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Winnie the Pooh is…True?

Sort of.

Image result for winnie the pooh holding hand christopher robin

(Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, Disney)

Warning: Naming your stuffed animals can be life-changing.

Creativity is not something that can be memorized from a textbook. In its purest and most imapctful sense, creativity is a reaction or a feeling someone has to something or someone that few (if anyone else) sees. It happens when it happens. And creativity can be a truly wonderul thing when it rises from the normal everyday.

While we’ve all watched and enjoyed the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh, including his best human friend Christopher Robin, it’s a safe bet that most of us don’t know the story-behind-the-story. Well, later this year, moviegoers will discover the former that inspired the latter.

To think it all started when British author A.A. Milne was casually introduced to some wonderfully named stuffed animals…

There is just something magical about England of yesteryear (or the days of yore, if you’re like Rachel Green) with its picturesque architecture and dreamlike parks. Maybe that special feeling we have is the result of so many creative people before who have subtly transformed these pleasant thoughts from England into our illustrious reality over the course of many generations? Cheers, either way. And it looks like Goodbye Christopher Robin aims to showcase one of those delightfully impressionable chapters in that evolving lineage of happy thoughts from that place across the pond.

A.A. Milne, his son and his cast of characters are not rock stars like the Beatles. However, their tale of heartwarming imagination continues to “top the charts” (of sorts) with children and parents alike, spanning multiple generations…like the Beatles.

Also like the Beatles, Winnie the Pooh wants to hold your hand.

Raising a Cane

What’s the one item that can turn any guy into a distinguished gentleman?

Hint: Johnnie Walker never leaves home without one.

Who needs Steve Urkel’s transformation chamber when there are canes in the world.

Speaking of a sophisticated cane Caine…

Whether it’s buying a cane or hearing a funny story from famed actor Michael Caine, either one (or both) will prepare you for this weekend. And while we can’t be Michael Caine with a cane (that just happened), we can get relatively close to that unstoppable style.

Almost as close as the name Michael Caine and a certain phrase that sounds remarkably close to its pronunciation.

The Unexpected Thrill of Singularity

While it’s a good thing not all movies are made in this format, it’s a blessing that one film every so often is bravely written and acted within such a simple and isolated storytelling dynamic.

Driving at night with a hands-free phone.

That’s it.

Ironically, this mundane, constrained seat appears to be the perfect setting for a nerve-racking, pulse-pounding thrill ride.

It’s called Locke and it features the talented, yet under-the-radar star Tom Hardy. Although it had an April 25th release date, it’s now entering major theaters, like in Columbus, Ohio. Be sure to check your local listings.

What’s driving you this weekend?

Happy Monday!

So often, the beginning of the week can look and feel the same. Sometimes though, it’s on these familiar paths that we are (surprisingly) able to see something we weren’t able to before. Whatever that may be, I hope the following video clip can provide you with inspiration to try to look at the world in a slightly different light with a new sense of adventure.

Same path, but a new journey.

Why is it that these things are usually right in front of our faces?

Here’s to a New Kind of Happy Monday!