivion. Such an endearing character, too.