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May 23, 2003

"Where is fancy bread?"

"In the heart or in the head?"
-Willy Wonka

It looks like after over 10 years, they are finally remaking Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, one of my favorite movies of all time. It was one of my first DVDs. Some people think that my handle Wonko comes from Willy Wonka, but it actually comes from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galexy (So Long and Thanks for all the Fish). But it might as well have. Tim Burton will direct it, but no one knows who will be the star. Gamera and I had a chat about just that. Here are some of our ideas. Some are mine, some are his. Some are bad (most are bad), some are good. First here are the really bad funny ideas.

Jackie Chan
Jim Carey
Antonio Banderas
Kianu Reaves
Robert Deniro
Van Dam

Now the good ones:
Mike Meyers
Ewen McGregor
Christopher Walken
Val Kilmer (one of my favorite picks. You know, Real Genius Val.)

But finally an actor we both agreed on. Our first choice is!!!
Johnny Depp (Gamera's idea).

Any other suggestions?

Posted by wonko at May 23, 2003 03:54 PM

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Man, am I glad Wonko spelled all those names wrong. Otherwise, it just wouldn't be classic Wonko.

Posted by: gamera at May 23, 2003 04:15 PM

What!! No Mel Gibson?

Posted by: obigabu at May 24, 2003 09:10 AM

What!! No Mel Gibson?

Posted by: obigabu at May 24, 2003 09:10 AM

Nice double post....

So I went to work and asked my friend Eric who he thought should be the new Wonka. Without telling him the names we had come up with, and without hesitation, he said Johnny Depp. How did he know?

Posted by: Wonko at May 24, 2003 12:09 PM

Of course it's going to be Johnny Depp. Johnny and Tim sleep together.

(And please remove my double post....it was a browser error)

Posted by: Obigabu at May 24, 2003 05:15 PM

No. I think I'll leave it there as a reminder.

Posted by: Wonko at May 24, 2003 05:19 PM

Got some more ideas from friends.

Jeff Daniels, Tim Robbins
Chevy Chase, and Kevin Spacey

Posted by: Wonko at May 24, 2003 11:08 PM

Jeff Daniels would be a good one.

How about:

Sean Haze (from Will and Grace)
Tom Hanks
Hank Kasaria (From Mad About You)
Hugh Jackman
Jack Black
Billy Crystal

Posted by: obigabu at May 27, 2003 11:53 AM

i was just wondering what this quote..if it had ANY sort of meaning AT ALL meant: where is fancy bread in the heart or in the head? i know its from the movie but it's bugging me! thanks :)

Posted by: me! at August 12, 2003 07:11 PM

I think this explains it all.

"We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dream."

Posted by: Wonko at August 12, 2003 07:16 PM

Kevin Kline

Posted by: turd at September 26, 2003 10:03 AM

Fancy bread meaning nice things. Do they actually make you happy or do people only like them so much because they are desired and aspired to by all.

Posted by: Ben at August 29, 2004 07:08 AM

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