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August 3, 2012 8:36 PM   Subscribe

When I Grow Up (SLYT)
posted by zarq (29 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Filmed at the annual Lightning in a Bottle Festival in Silverado, CA. (Background documentary video.)

The videographer of "When I Grow Up" has another video on his channel: The Faces of Lightning in a Bottle.
posted by zarq at 8:37 PM on August 3, 2012


When I grow up
posted by birdherder at 8:48 PM on August 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


When I grow up
posted by hellojed at 8:53 PM on August 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


When I grow up
posted by erniepan at 8:55 PM on August 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


When I grow up
posted by ~Bert at 8:59 PM on August 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


When I grow up (I am so sorry)
posted by mochapickle at 9:33 PM on August 3, 2012


Will I dig the same things that turn me on as a kid?
posted by Talez at 9:38 PM on August 3, 2012


One of my closest friends wanted to grow up to be a fire truck when he was a kid. Not a fireman. A fire truck.
posted by FirstMateKate at 9:41 PM on August 3, 2012 [7 favorites]


When I grow up
posted by LSK at 9:46 PM on August 3, 2012


And people ask me, "SPrintF, why do you have all these ridiculous My Little Pony figures decorating your workspace?"

And I say, "because I am old, and despite the daily shit sandwich that the world offers up to me, I still want to believe in honesty, kindness, generosity, loyalty, laughter and, yes, magic."

Now that I am grown up, I choose, despite all the evidence to the contrary, to hold on to my child-like heart.
posted by SPrintF at 9:48 PM on August 3, 2012 [5 favorites]


@ FirstMateKate
One of my closest friends wanted to grow up to be a fire truck when he was a kid. Not a fireman. A fire truck.

I also wanted to be a FIRE TRUCK... My mother teases me about it still... So glad that I'm not the only one who's been messed up by anthropomorphic vehicles in the early 90's!!!

Is there a support group for us that I wasn't aware of? Should we make one?
posted by ~Bert at 10:12 PM on August 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


The videographer also did the Dr.Seuss/Burning Man film.
But I think this one is sweet, even to an old cynic like me.
posted by Isadorady at 10:17 PM on August 3, 2012


Well, I don't WANNA grow up.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:38 PM on August 3, 2012


me neither.
posted by roger ackroyd at 10:41 PM on August 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oooh. A bunch of spirits to break! I bet they will end up in middle management, to the last.
posted by poe at 10:43 PM on August 3, 2012


You know, i was never a kind, and I'm allergic to whimsy, and this kind of bullshit just prevents important work from being done. Yr not cute, yr not special, and yr no longer 6. Be a fucking adult.
posted by PinkMoose at 11:34 PM on August 3, 2012


Hey, it's Aileen!
posted by matt_od at 11:54 PM on August 3, 2012


It's very Portlandia.
posted by betweenthebars at 12:02 AM on August 4, 2012


Well, that was moderately emetic.
posted by Decani at 12:56 AM on August 4, 2012


Yr not cute, yr not special, and yr no longer 6. Be a fucking adult.
posted by PinkMoose at 11:34 PM


I didn't care much for that either, but... Dude.
posted by mhoye at 5:28 AM on August 4, 2012


Always bitter sweet.
posted by squeak at 5:33 AM on August 4, 2012


Huh. At some point I wanted to be a moose on a motorcycle. It's true.

I am not currently a moose on a motorcycle.
posted by functionequalsform at 10:44 AM on August 4, 2012


I wanted to be an astronaut.

...and that is one of the reasons I keep going back to Burning Man.
posted by Mars Saxman at 12:19 PM on August 4, 2012


When we grow up
posted by jocelmeow at 12:24 PM on August 4, 2012


Dude, what?

What's supposed to be said about this piece of mollycoddling tripe?
posted by PinkMoose at 12:29 PM on August 4, 2012


That maybe the world would be a better place if we all maybe stopped taking ourselves so seriously?
posted by xedrik at 2:14 PM on August 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


When I grow up
posted by erniepan at 11:55 PM on August 3 [3 favorites +] [!]

When I grow up
posted by ~Bert at 11:59 PM on August 3 [4 favorites +] [!]


Heh.
posted by zarq at 6:14 PM on August 4, 2012


It helps not to use phone text abbreviations when you want to tell someone else to "be an adult".

When I grew up, I wanted to blow up railway bridges in occupied territory.
posted by Catch at 1:00 AM on August 5, 2012


Nothing for me the divide between what kids dream about, and what adults wish kids dream about, quite like films like these.
posted by Jilder at 1:13 PM on August 5, 2012


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