This is my son. And our kitten. Some of you have seen this before on my facebook page. Anyway, I was unloading groceries and turned around to see this on the stairs.
He also created this:
He's 11 years old. And he may be funnier than I am. And smarter - he wouldn't let me embed the video here - insisting the link would drive viewers to the youtube site so he could increase his numbers. Where does he get this stuff?
You see, I turned 45 Monday. So I'm almost halfway through my life. And he comes up with this stuff at 11. It's pretty impressive, if I do say so myself. Of course, I am a bit biased.
He's been doing these Lego stop-action movies all summer. He just decided to do it and figured it out. There are longer videos. And I'm thinking...how can I harness his talent for evi...I mean good?
Maybe he could do some Gin Bombay videos using Lego stop-action? And would he do the work for Sour Skittles? These are the questions that haunt me (mainly because I'd really rather pay him in candy. Don't judge me).
This could turn into a paying gig for him. I have an author friend who laments that her teen daughters create websites and facebook pages for her hipster neighbors. They make so much money, they would never dream of getting the usual teen job of waiting tables or (like I did) detasseling corn. Why should they get their hands dirty if they can sit in their room and rake it in hand over fist?
I suggest she take a percentage out for rent, utilities - you know...overhead. That's what I'm going to do when the stop-action Lego film industry explodes.
Yeah...I'm definintely going to do that.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Posted by Leslie Langtry at 4:55 AM