Okay, so I was going to post a book review, but then my iPod changed my mind. That and it is Friday and it is snowing. Guys, I need to post about something very dear to my heart. I will throw down for this. I will fight anyone who rips on this movie. That is right, I am posting about Newsies which is in no way book related or bookish. It’s just awesome.
You see in 1992, God saw the world, and he saw that it was pretty good as is, but that it was missing a little something. He was all, world you are soooo not complete without this bit of gold. So, he was all Kenny Ortega, rally the troops we gonna make a movie about child labor, and make it chock full of win. Let’s get Batman on board, and make him sing and dance. Then Kenny Ortega was all, let’s make 100 teenage boys sing and dance.
Oh, friends, glory be to Disney in the highest. For Disney released Newsies to the world. However, the world was not ready for so much win, for Newsies flopped in the theater.
Cue to eighth grade. Little April was learning all about how kids her age worked in coal mines and lost limbs to bobbins machines. The teachers were overcome with joy, as the students were all leaving for Christmas break and they had selected a movie to ease the afternoon before break. Little April was prepared to put her head down on the desk to enjoy the respite of sleep. Then, alas, the opening strains of, ‘That’s my cigar, you’ll steal another’ caused Little April’s ears to perk up. Oh, sweet, sweet mother of mercy, for once the movie was not a dud. The rest, friends, is history.
Newsies, you have been with me through hook-ups and break-ups. You have been a shining beacon of joy. Although you are not a book, you are worthy of space on my website. You carry the banner of my heart and taught me to open up the gates and seize the day.
Thus, I raise my glass in a toast to Crutchy and Jack Kelly and Spot and Kid Blink who smells money.
I raise my glass to the fight against the mean old William Randolph Hearst.
I raise my glass to music which always puts me in a great mood no matter the situation.
Here’s to you, Newsies.