Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Oompa loompa doompity do, I've got another puzzle for you...

Yesterday on NPR a man called in and asked the producer of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory if Johnny Depp's portrayal of Willy Wonka was intentionally Michael Jackson-esque. The producer defended Depp with the following:

"Now Michael Jackson really likes and has always really liked children. Willy Wonka doesn't like children at all."

Oh I see, that is the critical difference. Phew, I was kind of upset.

Don't worry Willy Wonka is just a flamboyantly dressed semi-gender-neutral soft-spoken unattached reclusive millionaire megalomaniac who lives in a theme park with unusual pets and occasionally invites children over with ulterior motives. See everyone, Willy Wonka is absolutely nothing like Michael Jackson.

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