Monday, February 7, 2011

Comic relief, featuring my son!


I can never seem to stay away from controversy for too long, so before I dive back into it, I thought I'd provide some comic relief. This short video has made me laugh all day. (Granted, it is my 17-year-old son and his friends who star in this small masterpiece, so that could be why I think it's so hilarious!)

If you are from Arizona, you will appreciate this piece. For everyone else, it's a chance for Arizonans to finally dispel the many stereotypes about our beloved state and way of life. ;)

For the next three minutes and forty-three seconds, please enjoy
Tales of the Cacti...







*Most of the material was improvised by the kids, all high school seniors. A special shout out to Lizzie Whitfield, producer, director and cinematographer. Lizzie is not seen in the film, but she is the genius behind it. 

14 comments:

  1. "...most importantly, we have love" - awwwww! Leila, your son's wittiness about "guns" IS HILARIOUS! :)

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  2. I second Celine's comment on your son's guns lines. :)

    As a non-Arizonan, I would like to gladly reassure you that the whole thing is in fact quite funny and not just your personal investment causing you to laugh :) From basically the moment when they showed the "mall" onward, I was giggling. :)

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  3. I'M STILL LAUGHING! And enjoyed seeing "the desert" as the world is black-and-white here is Ohio right now.

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  4. I loved how she said "Aloha! And Welcome to sunny Arizona!" lol Very impressive work! :) Thanks for putting a smile on my face!

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  5. Ha ha, I have to admit that's what I thought before I moved out here.

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  6. I'm the opposite of "suburban mom" - I never really thought of Arizona as a "country" type place like that... ;) New Mexico? Yes. haha. but not Arizona. No idea why :)
    Now...in Nebraska...I could see these kids "characters" fitting in about 5 miles from where I'm sitting right now. hahahaha
    Loved this video, thanks for sharing. Those kids are pretty good!!!!

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  7. That was funny, the acting and filming were impressive. Wow! Haha, two year old with a gun collection. 56 degrees and they were shivering!

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  8. It's a hoax. These people were imported from Kentucky. Stop lyin', girl!

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  9. Lol, Lisa, I thought the same thing. I never imagined AZ with accents and outfits like that! :-) Or guns. I guess I just imagined outdoorsy types and cacti. :) But hilarious anyway... what creative teens!

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  10. "I'll be out when I'm out, woman! I'm going to go get me some DINNER!"

    Can't. Stop. Laughing.

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  11. I love freezing in 56 degree weather! So funny! ;)

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