On Wednesday there was a nice little celebration at work. Industrial Light & Magic recently brought home an Oscar for their amazing work on Pirates 2. I don’t work for ILM and I didn’t do anything really to earn my place at that celebration, but it was there, so I went. Well, I guess I started celebrating International Talk Like A Pirate Day seven years ago. So, perhaps the rising interest in pirates convinced Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer that a movie focused solely on them would do tremendously well at the box office. And I suppose my seeing Pirates 1 in the theaters a few times convinced them that a sequel would also be financially successful. So in a weird way, I guess I did have a reason to be celebrating ILM’s work on the film.
Anyway, even if I had no real claim to be there, ILM had all of their awards out so you get your photo with them. And to show that it’s not all fun and parties at work, I took this real serious picture.
Oh, and a word of warning to any filmmakers out there. If you ever win an Oscar, beware, that sucker is heavy. Seriously heavy. Remember this when you go up to give your acceptance speech as you will look really stupid when you drop it.