Random Factoid #518

28 12 2010

I’m a movie ticket collector, not a stamp collector.  But I must say, given this announcement, I may take up the incredibly common pastime.  (Not likely, but I just like saying that.)

The USPS announced today that in 2011, they will issue Pixar-themed stamps!  There will be 5 stamps in the collection from the “Toy Story” movies, “Cars,” “Ratatouille,” “Wall-E,” and “Up.”  I’ll probably run out and buy a bunch next year and forever make my letters festive, but I have to hesitate some since postage is always going up!

I’m ecstatic that these stamps are going to be arriving on my mail next year!  It makes me excited to receive snail mail.  But I do have to point this out – where is “Monsters Inc.” among the stamps?  It’s a lot better than most of the movies that made the stamps!


Random Factoid #92

28 10 2009

Since my house became such a movie library, people often borrowed them from us.  I didn’t mind lending them, but I didn’t want to lose them forever.  I created a large Word document of our DVD library, including how many discs were in the case, the year, and a space to write to whom it was lent.  Yet despite all of my efforts, several great DVDs have been lost.  So, this factoid is a memorial to those discs, out there somewhere either in a new home or a landfill.

  • Legally Blonde
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • The Incredibles
  • Cars

Random Factoid #42

8 09 2009

This isn’t my first movie reviewing phase.  I wrote several reviews during summer 2006 and intended to send them in to the Houston Chronicle.  For some reason that I can’t remember, I never sent them.  I think it was probably due to the fact that I wrote mainly about kids movies like “Over the Hedge” and “Cars.”  But I can’t pinpoint a specific reason.