Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Son of Langtry

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 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.

The Assassin


krisgils33 said...

happy birthday! I'm almost done with 45 and I can honestly say it's not so bad. kids today are way smarter and technologically savvy than I'll ever be.

Terri Osburn said...

You forgot the link, but I've seen the video. I must know how long it takes him to make those. Looks incredibly time intensive.

My kiddo just turned 12 and is not to this level, but earlier this year she fell in love with some photo editing program through FB and now pretties up pics for all her friends.

I'm seeing a future is graphic and web design. You realize this generation really is going to take over the world.

The cat thing is just weird. LOL!

Leslie Langtry said...

Damn. I tried to get the link thingy to work.

Terri Osburn said...

I just watched some of the other ones. The playdoh as blood is cracking me up. You have the next Spielberg on your hands. (I smell a nice retirement for mum.)

Leslie Langtry said...

He asked me what to use for blood. My first response was horror, thinking I'd have some sticky substance to wash off a lego board. I'm the one who came up with the playdoh idea, although it looks like the blog is eating his lego guys. And I've had a few instances of digging playdoh out of the carpet...

Terri Osburn said...

See! He does get his genius from you!

Leslie Langtry said...

I meant, the "blob" is eating his lego guys. Yeesh! Dyslexic fingers today!

Robin Kaye said...

Happy Birthday, Leslie! Love the pic and the vid--can never get over the way kids surprise and amaze us with their talent and individuality and then sometimes it's like looking in a mirror which is always scary.

Leslie Langtry said...

Scary is right, Robin!